Kohler Co. Employee Reviews

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Machine Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, AL29 January 2017
A typical day at work was hot fast-paced, but overall worthy. I learned basically how bathtubs was constructed and how faced they can be produced. The management was fairly poor based on employee concern but the work pay was great. The gardest part of the job was working 6 days a week 12 hr shifts. The most enjoyable part of the job was that 1 off day each employee had.
Pros
Benefits, pay, dinner rewards etc.
Cons
Hard fast-paced hot enviroment 6 day 12hr work schedule
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Mediocre
Supply Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  Kohler, WI30 July 2016
Direct management/recruitment and development of Buyer level associates
Added 5 suppliers in key raw materials (Zinc, Brass, Plastic, Electronics)
Development of current suppliers to be effective partners in a New Product Development setting
Savings of over $500,000 through proper leverage and negotiation on a single project
Creation and refinement of a Commodity Development Incremental Sourcing process
Actively drove a new culture of expediency and importance of “Time to Market”
Independently developed and Managed Suppliers remotely and on site in: Europe, Asia, and Domestically
Performed competitive analysis on industry competitors to expand on the current supply base gain market understanding
Worked in Parallel with supplier quality to determine leading and lagging indicators of quality metrics
Management of multi- million dollar categories (i.e. Kitchen Faucets)
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Do Yourself a Favor and Look Elsewhere
Employee (Current Employee) –  Wisconsin2 December 2016
I've been working for Kohler for over six years. Their turn-over rate is unbelievable. They do not treat their employees well, they are sneaky and it's a mess in every department because of the constant managerial and staff changes.The arrogance of the company is shocking in comparison to how their employees actually feel. I only recommend working for them if it is an absolute last resort.
Pros
Many departments to work in
Cons
They will do everything they can to keep as much pay and benefits from employees as possible
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Exciting job, great team however lack of support and very stressful
Former emoloyee (Former Employee) –  Old Course Hotel14 July 2016
Great company to work for and every day was an exciting day and never the same however there is no career progression as no opportunities are presented to progress further.

Lack of support of the team which leads to over loaded work load, stressful days, and limited resources within the team.

Full training isn't prioritised due to the demand of business needs which leads to staff not fully understanding their requirements and responsibilities.

High staff turn over.
Pros
Great opportunity as Old Course Horel is known globally
Cons
Long hours & lack of support.
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Great environment at an awesome world class facility.
Caddie (Former Employee) –  Sheboygan, WI15 November 2016
Serving Guests at one of the finest golf resorts in the United States, and arguably the world. This job taught me many great life lessons, also business related lessons such as, reliability , customer service, camaraderie and being punctual. Managers and co-workers were all great people to be around, a very tight knit "family". The hardest part of the job was the physical labor included in being world class caddie. The best part of the job was the reaction guests would have during or following a round, having to do with the fantastic experience we just shared together.
Pros
Great Co-workers, great compensation.
Cons
none
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The work place was good. The people treat u with the up most respect.
Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Sheridan Ark17 December 2016
I would recommend others to go work for Kohler.. Good paying job, safe work place good benefits for you and your family. The hours or good you have days off thought the week to get done what you need to do. You can work all the overtime you want.
Pros
Have to bring own lunch. But ay time when production has a rise they keep the plant
Cons
Breaks or Good, Nice break room to relax, Tv's to watch, A nice none smoking area to set out to get a little air..
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Strong, Innovative Company but doesn't value their talent
Systems Project Manager - QA Manager (Current Employee) –  Kohler, WI24 August 2016
Long hours, no respect for your work/life balance, but the projects and products are innovative and exciting. Compensation is good, and keeps you engaged for awhile.
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Great Atmosphere, hard working
Sales Manager - Engineered Solutions (Current Employee) –  Mosel, WI26 November 2016
Hard working privately held corporation.

Committed to developing their folks, and conscious of their community and the environment.

It's a large manufacturer, but pay is lower than average, however cost of living is also lower than average.
Pros
Community, hard working team members
Cons
Small city, competitive manufacturing environment
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Unprofessional
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Hattiesburg, MS23 September 2016
Very unprofessional when it comes to their company rules and policies. Line Leaders are trading fornication for advancement, steel toe boots are supposed to be worn, Females are not supposed to wear tight revealing clothes, One of the Security Guards is crooked, the OSHA policy is very bad here and they pay off the inspector.
Pros
Pay is okay.
Cons
Unprofessional, full of drama.
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Productive and Innovative
Mechanical Project Engineer (Staff Engineering) (Former Employee) –  Kohler, WI21 December 2016
Great place to work. Rigid core hours, but this helps in maintaining much needed work-life balance. Innovative engineers and more than willing to impart knowledge and collaborate.
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Great company to work for with many alternatives with different business units.
Manager of Corporate Accounts (Current Employee) –  Kohler, WI14 October 2016
Great company for those starting their career or looking for their final job or anything in between. There are always opportunities for diversifying your skills and focusing on growing into the career field you choose.
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production scheduling and purchasing
Supply Chain/Purchasing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Union City, TN9 February 2017
Plant management in the supply group and the plant manager are unprofessional and manage out of fear. Continual threats to employment to try to get performance and micro manages every aspect of the organization.
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Incompetent
Spa Therapist (Former Employee) –  Kohler, WI15 June 2016
After 20 years in the spa industry by the far the worst environment I've ever experienced. Management is incompetent, only in place because they started out as kids and stayed. Backbiting encouraged and led by leads. No room for advancement at all. No life work balance and expected to work for minimum wage if you make anything at all. 5 stars are bought
Pros
Pretty spa
Cons
Management
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Great group of workers on the floor.
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Union City, TN19 December 2016
Great group of hard workers, work hours always change due to customers demand, with little to no room to advance with in the company.But overall not to bad.
Pros
healthcare, 401k plans, pay.
Cons
temperature, low room to advance, seniority doesnt affect pay
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Great place to work.
Plastics Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sheridan, AR8 February 2017
Great place to work. Very family oriented. People are friendly. Flexible management and very open to new ideas. Lots of different positions to choose from.
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Easy
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Kohler, WI10 November 2016
Very hard to move up in. People are easy to work with. Great job. Monday through Friday with weekends off. Good pay. Hard advancement. Big company to move up in
Pros
Easy
Cons
Short breaks
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Great co-workers
Banquet Set-up (Former Employee) –  Kohler, WI13 January 2017
The people I worked with have become life-long friends and that's about it. They pay is terrible, upper management treats you like garbage and they expect you to not have a life other than Kohler.
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Enjoyable workplace
Regional Manager (Former Employee) –  Jurong Pier Rd23 December 2016
I manage many depts; hold the largest portfolio among HODs - total 22 people.

Every morning, go thru SOP items for each dept,followed by extraordinary items.

I learned that every staff is impt ,and to patiently listen to their views. Then withat, a properly and correct decision can be made to resolve issues at the root. NOT TO MICRO-MANAGE. Totally enjoyable.

Hardest part is to manage MD who goes into details like punctuality, doors locked etc instead of ways to grow the business.
Pros
Empowerment.
Cons
Attention diverted to small matters that do not matter to the business.
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Management was very black and white.
House Attendant (Former Employee) –  Kohler, WI7 January 2016
Come in at 8am, clean 12 to 18 rooms a day. if other workers are not finished with their rooms you must help them before you can go home. Sometimes you will be there till 8pm. I learned how to keep up with the rooms I have so I am not the last person left to be helped. Management would give raises to the women but not the men. I started with a girl on the same day and she wouldn't show up to work from time to time, but she got two raises before I left. There wasn't any part of that job that was enjoyable, besides the benefits, but I was happy I started there other than an easy job.
Pros
Great benefits.
Cons
Poor management, poor pay.
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Fun place to work with good management
SERVER (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WI24 October 2016
It was fun and not a stressful position as an administrative assistant and greeting those to come to the office. Also experiencing the world's largest music festival is exciting and long hours.
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3.7
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