Generator tester/Material Handler (Former Employee), Kohler, WI – January 20, 2015
Pros: great pay
Cons: angry coworkers, and crazy angry management.
I worked for the Kohler Co. for almost 10 years and the last job i had before being laid off was the most fun i've had in a work place. I was a generator tester for the biggest generators they make. i would take fully assembled generators fill them with oil anti freeze hook up gas lines and attach load leads for the power output. once it was set up i would put it through a series of tests to make sure it would shut down in case of emergency/oil,antifreeze leaks. once done with that I would use a computer program to run load tests. the most enjoyable part of this job was working alone. kohler is a strange place and not that I'm anti social but it is better to just keep to yourself. In the years i worked there i worked in quite a few divisions and in almost every one i witnessed actual physical fights between coworkers.
CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY (Current Employee), Kohler, WI – January 8, 2015
Pros: great benefits, engaging atmosphere
Kohler Co. is a dynamic organization to work for. They have several business units available that provide a wide variety of career opportunities. They support continuing education and offer many courses on-site at the Kohler Learning facility located on the Kohler Co. campus. The benefits are amazing and it is fulfilling to work for a company that is devoted to their employees and wants everyone to succeed in their life and in their career.
The people I worked with were enjoyable but sitting in a cubicle and typing on the computer for 8 hours a day was boring.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee), Kohler, WI – November 14, 2014
Pros: the associates i worked with were pleasant and helpful in performing my duties successfully.
Cons: since this was a temporary job, there was no job security or benefits.
I typed in product orders for plumbing wholesalers using the computer and also processed display orders and oversea orders which were to be delivered to Kohler Company.
I learned to more effectively use the computer.
The work itself was not difficult. The hardest part of the position which I did master was to discipline myself to sit for 8 hours a day and continue to be as productive the last hour of the day as the first hour.
The most enjoyable part of this job was working with the people I was surrounded with.
One peice caster (Current Employee), Brownwood, TX – September 15, 2014
A typical day at work would start at 6:45am start casting or fill up your molds and keep going thru out the day doing differ steps at certain times and the day would end a 3pm. Some days I will learn some new ways to do my job faster and easier. I always get along with al my co-workers I'm very friendly and easy going and I don't see diffrences between ethical groups I think the hardest part of my job is when your co-workers don't want to cooperate. the most enjoyable part of my job is when everyone works together and everybody works safe and nobody gets hurt and we all get to go home safe and sound so that we can do it all over again the next day.
Production Worker (Former Employee), Brownwood, TX – August 24, 2014
Pros: the money was good
Cons: if you worked safely for a year you got a shirt while other co.s are giving out a bonus
a typical day at work was the same as the day before nothing changed you did the same thing every day, day after day the same thing I learned it does not matter how long you been with the co. you can be replaced in a minute. The management at this co. there only concern was do we have someone here to do the job it didn't matter how tired you were if you had a problem with you machine you just had to deal with until the next shut down,I really enjoyed the people I worked with they were a lot of fun to be around we helped each other with donations and gifts the hardest part of my job was the daily problems I had with my equipment breaking down because of faulty equipment bad limit switches it made my job hard to do when everything work right it made my job so much easer that didn't happen that often