Forklift Operator/Material Handler (through flex) (Current Employee), Kohler, WI – September 13, 2013
I have gotten to know many people from all three shifts and different departments. I have learned many things on Kohlers computer system and from other employees. The hardest part of the job is keeping up and making sure that all of the orders are compkete and correct.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 13, 2013
Pros: very beautiful product
Cons: company culture, terrible pay structure, antiquated, unreliable database.
Very stressful, demanding job for little compensation. Company does not value its people. Upper management and HR lack transparency and integrity. Kohler does very little to support Baker's or its sales peoples' success.
Factory Worker (Former Employee), Searcy, AR – August 16, 2013
kohler is a good companyto work for they had me doing different things,and i like working with peoples that like getting the job done. learn how to repair a sink something i never did in my life.the hardest part pulling sink off the line but i can tell you i got my job done.the most enjoyable thing is i accomplish my goal at the end of the day.
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee), Kohler, WI – August 14, 2013
I loved this job, and i believe Kohler Co. is one of the best employers in wisconsin, possibly the contry. It was unfortunate i had to be let go because of some uncontrolable absances, but if i weren't i believe i would have stayed for a long time, if not life.
Customer Service Agent II (CSA) (Former Employee), Kohler, WI – July 31, 2013
Pros: not working weekends and holidays
Cons: no comment
The position is never static. It is ever changing/evolving. I worked as a Hotline phone monitor, Order correspondent, Knowledge worker, Customer Service Agent II and Extranet Superuser. I created procedural documents and trained staff and customers. All considered part of my job. I traveled to various customer locations for training as well. Even with – more... all of that I miss my co-workers much more than I miss my job. Many of them were there more than 20 years, and after 13 years they became a second family to me. The hardest part of the job was keeping the ever changing management happy. It was always a personality competition; much more than office skills. The most enjoyable part was the teamwork events. Meeting and working as a team to troubleshoot/problem solve, or create new procedures – less
Packware hauler (Former Employee), Brownwood, TX – July 2, 2013
Pros: everything about kohler
Cons: too many lay off's
I liked working for the Kohler Co. I hated to leave, but due to the cut backs I was next in line to be laid off. If I had the chance to go back I would. The work enviorment was one of the best. No matter what department you went into you always heard laughter. That is a job worth having for the rest of your life.
Anodize Operatior (Former Employee), Union City, TN – June 15, 2013
Pros: pay rate, insurance, morale
Cons: constantly changing work schedule, very hot in the summer
Back then I worked 3rd shift, it was the only way to get hired. Working in anodize was a physical job when racking/unracking the metal for shower doors. The catwalk was somewhat physical, more mental. We rotated managers, and I got along with all of them just fine. I learned how to think on my feet doing this job.
Customer Care Representative I (Current Employee), Kohler, WI – April 24, 2013
Pros: rewarded through merit compensation
Cons: having complete day planned out for the associate
Working at Kohler Company allowed my learn learn about Supply Chain and Inventory. The upselling of products was very beneficial because not ony did I learn how to sell, but I was taught the importance of product knowledge. The company also taught me the inportance of exceptional customer service. A typical day at work includes answering the phones – more... and dealing with the customers in sometimes a frustrating point. It taight me emotional control with the customer and how to control the call. The hardest part of the day would be dealing with the customer that no longer wants to hear what you have to say. But the skills that the company teaches you helps to control the "no so satisfied" customer. – less
intern (Former Employee), kohler, wi – April 6, 2013
The company lacks new innovation and constantly cuts benefits due to the lack of keeping up to date. They also have frequent layoffs and weak morale. Overall they are subpar and do not make strategic or proactive adjustments and their employees pay for it.
The 2nd best assignment I had was working at Kohler Generator, building electronic components and harnesses. I want to go back. There was the same great work atmosphere too, friendly and lots of laughing.