Inspector (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – May 21, 2017
first off, the hours are incredibly long. You don't have time to go to the gym unless you want to lose sleep and not have a life. They let go of people when they said they weren't going to and when they changed management, everyone seemed to have went on vacation who was supposed to be running the place. They promised they could reduce the hours, they said they didn't have the money to bring in more people and when demand was too great when they reduced hours they found money in their pocket all of a sudden to bring more people in. But no one wants to work for a company that literally zaps away your life. Sales reps were screaming at receiving to put stuff into stock when only three people would handle loads of product that come in daily. and when it got into stock, sales reps would yell at shipping because their order hadn't been filled in two days. the incompetence was high! You have to make sure you have supply and demand and the workers to meet it. This place is a joke and they should have kept their shipping manager, it would have saved them a lot of trouble.
Loved working for the company and loved the product. The main problem is turnover in upper management. I was there 16 years and had 12 VP in that time along with several CEO's. Policy is constantly changing and their dealers are always on edge. Last supervisor I had was only on a couple of months and decided to let me go. I found out later he replaced me with an old employee from his previous business.
Assembler/Production (Current Employee) – Camas, WA – April 23, 2017
Early start.... early exit.... days are very active.... many opportunities available. .. if you start in an area and you don't like it or, you aren't a good fit, management will move you to another area to try and take advantage of your particular set of skills. Management is open to suggestions on how to improve production and safety. It can however, be frustrating working in a team environment when other employees chose not to put forth their best effort. The most enjoyable part is participating in the safety program in which you can earn rewards.
Free coffee every day. ... and free popcorn once a week
Karcher was an excellent place to work. I would gladly return to Karcher if the commute was shorter.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN 2 (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – February 22, 2017
Karcher was an excellent place to work. I would gladly return to Karcher if the commute was shorter. At Karcher I was valued as an asset to the maintenance department and to the company as a whole. As a valued asset I was rewarded with technical training (Trumpf Laser Maintenance Tech I and II and tuition reimbursement for continuing college education) and financial compensation. The culture was pleasing and I have formed rewarding and lifelong relationships with many of my former coworkers.
My involment in so many manufacturing projects. Company picnics and quarterly employee meetings
Field Service Mechanic/Technician (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO area – January 27, 2017
Working in the floor cleaning repair business was an extremely busy and fast paced one. The customers could call on a moments notice and the territory one covers can span up to three hundred miles or more. With a guaranteed quick response time many weeks could consist of one thousand miles drive time. This was no doubt the hardest part of this job.
I learned a great deal about dealing with numerous different personalities within a large customer base and quickly adjusted to them in an effort to deliver the best product support available to them.
My management team was always very supportive in giving me the tools I needed to support the customer and I could not have asked for better. This, in my opinion, was the best part of my job.
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – January 13, 2017
There wasn't a good work/life balance. They expected you to make them #1 priority and had unreasonable expectations.
There were too many bosses and safety concerns had to go through too many people and ended up never being addressed properly. Serious safety hazards came up for me and they refused to acknowledge them. The management situation was a mess.
Rotomold operation to produce quality plastic parts
rotomold operator (Current Employee) – Englewood, CO – April 30, 2016
My average day consist of tearing apart molds and refilling with plastic powder. We use overhead cranes, and power tools to demold and insert metal nuts which then rotates in a furnace. with a crew of 6 were able to prepare the plastic material, rotate the molds that are on the machine, and trim the finished product.
The part that can be the most challenging is the fast pace you need to maintain no matter how complex the mold arrangement is or the various problems that can come up. When the plastic sticks to aluminum, or when theirs contamination in the plastic. Even with these problems the best part of the job is how efficiently all my coworkers help each other. Through everyone's professionalism, proactive work ethic, and attention to details we produce a large amount of quality products.
Thank you for reading my overview of the karcher company. I hope to hear from you and further grow in the welding industry.
consistant, clear directions, and professional management
warehouse (Current Employee) – Blackwood, NJ – January 25, 2016
There are amazing people at this company then there's just people. There is no room for advancement unless you know the right person but that can be said about any company. If your looking for steady and constant work this is the job for you, If not please don't bother. They promise raises and merit pay than don't deliver. Overall I would say the company has a bright future if there are small changes, but like I said its hit or miss
Buyer II (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – January 9, 2016
not a bad place to work - many fun employees - not very good at inventory management. purchasing was always an hysterical rush to avoid line down shortages but needed to buy minimum quantities to avoid too much inventory
Field Service Tech (Current Employee) – Blackwood, New Jersey – February 2, 2015
This is a great company as a whole, but lacks leadership. The staff is not backed by their supervisors. The need a better inventory computer system as well as a better system for Service Techs. They do go through a lot of people.
Karcher is a fast paced work place with great employeys/Manigment.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Camas, WA – February 20, 2014
I really got along and worked well with my Management and co-workers at Karcher. They made the job a fun and enjoyable work place. Most of my day was running pick lists for assembly lines then filling orders using fork trucks or a picker lift. the only hard part was when running out of parts and assembly lines would fall behind.
Overall a good place to work with great job security.
Great people who cear about each other and go the extra mile.
feild service tech (Former Employee) – georgia – January 21, 2014
Worked as a field service tech for nine years.very low yearly pay increases.expected to do extra work off the clock.very bad managers who will toss you under the bus to cover there incompetense.very bad dispatchers who make mistakes and blame techs for there mistakes.part of karcher north america but techserv has no support from karcher.
bad branch managers, expected to do work off the clock.no service sales people