Quality Assurance Specialist II (Former Employee) – Charlton, MA – December 4, 2017
The benefits may be good, but you give up your home life to work here. The bottom line is all they care about. Don't even think of going to H.R. with a problem because they will be calling and sharing it with your Management before you can get back to your area. No confidentially is within those walls.
You'll be stressed out in no time,loved it in the beginning- hated it once I learned they were really about.
Great "Company" benefits but the departments are terribly managed
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Charlton, MA – October 19, 2017
Please note most great reviews for this company were from a few years ago or from temp workers who were only there a short while. I worked at this company for years. At first, the supervisors cared about the people and their advancement. Today it's a different story. It's all about the money now and production is all they care about. Such a stressful and horrible place it has become. Still great benefits though if you can take the constant stressful changes and unrealistic expectations. I resigned from a high paying position just so you know.
Free lunches, great benefits
Unrealistic expectations on job performance, not enough time or people
Employee (Former Employee) – Charlton, MA – September 11, 2017
This used to be an amazing company to work for. However, now they are cracking down, sitting supervisors and other higher up to sit behind people and see how quick they are working. Processes change daily and people are expected to produce the same amount of work with daily changes, sometimes more than one. If you go to someone and say you're having trouble they do not care. They just tell you to do more work. It's no wonder so many people have been leaving the company.
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – Oklahoma – September 6, 2017
the market for repairs on Karl storz products in Oklahoma is dominated by third party companies, who offer less quality repairs but at a much cheaper rate. most people in my experience are more concerned about the lower price up front than the longevity of the repairs.
INSPECTION CLERK I (Former Employee) – Southbridge, MA – June 5, 2017
A typical day at Karl Storz would hopefully be an eight hour day however this is not usually the case because of the high demand for product. Usually a typical day is 10 hours long. You may learn a lot in that time but if it is needed you will need focus on product and pushing as much product to the warehouse for shipment then anything else. Management may not tell you until the Friday before that you have ten hour days but they will tell you that the overtime is mandatory. The culture in the building fluctuates according to the scheduling this includes all departments. The hardest part of any position there are the hours, The best part of the company will be your co workers, a great group of dedicated individuals.
occassional free lunches, great medical benefits, overtime for anyone who wants it
mandatory 10 hour days, non compassionate human resources, non responsive parent office in california
Assembler/Production (Current Employee) – Charlton, MA – September 3, 2016
This is great company to work for, There is growth within the company - BUT!- depends whom you work for, Politics and favoritism plays a big roll within the company. If you are not kissing supervisors a...you are a nobody, it doesn't matter if you have good work ethics. Lazy associates still lazy, hard working associates still busting their a... .They overlook your work ethics and achievements. Supervisor and HR linked together..That's number 1.
When it comes to any kind of harassment, HR is very incompetent, don't know how to deal with the situation. You meet up with them and they make you feel like if you are the one causing trouble..smh and the stalker still stalking... What are they waiting for?
Warehouse and Shipping lead (Former Employee) – Southbridge, MA – August 13, 2016
day are fast and busy! co-workers are great ,management I think need more workshops on communicating and understanding of different cultures. Also realizing people want to get ahead so implementing more training. Seeing final product going out the doors was great because you knew someone needed that certain unit for surgery. Even though its stamped with approval the hardest part is putting that pressure on yourself thinking once its gets to a destination that it works.
Employee. (Former Employee) – California – June 6, 2016
Awful management at KARL STORZ KSEA, Stay clear of this company. Unless you like to be Micro-managed and walked into boardrooms to be degraded on a constant basis. No opportunity for advancement. The review process is a smoke and mirror show. The only plus was the benefits package. The Employee has no rights at this company. Good Employees don't simply leave good companies. Good employees leave bad management.
You will learn so much . From the OR cases all the way down to SPD . Basically you are helping the OR with any Laparoscopic, Endoscopic, and Arthroscopy case. So you will be troubleshooting any issues .
Maintenance Mechanic (Contractor) (Former Employee) – Charlton, MA – September 25, 2015
Prioritization on work orders .most important early I improved my skills on HVAC ,electric and plumbing,and working on different machinery and equipment .Trained me to work on test air regulators ,argon,nitrogen equipment's Fit with my co-workers as a team Management and working team strive to keep costs down by preventive and predictive maintenance practices. The hardest part of the job .Right decision , problem solver in a way to laminate stops that effect production. Work independently,I can work on creative staff,and a lot of detail oriented work
Flexible schedule, training confidence on each-other trust
Quality Clerk (Former Employee) – Charlton, MA – February 13, 2015
Great place to work. Management and co-workers where helpful and attentive to the needs of all who work there. Quality department was a demanding department in the company and someday could be overwhelming but the staff was always there to help.