Karcher North America Employee Reviews

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Office Staff is wonderful. Upper Management is not.
NATIONAL FIELD SERVICE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Blackwood, NJMay 22, 2018
Office staff and co-workers at Karcher are wonderful caring people who are more than willing to help you wish any task you may need. Family environment among co-workers.

Upper Management are blind, egotistical bullies with absolutely no consideration or loyalty for lower tier employees. Management from home office is blind to remote site management's harm to loyal employees. Management creates a stressful work environment making you always feel "not good enough". They also lie, create facades and utilize underlings to do their jobs to cover their shortcomings and inabilities to do their jobs properly.

Karcher used to be a wonderful company to work for. Upper management has killed company moral.
Pros
Co-Workers are amazing
Cons
Upper Management has killed company/employee moral.
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Poor management.
CNC Operator/Machine operator/P-trim-repair (Former Employee) –  Englewood, ColoradoApril 4, 2018
The management at the Englewood Colorado location is in need of change, Four years in a row they have been behind on reviews, besides consistent assurance from the plant director to take action.
Pros
Pay is okay
Cons
Horrid management, poor quality parts
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Lots of incompetence in management
Sales (Current Employee) –  Denver, COApril 3, 2018
Not a great place to work. Terrible management. They do not THINK. They just "do" and are typical corporate drones. Very political, and lots of incompetence! They claim they are improving, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Backstabbing, lack of trust.
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Revolving door for executives
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Englewood COMarch 12, 2018
4 CEO in 7 years and each is worse than the last. They brought the last two in from Europe and Mexico and they are all predisposed to thinking Americans are stupid. Horrible culture. All are afraid they may be fired tomorrow. CEO also never visits employees outside is HQ. During monthly all hand meetings he only gives credit to the HQ staff and sales teams...seems to forget about the other 500 people in the company.
Pros
Pay
Cons
CEO has no plan and no people skills and forgets he has employees outside of HQ and sales
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Stessful fast pace
Material Specialist (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, ARFebruary 20, 2018
I love everyone at Karcher North America but it has changed in my 20 years the job has become more than a job I used to go home after my 8 hours but now you never really know what time you will be leaving
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Some areas are better than others
Sr Accounts Payable Rep (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 25, 2018
Degrees required, hired with promises of advancement. Some really talented people are what keeping this company afloat. Too much management changes in the last two years. Example on our 4th controller
Pros
Good people
Cons
Management turnover
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Do not work here
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Camas, WAJanuary 24, 2018
Don’t care about employees, lie about company profits, no job advancement. They give the illusion that they care when in reality they will do massive company lay offs Becaus theyre too incompetent to manage revenue.
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Good company culture
Employee (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 17, 2018
A good place to work, and enjoyable coworkers. They value work/life balance. Work days vary with meetings at various international time zones. Challenging but fun.
Pros
fitness center, flex time, cafeteria
Cons
poor senior management, frequent re-organization
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Productive fun place to work
NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 20, 2017
The company is fine. The commute is too long. The people are a joy to work with. Always sharing information. The HQ is a very nice building with lots of parking.
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Great products but continual management turnover
Eastern Region Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 25, 2017
Great products but incoherent management strategy that continually resulted in market confusion. Upper level management in continual turmoil ex. 3 CEO's in 4 1/2 years.
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fast paced
INTERNATIONAL/DOMESTIC ACCOUNT ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 20, 2017
Very fast-paced environment. Very nice work environment. Friendly co-workers and competitive pay. It is the head quarters for North America so it is very fast-paced.
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Karcher North America
Corporate Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Englewood, COOctober 31, 2017
Karcher North America was a wonderful company with a large variety of work. The position was focused on reception and accounts payable and I preferred to find a job in accounts payable.
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Work life balance does not exist
(Contractor) Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 30, 2017
If looking for relaxed respectful environment this is not for you. All.work all day 40+ hours each month end even longer. There is not much ethics here.
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Preferred the assembly area
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Washington StateOctober 28, 2017
Salary people were not balance but hourly didn't pay great. Free Popcorn Wednesday but bring your own coffee cup, kleenex, sanitizer (hand and wipes) and binders!
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Administrative and managerial duties
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 10, 2017
Great variety of tasks, opportunity to work with different departments including IT,Finance, Mail Room, HR, and Building Maintenance. Germany owned company with fantastic products.
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Look Else Where
Sustaining Engineer (Former Employee) –  ColoradoSeptember 12, 2017
Archaic and antiquated machines that do not compare to low budget off-the-shelf machines of the common box store. Engineers who forgot how to engineer and are better suited for design work. Upper management primarily focuses on accomplishing timelines and little effort is given to quality.
Products are embarrassing and infused with low quality...
Company needs a drastic overhaul and engineers who have not forgotten the basics.
Pros
No longer work there...
Cons
Everything
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Excellent Work-Life Balance
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 7, 2017
This company truly cares about its employees, although every business has its challenges. They worked hard to provide opportunities for a balanced life and they worked hard to communicate changes in the company clearly and effectively. They never beat around the bush if they couldn't answer a question, they would instead give a clear timeline for when they would be able to provide an answer.
Pros
Health Insurance was great
Cons
People tend to stay in their positions for a long time so it's hard to get promoted.
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Used to be a good place to work
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 1, 2017
Karcher was a very good place to work a few years ago. A lot has changed and they are in a constant rebuilding mode. I would not recommend this to anyone I know.
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Good company to build experience at.
Coiler (welder) (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAJuly 24, 2017
On any given day I could be in one or more different departments. We go through continuous training for KPS, 5-S, and Lean. Safety and quality are top priorities.
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Unrealistic expectations
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 20, 2017
Karcher seemed to be in a constant state of flux, There were three presidents in five years. New Software packages were rolled out piecemeal and prematurely. The hardest part was the job insecurity
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