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Benefits are competitive and overall good, but huge disparity in salary depending on the department you work for.

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Former Employee - Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA

I worked at Karl Storz Endoscopy full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good benefits, offers basic medical/dental/vision coverage at minimal cost to employees, including long term care insurance at cost. 401K contribution and vesting plans are in line with most big company plans. Office is modern and clean with easy parking for all employees. Large break room with many seating areas. Kitchen is well stocked with various coffee and tea options. Kitchen has multiple microwaves and toaster ovens for those who like to eat in. Good location, close to the 105 fwy on/off ramps which quickly connects to the 405 fwy as well.

Cons

Management is out of touch with staff and most are more concerned about saving their own skin rather than exhibiting good leadership and trying to develop and/or mentor their staff. Company resources are spent on external growth while internal staff is overworked and underpaid. Moral is low because management neglects internal support staff and only focuses on external sales staff. Company seems to be loose with the purse strings with sales and marketing staff more than internal support staff in other areas.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Karl Storz Endoscopy

    Pros

    Family owned company has some advantages

    Cons

    Slow to market with products and new technology

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic & Lack of Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Karl Storz Endoscopy

    Pros

    Pay well
    generous time off
    benefits great
    they create excellent products that you can be proud of
    they pay for additional trainings and certifications

    Cons

    lack leadership, vision and direction
    most executives have only worked at KS and doesn't have the necessary experience to move the company forward
    its a low trust no communication environment that runs up and down the entire management chain
    unfortunately, its a fear based culture and you are not rewarded for doing what is right so no one rocks the 'status quo'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start working together as a team, agree to be transparent and start respecting your peers and subordinates. thank your people for the work they do, they would appreciate hearing that once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
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