KaVo Kerr Group

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KaVo Kerr Group Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
28 Reviews
2.5
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Dynamic Work Environment

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    Current Employee - QA Supervisor in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - QA Supervisor in Orange, CA

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Lot of people with good talent

    Cons

    may be a struggle at time to have a work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    like the leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everyone is a high caliber professional

    Cons

    Compensation is not market rate, work life balance is challenging unless you make it a priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I've been here too long

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, average pay, great dental benefits, free coffee (there are Keurig machines everywhere)

    Cons

    Worst HR I've ever experienced. Most are straight out of college with no experience. No communication from them. HR is always changing! All the good ones seem to keep leaving! Medical benefits keep getting more expensive each year. Low company morale. Layoffs each year. For Christmas we get a $20 gift card. IT has a bunch of interns that are never helpful. There are only a few that actually have any knowledge and are helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate buildings to save money and build a cafeteria! That will save the company money with all the outside catering that is done at this place and time for people who need to leave and buy lunch. Also, hire experienced IT personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Management, Micromanagers

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the reps are nice, company car, gas card

    Cons

    There has been complaints from many reps on the managers. Everything ranging from sexual harassment to threatening reps. Some managers are worse than others, but the attitude and negativity seems to be coming from the top since they all exhibit the same mannerisms. Also, do not go to HR with any issues you have because the sales management will hold this against you and will make your life hell until you quit.
    They have made a very large investment on a sales training program and there has been very little return on investment. In fact, the number are actually down from previous years. Because they made this investment and are not getting the return they were expecting they are forcing it down everyone's throats. If you do not sell the exact way this training program teaches you, you better start looking for a new job because they are very strict with it. They are blaming the reps for the low numbers because they are not fully implementing the program rather than the program itself. They fail to understand each rep sells in a unique way and some things work with some reps and doesn't work with others. They are attempting to make robots out of everyone which never works.
    They also have recently implemented a new CRM which tracks everyone's whereabouts 24/7. You have to not only log every sales call in CRM but also in two different spread sheets and a detail review of what was presented on every sales call. I believe the micromanagement has only began and will only get worse. Many reps have been leaving because of these reasons and they still don't get it, or they just don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reps will continue to leave unless you start to value what they do. Not every rep sells the same and they never will. No one wants to be micromanaged this much and once you have this reputation it will be very hard to find good reps to work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good idea...bad execution

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Coppell, TX

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A few really smart people who genuinely have a passion for dentistry. Great products and excellent sales team.

    Cons

    More education than experience. Dentistry come second behind theory. Oh, and they will fire you in a second.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Out of Touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some lean techniques can be learned but are often implemented and not sustained.

    Cons

    Grinding to KPIs. Lack of structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interpret the word "kaizen" correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kerr Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group

    Pros

    Innovative product line, history of quality, great name recognition

    Cons

    New management is disconnected from sales force

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, close to home, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Upper mgmt is not nice

  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Witch hunts...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group

    Pros

    Great for those who believe in, and want to take part in creating personal fairy-tales of co-workers.

    Cons

    Entire groups within management create negative personal scenarios of others. Bully mentality. Will stab you in the back without a blink of an eye and continue down the hall appearing to feel better than before. Triple and quadruple work loads placed on contract employees while making false promises "baiting". Great gap... professional posturing vs actual quality/character. Collusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay away from me.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstable

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group

    Pros

    Some great experience, but comes with a price

    Cons

    Layoffs every year, good ole boys fading, danaher execs taking over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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