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Tuttlingen (Germany)
1001 to 5000 employees
1945
Company - Private
Manufacturing
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KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., is a leading provider of reusable products for endoscopy and related medical technologies. A family-owned company headquartered in Tuttlingen, Germany, KARL STORZ offers a continually expanding product range encompassing more than ... Read more

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KARL STORZ President & COO Charles H. Wilhelm
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Goleta, CA
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    I worked at KARL STORZ full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of engineers are really dedicated,intelligent and hard working. Excellent Benefits and reasonable 401k match. Peaceful and quiet town to stay in and good overall work life balance.

    Cons

    There is a big disconnect between the management and the engineers. Every individual is treated as a resouce and can be allocated to any task no matter how bad it matches with their experience and interest. Typical Silo'd groups where once you get good at something you will be labeled with it and always get the same kind of work . Career progression and skill development have no scope. If you try to learn on your own and try to do something you are not experienced in you are immediately told that this is not part of your job duty and there is another group responsible for that.

    Advice to Management

    Karl Storz hires exceptional people and makes them do mediocre work. The mediocre managers want to control everything and want their foot soldiers to march to their orders. You shouldn't hire the best pay over 100k in salary and then treat them like a child and watch over their shoulders every minute . Let them loose, give them space to be creative, listen to them and you will get amazing new ideas. Just get out of your own way to success.
    I believe Karl Storz seriously needs to trim the number of functional managers and functional groups. Make small teams with people with cross functional skills and you will really see stuff getting done. One more thing, In your thousands of processess , reporting structures and hours and hours of status update meetings please don't forget your customer. The customer doesn't care about your meetings, your documents, your processes or your waterfall model........he/she cares about material tangible innovation. If you can't deliver that .......everything else is just a grand waste of time.

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KARL STORZ Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KARL STORZ.

    Interview

    Phone call, friendly meeting with manager, met full time team. Questions were based on programming practices and positive/negative experiences with classes, projects,and team members. interview was more so an explanation of their team and their work.

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KARL STORZ Awards & Accolades

  • KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America’s Contact Center has been recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for Live Phone Channel 4 years in a row. J.D. Power 2015 Certified Contact Center ProgramSM recognition is based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark through a survey of recent servicing interactions. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com/ccc., J.D. Power, 2015
  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the West, Latinos For Hire, 2012

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