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KaVo Kerr Group Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people hard working plenty of opportunities great (in 5 reviews)

  • A lot of very good people work for this company (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance often non-existent (in 4 reviews)

  • There is such high turnover at this company due to the dysfunctional procedures/policies, and senior management incompetence (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Manager/Director of Software Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group full-time

    Pros

    OK Pay. Good people, close to home

    Cons

    Because of consolidation their marketing strategy seems unfocused


  2. "A good starting point. After working for KavoKerr any other place would be a breeze."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are empowered to make changes in their daily lives. A lot of very good people work for this company.

    Cons

    High turnover. The company squeezes every last drop from their associates and does not acknowledge the many contributions most associates make. You are doomed either way: when you do the right thing, the comment is frequently, "why wasn't it done last week". If you missed something - you will be crucified.
    Quality is not priority no. 1. Very superficial approach to many solutions. "Quick and dirty" over "what's right". Work/life balance often non-existent. 12-hour days are the norm quite frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for the associates' work. Acknowledge when people do the right thing. Make them feel valued. Promote the right behavior.


  3. "Watch out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group full-time

    Pros

    Pay, location, things change all the time

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, No structure,


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  5. "Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Green Lane, PA
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Green Lane, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KaVo Kerr Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with; benefits are good

    Cons

    Managers need training; make it hard to balance work/home; company reorganized too often

    Advice to Management

    Get training to your supervisors and managers - people skills are a must


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sub par Medical Device Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You don't have to pay for your own office supplies yet. Still need more characters to fill the pros. Good luck.

    Cons

    Where to start. This company should make scissors with all the corners being cut. Not a good place to be out of school or in the midst of your career. You will not learn the proper way to work in medical device here. Leadership constantly changes their minds or doesn't remember the decisions they made. The company is very cheap and the facilities are falling apart. Executive leadership is incompetent. You don't get trained or learn anything that can apply to a company outside Danaher. You are just a number to Danaher. Poor quality products.

    Advice to Management

    Have integrity. Provide resources for employees to grow. Treat employees with respect. Stop promoting incompetence. Good luck.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Change curve"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Hatfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits had allowed me to see past some substantial flaws. Everyone means well. Some good talent here but they are often overlooked and underutilized.

    Cons

    Multiple leadership changes in the last 2 years. Strategic direction changes quarterly, doesn't appear as if the operations group has it together at all. It's a surprise that we deliver to our customers.

    Advice to Management

    Have Integrity.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only positive aspect of the job is my direct supervisor is a good person and cares about his underlings.

    Cons

    There is such high turnover at this company due to the dysfunctional procedures/policies, and senior management incompetence. Specifically based on being handcuffed by a dictatorship-type of management that is absent-minded, contradictory, and mostly non-existent. A management style based on fear will not motivate your employees to love what they do everyday but will push them away. With the emphasis on lower cost it all translates to: no investment in the workforce, using overseas labor whenever possible, and having existing workers perform the jobs of numerous other people (they are proud about making yearly layoffs based on the premise of efficiency...aka increasing the productivity of existing workers by piling more work. They are just basically looking for warm bodies to due the busy work, answer the phones, fill out the forms, provide the signature, etc. For such a large company its surprising that there is no on-boarding training and no help for new employees immersed with the myriad of acronyms. Some departments are better than others but overall the company is run with fiefdoms that don't like each other and compete for power.

    This is the 'no future' company unless you want to rise up in the ranks of management. There is no innovation, there is no creativity, there is no pride. Not when you pride yourselves on acquiring the know-how and innovative-spirit of other smaller companies and sucking the life out of them by imposing extreme cost-efficient measures to make your shareholders happy and your employees unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, provide on-boarding. Don't have employees perform tasking not related to their skill set and what they didn't sign up for. Don't run the organization like a 3rd world country with a despot.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "mechanical engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hatfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KaVo Kerr Group full-time

    Pros

    The flexible work hours were good

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be when you grow up


  10. Helpful (4)

    "layoffs galore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee and paid training. Depending on your department there are various team building activities.

    Cons

    salary is average. lots of politics. little chance of advancement unless you really kiss up to your boss and your bosses boss. Ever since they got bought out by Danaher there have been yearly layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    pay better salaries. reduce office politics. cut the salaries of over paid management and stop the yearly mass layoffs.


  11. "Regional Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits! Awesome Products! Currently have much better training than previous years!

    Cons

    Too much change in management



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