Karl Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Karl & Co is a Norwegian situation comedy created by Tore Ryen, starring Nils Vogt reprising his role as Karl Reverud from the popular sitcom. It aired on TV 2, running for three seasons from 1998 to 2001, a total of 63 episodes.
A follower said this in a review: "Karl is garbage, a waste of time, the plot is very silly and I don't recommend anyone to watch it."
Evaluator 1 (Former Employee) says"We were made to do multiple jobs and made to do higher paid jobs normally for no raise or promotion. Constant harrassment and abuse by supervisors and managers. HR no help at all."
Assistante administrative (Former Employee) says"Pire expérience de ma vie professionnelle"
Account Coordinator (Former Employee) says"The department is ran by a clueless director who is barely present. approx. 10 customer service reps on a good day to process EDI, fax, email and phone orders. systems are old and always broken. supervisors are messy, and clueless. There's not enough man power to process the orders and not enough brain power among management to find a solution. Instead they waste thousands of dollars on customer satisfaction classes when the company only sells B2B. hospitals are going to order from the company because its their JOB. Cons: the entire company is a con"
Assembly (Former Employee) says"I worked as a temp and never missed a day or a Saturday morning. Some spanish employees cannot communicate well in English and its tough to speak with them. We were drilled how important following procedure was and when I found out my group were skipping steps in assembly I brought it up to supervisor and was quickly silenced and my assignment ended. I feel my supervisor felt threatened and removed me. I was told by others that they experienced the same thing about procedure not being followed. I suggest never use a KARL STORZ endoscope unless you want a medical mishap because frankly the bottom line at this company is money. I would call the government regulators but I'll wait until someone loses their life to an infection because of faulty assembly and see how they will reimburse the family of a dead loved one. Cons: You will need to be fluent in Spanish just to communicate"
Employee (Former Employee) says"This used to be an amazing company to work for. However, now they are cracking down, sitting supervisors and other higher up to sit behind people and see how quick they are working. Processes change daily and people are expected to produce the same amount of work with daily changes, sometimes more than one. If you go to someone and say you're having trouble they do not care. They just tell you to do more work. It's no wonder so many people have been leaving the company. Cons: Everything"
On-site Manager (Former Employee) says"Managers choose to work from home then try and tell the actual workers how to do the job. No job security with this company. A lot of talking behind employees backs."
none available (Former Employee) says"Management is poor and HR does not assist the employee when Management is out of control which is more often than not."
Machinist (Former Employee) says"- Training was minimal if at all"
Credit & Collections Coordinator (Former Employee) says"The workplace culture is very hard to work with.. Middle management rules with control and manuipilation of employees. The company has been reported to better business practices this year 2018. Cons: Unfair distribution of the work; can be good for some and bad for others"
Account Coordinator (Former Employee) says"A crazy amount of training for a temp position! Over 400 hours plus weekly training after that was completed. The company wanted more and more out of me and expected me to take on more and more responsibilities without being hired as a FT employee. As a temp you are excluded from all company events or outings. Did not make me feel like part of the team. Very clicky office environment also. Don’t get on the bad side of HR! Made promises that were not kept and changed my schedule that was agreed upon when I took the assignment. Cons: Broken promises"
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) says"HR is the worst department in the entire company. They only promote white men. To company and all the department are unorganized, dysfuntional and depressing. The culture is is the older white men who look down on the workers. Cons: The people, culture, the entire El Segundo office"
Lead HW Design Verification Engineer IV (Former Employee) says"The engineering tasks were ambiguously defined and never were fully supported by the management and team members due to personal prejudice and issues. I really did not know why things were out of control. Shortest engineering employment ever."
A PERSON WHO WORKED THERE (Former Employee) says"Do not be fooled! You do not want to work there!!! Horrible non competitive pay scale compared to most medical manufacturing facilities. Gotcha mentality. Treated like children. Will put you on a performance improvement plan if you have 6 tardies and on and on. Late to the game with covid and at least two people have been confirmed! I hear that there has been more."
Employee. (Former Employee) says"Awful management at KARL STORZ KSEA, Stay clear of this company. Unless you like to be Micro-managed and walked into boardrooms to be degraded on a constant basis. No opportunity for advancement. The review process is a smoke and mirror show. The only plus was the benefits package. Cons: Review process was manipulated to suit company"
Cash Application Specialist (Former Employee) says"Karl Storz has excellent benefits. You start out with 3 weeks of vacation time. Medical, dental, vision, 401k, and yearly bonuses were the perks with this company. Cons: The management and HR department"
Evaluation (Current Employee) says"No human been when you need a personal day always is a delema they ask how you make a time when you have time to cover no very fair enough so I don’t want benefits like that"
Final Inspector 2 (Former Employee) says"I loved working there because I was part of the one percent that actually care for the product outcome and the people using it. The managers are not professional, they should change HR people and hire people who care for the employees and not management. Over use the power of authority. They over work you with the "mandatory" overtime Monday -Saturday."
Implementation Specialist (Former Employee) says"Long days and although the salary appears to be good, if you add up the hours and work out your hourly rate, it's not so good. Like any job you need to give it a go to find out if you enjoy it. Cons: Long Hours"
Associate (Current Employee) says"Work-life balance"
Onsite Endoscopic Specialist (Former Employee) says"Extremely poor management. The Manager of the Onsite positions in St. louis is extremely insecure, a micro-manager. Creates a hostile work environment."
Former Employee - Senior Accountant says"I worked at KARL STORZ full-time for more than a year Cons: Stay away from operations department"
Former Employee - Validation Engineer says"I worked at KARL STORZ full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Culture not good and no mutual respect"
Former Employee - Human Resources says"I worked at KARL STORZ full-time for more than a year Cons: Lack of Direction from management. Lack of accountability for Sr Management. Disconnect from Leadership Horrible company culture"
Current Employee - Employee says"I have been working at KARL STORZ full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Bullying and abuse is tolerated and ignored. Reported to HR many times over the years and no resolution. HR turns their head and does not create a safe place for employees to come and discuss their issues."
Former Employee - Staff Accountant says"I worked at KARL STORZ full-time for more than a year Cons: Disgusting place to work. Stay away from this company unless you don’t have a job."
Former Employee - Engineer says"I worked at KARL STORZ full-time for more than a year Cons: Managers don't know what they're doing. Racist undertones from management."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at KARL STORZ full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Goals are set for employees that are unachievable , causing a sense of frustration and failure among those who are trying to meet those goals. Too much focus is put on overtime to make up for those poorly managed decisions. Unhappy enviroment with little respect for the lower payed employees with an abusive feel."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at KARL STORZ full-time for more than 10 years Cons: HR protects the harassers and bullies! The company makes you into the violator and the harasser or bully into the victim! So Sad!!"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at KARL STORZ full-time for more than a year Cons: This company has the worst middle management I’ve ever encountered. I have not encountered a single competent middle manager here. They have no idea on how to manage and are woefully technologically deficient. Bullying is rampant here and from everyone I talked to, the managers don’t tell them anything. The only skill that the managers have is passing the buck and blaming others for their incompetence. Some of these managers are also protected since they are part of the old boy’s club and won’t be punished ever. None of these managers even try to grow or even try to improve their skills. There is no accountability at the company and the managers only care about one thing – looking good in front of upper management (specifically Sales and Marketing). Teams also operate in silos and do not help one another. The company is also too sales oriented and promotions are almost impossible unless you work in Sales and Marketing. Unless you work in those jobs and mainly sales since marketing is an afterthought, forget about having a challenging job or even growing. If you stay here, you will be far behind your peers in technology and skill. The training here is pathetic, and you will not grow here at all. What you do here in the first month is what you will be doing for the rest of your job. Also, the technology here is awful and I can’t even believe the company is competitive in this field. There is no CRM system and the SAP system is horrifically implemented. The company is trying to pursue data science/machine learning/analytics but their attempt is risible as one, no one in management understands analytics or has a clue what it’s about and two, the systems are pathetic and almost no data is collected out on the field. Morale here is also incredibly low and that has to do with the culture here. Managers don’t support their subordinates. Also, all the comments here about the lack of diversity (both racial and gender) in management is true. There are almost no African American managers here despite the large number of African American individual contributors. Overall, stay away if you want to maintain your sanity."
says"I worked at KARL STORZ Cons: Old boys club, few women leadership positions and no support for women looking to advance. Women can be administrators, marketing and HR. Sales reps? Outside field employees, thats for the men. Very manager heavy with very poor quality managers at the top. Poor overall corporate communication and continuity."
Val says"They don’t care about customers , they care only about their money, as even this account is unclaimed and they don’t reply. Slow shipping, they didn’t ship my hoodie which was expensive and now they are procrastinating in refund, telling me that they are investigating with UPS and I shouldn’t use other stuff from the parcel... it’s awful!"
Marcin Rychcik says"My order was incomplete, delivery took them more than a week, and they refused to even partially refund me for missed item (i asked for a delivery fee refund). Very low standards, big barcode stickers glued to the products. Highly disappointed, not recommend to anyone."
Stewartmac1 says"I purchased a bag for my Wife from Karl Lagerfeld Online. I emailed customer services with a complaint (46321766) about the strap with images attached. The chain links have large gaps & the bag falls on the pavement because the leather tab that attaches to the strap slips through the gaps in the chain & as a result the bag detaches itself & falls to the ground.
KL replied on 07/02 'We contacted the relevant department on the matter and will get back to you as soon as possible', that was the last I heard despite contacting them via email on 2 other occasions since. The website states: 'We will respond to all queries within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays'...this is not the case!
I am very disappointed in the level of customer service from KL, especially when my complaint is about a genuine design fault with the bag. They have taken way too long to respond to my case & as a result I am leaving a negative review."
Josh Greenbaum says"@lavarney But it was so nice of Karl to keep all that smoke in the upper atmosphere. Today's AQ sucks."
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Lemon Don Sucks says"@jonfavs Sorry but Karl always had the white board! It is you who has changed. Your hate has blinded you!"
In The News
CBS Minnesota reports"Nicholas Zielinksi, 43, Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Karl Henderson’s Death"
The A.V. Club reports"The Boys' Karl Urban and Laz Alonso on stolen shirts and big dead whales"
Mediaite reports"Karl Rove Goes Off on Epic Rant Over Disastrous Coronavirus Response of…Trump’s Rival: ‘What Did Joe Biden Know and When Did He Know It?’"
Daily Mail reports"Karl Stefanovic is left in hysterics as sports reporter Tony Jones calls him a 'stupid little man'"