Zebra Technologies

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Zebra Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 70 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Zebra Technologies CEO and Director Anders Gustafsson

Anders Gustafsson

(41 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life balance was good while I was there, some WFH days were allowed(in 6 reviews)

  • Friendly environment, great benefits, raise every year(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management plays favorites and if you are not in the inner circle you will never go anywhere(in 4 reviews)

  • Executive management doesn't have a clue what goes on internally or in the marketplace(in 3 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Agoura Hills, CA

    ProsBright and down to earth employees. The design center in Agoura Hills is a non-egotistical and positive environment.

    ConsLack of opportunity at design center

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany different product lines to support all needs.

    ConsSome of the assumptions management makes are not valid,

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    Good Experience Lots of Opportunities

    Marketing (Current Employee) Lincolnshire, IL

    ProsThe opportunities to pursue growth for the company
    I was in marketing and there always seemed to be some project to do or contribute too
    Work Life balance was good while I was there, some WFH days were allowed
    Leadership seemed consistent and there was a low rate of turnover
    Benefits are great

    ConsSome of the projects I worked on the work-life balance was terrible, and at the time from my particular subgroup of marketing, it was expected that you would work constantly, even weekends.
    The growth didn't match my needs for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance, interesting work mostly, smart people.

    ConsNo growth, no opportunity, top heavy. Micro-management from too high a level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually give people at lower levels responsibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Well managed company with a passion for planning for the future.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat combination of salary and bonus incentives for management team.

    ConsNew management influence lost respect for long term employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep those that got you where you are rather than always looking to the outside.

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    New product intro and supporting existing components and quality issues

    Components Engineer (Former Employee) Fremont, CA

    ProsI saw an opportunity where I could help in supplier quality and establishing a components engineering and working with engineering to qualify materials

    ConsCommute was not very good, I lived in San Jose calif and my job was in Los Angeles

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvided instructions to management and engineering "How to qualify new products and sources for the new design.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with solid strategy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid returns to investors, good strategy. Top engineering group with a clear vision of the future. Seen a marked improvement in aligning the executive team and leadership team.

    ConsGetting political.If you are "in" with the right people, you'll go far. Culture could use a reboot -- they are working on it but not all the leadership is on the same page.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at some of your leadership team and how they treat employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Management Directors at Zebra are highly valued

    Director of Product Management (Current Employee)

    ProsZebra PM positions are global and valued employees travel the globe to identify customer requirements.

    ConsBureaucracy has crept into Zebra as it approached the 1B$ plateau. You must be willing to engage in politics to play.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful to value your longtime employees. Don't always trust opinions from those that came from companies that enjoyed much lower margins.....they don't know our business better than we do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Zebra is a good company to work

    Product Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty well run, professional, leader in its markets

    ConsStill struggling to figure out how to grow more, too engineering driven, a bit top heavy maybe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a good company1

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment, great benefits, raise every year

    ConsNone really, working here is great. I am satisfied

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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