Carl Zeiss Meditec

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Carl Zeiss Meditec Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
30 Reviews
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Carl Zeiss Meditec CEO Ludwin Monz
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  1.  

    Good technology, communication and management subpar

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology in their instruments and surgical microscopes represent the leading edge in the industry. Knowing that others outside of the company recognize their superior products gives a sense of pride and honor in what I do. Good benefits, work/family balance, company activities and global opportunities to impact change. Love the cafeteria, Starbuck coffee for free, and proximity to restaurants. Good diversity.

    Cons

    Communication between management and staff could be better if more people took ownership of problems instead of either pointing fingers or saying 'that's not my job or responsibility'. With main programmers for ERP, CRM, SAP system located in Germany, change seem to take forever, which creates a challenge. Employees suggestions are not always implemented or encouraged. All of these things can be fixable and for the most part does not harshly tarnish the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, allow them to 'run' with their ideals if it would help the company, trust them and foster ownership of problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has lost it's way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, high quality products. Excellent branding and name recognition. Highly qualified and dedicated team members in many departments. Reasonable pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The leadership has become very short sighted and reactive. Much talk and hubbub about employee satisfaction and empowerment which is belied by the impersonal and sterile management attitude towards employees. Recognition and bonus programs die on the vine and go unpaid well past a reasonable timeframe. Middle management is asleep at the switch, and upper management has been complacent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cannot advise those who know it all already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work atmosphere with employees and management who don't seem to work toward a common goal.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. With such a large company you will be able to meet some great people here. Occasionally there are company wide events which are good (like lunch & car show setup in the parking lot).

    Cons

    In agreement with what has already been said about management not listening to employees. Too many managers and the company is disorganized. Employees are not empowered and management will claim they want your input but never use it. Good work and/or hard work go unrecognized. You better be ready to self-promote if you want to get noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees and work on making them feel valued. Provide clear communication to all employees in your departments and don't just wait until an annual performance appraisal to "check-in".

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

    A product focus doesn't need to exclude human interests

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong product line despite losing its reputation for innovation.

    Cons

    With a considerable exception being the customer service department, Med offers minimal career growth potential or management support and even less management interest in fixing the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read Firms of Endearment. Within a culture where products and "innovation" are virtually the entire focus, Meditec needs to be purposeful and consistent in making its employees feel valued and working to meet their professional needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall Concensus of the morale and management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec

    Pros

    Pay and benefits was decent for that area.

    Cons

    HR and management did not look out for their employees. It was the worse morale in a place I have seen in my 30 years of working. Those that did nothing and did not have the common sense to work in a managment position, stayed in the position and did nothing. I was in contact with probably 70% of the employees at this site, and 90% of them were dissatisfied but had worked there so long, did not want to change. If this company was in the valley with some competition, they would not be able to keep one employee at the job more than six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up where there is waste. Admins for every department, really... And Director's that don't care and have managers and admins to do their job..not sure what they did all day.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stable, quiet and economically sound company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart and competent lower-tier employees. Benefits are good and pay is to scale despite it being located relatively outside of Silicon Valley. They will reimburse majority of school-related expenses up to graduate level if I remember correctly.

    Cons

    Little opportunity to grow within the company. Upper management can be disconnected from needs of the common-folk periodically. Sense of urgency can be inconsistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Trying to run a big company like a small one.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, from day one.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the entire company is horrible. Too many meetings for managers & not enough getting accomplished. Only seem interested in getting warm bodies; doesn't matter if you don't do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes & see just how bad the morale is all over the company! All departments work AGAINST each other instead of WITH each other! Start caring about hiring quality people, not just a body.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    A sure heaven and a place of retirement if you do not intend to progress your career

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best benefits you can find in the bay area with a 401K match that vests from day one, timely annual raises and bonus.

    Cons

    As a colleague put it, "If you can leave your brain at home and spend 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week here, there isn't a better place to work"; is very true. Way too much politics in the low level management which has left the employees totally demoralised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your idea of shipping jobs offshore is awesome; you might have already realized that most of capable folks have already left the company and it would be tough to get anything out the door with the folks you are left with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    typical large german company unorganized. no upper mgmt. support

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great co workers who are committed

    Cons

    most everything I would do research before committing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    actually listen to employees when you ask them for input

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not an inspiring place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The technology is impressive. The manufacturing side is top notch. Once hired you can stay forever.

    Cons

    Cold working environment in R&D. Many projects start, very few complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more on decent computers for the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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