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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love working here

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

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k etc.).
    The staff are very friendly and you'll notive most people smiling around the office.
    The work is interesting. of course like all big companies you have to work to get the interesting work but if you put in the time you'll be rewarded with interesting work..
    Good work/life balance. They offer great vacation time (3 weeks) plus give a number of free days (Columbus day, day after Christmas etc.)

    Cons

    Located in Dublin so a bit out of the way, but it depends where you live I guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Waste of Time

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    It has very good benefits - medical, dental and especially vision. 401 (k) is vested on day one. Benefits kick in at Day 1 which is pretty good deal.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, broken and antiquated processes with the most unpleasant and uncooperative employees. It has no camaraderie among employees. The work environment is very uninspiring and has zero motivation. Management does not empower its staff at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not oversell open positions to prospective employees.

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

    Waste of time

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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

    Pros

    Great discounts on entertainment! Laid back.

    Cons

    Horrible pay rates. The company overall needs a reorg of all departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to hire professionals! People with a vision for improvement and goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pico Management

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec

    Pros

    Great products. Top quality engineering.

    Cons

    We don't care because we don't have to. The economy is bad and we can treat you as poorly as we choose. Poor software choices, become your performance issue. Pico management. They talk empowerment and do the opposite. Management does not realize that turnover and loss of experiece are an issue. Very limited OJT. Management believes that in-house training allows you to provide acceptable service . They train everyone on everything which makes everyone minimally capable on everything they work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! You can't wait for a certain number of experienced people to leave before you fix the issues. The number of employees with resumes out should be your concern. Experience does count. The back log of service should be a concern. Quality over quantity. Not the opposite. No one wants to be Pico managed! Hire adults and treat them as adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Idiocracy

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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

    Pros

    Some individuals are trying to do the right thing until they leave in frustration. Some interesting technologies. Nice location away from hustle and bustle of silicon valley.

    Cons

    Politics, unfair treatment of individual contributors, good work not recognized, management supports only politically charged projects, greed & laziness. Contempt. Individuals work hard not smart because of lack of leadership and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill ethics & integrity in yourself and the organization. Don't just turn to project management and SOP's to create good business elements. Recognize honesty and acknowledge the 800 lb gorilla.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Haven't Got A Clue

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec

    Pros

    The Company has good benefits, medical, dental, and vision. Paid vacation and sick time. The work hours for the production department are good. (6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) There are some very well qualified people dedicated to improving the instruments.

    Cons

    The production work flow of the instruments is horrible. There is never enough parts on hand to complete each monthly schedule. There are enough parts one week and every body works overtime then the next week there is a lack of parts and everyone sits around waiting for parts to come in. A lot of money spent needlessly. This up and down symdrome has been going on for years. This is called the JUST IN TIME method. Each month the schedule isn't met that just adds to the next months counts. But then you only have 3 weeks to complete the schedule because each month production is down at least a week waiting for parts.
    Managers and Supervisors are clueless. Communication between production associates and upper management is non-existant. The Human Resources department is not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way to keep parts in the building. The way it's done now doesn't work. Have more than one supplier for parts. Get rid of the 2 bin method. Have more people for incoming inspection. A house cleaning needs to be done on the production floor (unproductive people). Management needs to know they can keep employees motivated and the moral up by keeping employees busy. The consensus on the production floor is that management hasn't got a clue and doesn't know what their employees are doing most of the time. Idle hands breed idle minds!
    I don't know if I approve of the way M. Kaschke is leading the company because I don't think he sees the whole picture. I don't know how much he is being told.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand -- now earn it back

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

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec

    Pros

    Company has great brand that denotes excellent optics, durability, and customer service. Sales force is very knowledgeable. There are many people who have been there a long time and truly care about the company and its customers. Company has global reach providing opportunities for international travel and meeting the top thought leaders. Fairly stable place to work, not likely to get bought out by competitor. Technologies and diseases are very interesting. There are opportunities to make manufacturing and connectivity much better.

    Cons

    Company was complacent for years and now has to face increasing competition. Top management unsure how to do this, and makes decisions slowly. Seems paralyzed about fixing fundamental problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take stronger stance toward manufacturing quality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pays up if you are looking for real quiet place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec

    Pros

    If you do not like to work under pressure, this is the place. New releases development time is measured in years, not months, deadlines can be extended and generally it is pretty relaxing.
    Benefits are good, time off is generous, and pay is not bad for what you do.
    And you get to create software that is actually used by almost every doctor out there; there is enormous satisfaction in seeing your brainchild at work.
    And you get plenty exposure to different aspects of medical devices world - hardware, systems, clicnical. So if medical is in your blood, you might consider it.

    Cons

    The exposure to new technologies in the field is not optimal; depending on current project in the spotlight you might end up shifted between projects at very short notice. Knowledge sharing is sub optimal, you will have to find your own way around in most cases; if you do not you may be reinventing the wheel and nobody is going to tell you about it.
    Overall, it depends on how willing you are to take initiative. The more you do the more responisbility you are taking, and that might backfire in the end. Oh, and do not hope for quck promotion, people work there for ten-fifteen years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fresh blood infusion is badly needed. Make sure the pay is commensurate with the person's input, not the age. And dont reinvent the wheel

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec

    Pros

    I liked the office space and most of the staff was friendly. as a temp, it was easy to ask for help and advice to colleagues.

    Cons

    hectic work pace as it is often the case nowadays. hard to take a 5 minutes break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not so eco-friendly with their 5 pages invoices / 1 item a page ! time consuming to print as well as expensive to mail. that's all I can say as I was there for only a few days. oh and also... maybe consider taking clients orders by e-mail.

  11.  

    carl zeiss meditec berlin - experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    access to the complete zeiss family, market leaders in the market

    Cons

    less incentives as compared to other global companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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