Carl Zeiss Meditec

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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 a 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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

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