Carl Zeiss Vision Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Company Overview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -innovative products -flexibility with managing own time -good income depending on territory -global brand -potential to be a great company

    Cons

    -not much room for growth -poor management -lack of training -high turnover -minimizing benefits offered to employees -company is extremely segregated into divisions


  2. Do no work here!

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Troy, MI

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, and great co workers. That is about it.

    Cons

    Poor management, benefits expensive, no training or recognition. Upper management are horrible people. Only point out mistakes and not the good. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and hire people who actually know how to run a company.


  3. Extremely weak leadership that doesn't value their people at all

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand and products; long time history in precision optics and technology; some hard working co-workers

    Cons

    Leadership is non-existing; upper management doesn't know how to run a company which has resulted in loss in revenue 8+% over the last few years. There's no employee recognition; people are taken for granted and not always treated well. Senior management represents old-school thinking in an ever-changing market and can't keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Change big time!!!


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  5. very good learning experience. liked my job.laided-off

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    Former Employee - Optician/Lab Technician in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Optician/Lab Technician in Warren, MI

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very good co-workers& management friendly

    Cons

    they moved to mexico never told us


  6. Good company/benefits but work can become stagnant

    Current Employee - Technician in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Technician in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company culture Great benefits Great people to work with

    Cons

    Training could be more in depth Focus on getting things done well before moving to the next thing Roles can become stagnant with little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Think forward with products and business processes Spend money on things that matter Properly assess people you promote


  7. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    professional environment, competitive salaries, great staff, great location and premises

    Cons

    difficult to get full time work


  8. Very Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good 401K matching contribution, good leadership

    Cons

    My boss was in Germany, so we didn't get to talk often. But she trusted me to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    I'd go back there to work.


  9. high stress environment, low pay,terrible dept leadership

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    Former Employee - Accounting in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    still thinking, hmmmm. met some since people. good location. right off freeway

    Cons

    I worked in accounting and the environment is horrible. no communication from leaders. they have high expectations, but do not provide you the training or resources to do your job. point finger/blame game going on constantly.

    Advice to Management

    empower employees to do their jobs. implement an all employer bonus program, get the vp to interact with employees instead of avoid us. make communication a priority.


  10. Overall a good experience but had to leave for career growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, regular work week, nice co-workers. The product we manufacture is excellent.

    Cons

    Too many manual processes, especially for a Global company. Lack of communication and direction from executive staff. There is not much room for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in updating systems to bring customer support on-line, hire more IT/SAP staff. Communicate better with Corp office employees.


  11. Unprofessional management

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    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job office location is ideal

    Cons

    Managers spend the entire day plotting against other managers who they have a personal dislike for. Does not support staff. Clique environment



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