Carl Zeiss Vision

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Carl Zeiss Vision Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very Good Experience

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

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    I'd go back there to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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 for less than a year

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people that I worked with. Will never forget them.

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits, HR manger very pleasant and helpful, clean environment. Hours are good, Earn vacation time every month, sick time also accrued monthly. Employees were my favorite part of the day. Holidays off.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, pay raises are very weak. Upper management or corporate does not listen to other employees ideas. If employee comes up with a good idea corporate does not listen. Few months down corporate will come up with same idea and will use it. Don't bother trying to help upper management as they won't listen if they don't come up with it first. Impossible to get promoted. Low moral and zero communication. Job security is there is none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, stop lying to everyone, communicate better. Show more respect for others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    This job opened my eyes to the way prescriptions are developed for the optical customer.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    an interesting field that is always developing something new for the vision field.

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement available if you are starting from the bottom of the work chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some of the suggestions from employees seriously and not ignore the possibility that the employee may just have a good idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working here. Company as a whole seemed to care about employees best interests.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk
    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits were fantastic.
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Very negative attitudes of employees in the warehouse. Everyone always felt like they were owed.
    Shipping and Inventory managers were very lazy and two faced. Always had favorite employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the employees to use the tuition reimbursement to better their life. Then they can get the pay they think they deserve.

  9.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global company
    Caring managers who looked out for best interest of employees
    Rapid growth potential
    Awesome location

    Cons

    Difficult positioning as top quality brand in a commodity market
    Very strong competition (Esslior)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Products, Difficult to get things done internally

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time

    Pros

    Pros include great health care and other insurance benefits along with 401K and the opportunity to work within a global company with great brand recognition and trendsetting technology. The people are also positive -- making the right alignments with like-minded people helps to achieve things collaboratively.

    Cons

    As with some global companies it's difficult to get things done internally. You sometimes have to play the waiting game and wait for approval from the parent company. This means projects that should take minimal time end up taking months to accomplish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Customer Support

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    Former Employee - Customer Support  in  Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Hebron, KY

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Vision full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great accounts. Thorough training.

    Cons

    Issues with direct CSR contact. Many phone and system issues. Staff not always recognized for hard work. Same people recignized and given credit for others contributions and achievements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Customer Support as you're top customers. Don't blame CSR'S for not responding to customets in a timely manner due to phone and system issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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