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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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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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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
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