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Good leaders and managers seem to go and bad ones seem to stay

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Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning  in  Vernon Hills, IL
Current Employee - Supply Chain Planning in Vernon Hills, IL

I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good people, Good benefits, Strong products with a good reputation. People care about their jobs.
Finished an amazing ERP project in 2012. Hard workers and good teamwork with IT. IT is very good here and they actually help you.

Cons

Leadership is not valued. Good sales people are removed. Recent surprises with Senior IT leader moving on. Innovation outside of printers is bad. New product development with RFID non existent. Senior leaders responsible for new products seem to be lost. Company very good at cutting and not investing in growth. Supply chain leadership is confused.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Leaders are difunctional and need help.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice Mid Market Company with Politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The people here are nice. Solid company that typically does the same work over and over. The working leadership changes every 2-3 years which can be a welcome improvement. Many of the challenging people have departed so the environment is easier to work in. A good starter

    Cons

    No real leadership. The latest consultant input can dramatically change the working environment. There's a hidden political environment so chose your internal network carefully. If you select Zebra - make sure you have a career path on your next step as promotion opportunities are limited and few managers leave making upward promotion limited.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    People are very open and willing to help and support other.
    Competent, experienced and very knowledgable workforce.
    Always wanting to do the right thing for the custumer.
    Great Brand Equity and well know in the Industry.

    Cons

    The most REACTIVE company I've ever known. Everything is a Fire Drill.
    Are too complacent resting on their brand equity laurels and high profit margins.
    VERY poor product mananegement, development and introduction. They are too willing to release product that are mired with technical problems and then rework them in the field.
    Poor management of human capital. No succession planning, training or development.
    Limited understanding of working capital management. (Lots of obsolete inventory!)
    Which also stems from their innefficient and poor management of Planning, Forecasting & S&OP.
    Inneficient and very high indirect/exempt labor costs.
    Very little to no acountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core! Don't loose sight of what made Zebra a great company; It's People, Technology and the reputation of a great reliable product.
    Eliminate the silos created by the top-heavy Vice President structure you have.
    Don't settle for mediocrity, excuses and hold your executive accountable for their execution and delivering on Service, Quality, Cost and People commitments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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