Zebra Technologies

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Historically Solid Wall Street Performer; Market Leader; Technically Challenging Products; Abundant Opportunities

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - New Product Development Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
Current Employee - New Product Development Manager in Vernon Hills, IL

I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

My tenure at Zebra has been exclusively in New Product Engineering and Development at our Vernon Hills, IL facility.

What I admire most about Zebra is that it remains a company where, despite its medium-large company size, an enterprising associate can make his or her mark and receive the individual recognition they deserve. Even our co-op students and interns have visibility up through the VP level! (Prior to joining Zebra, I worked at two very large defense companies and never even saw our divisional heads.) Innovation at every level is strongly encouraged, and given the acceleration in “The Internet of Things”, Zebra is uniquely well-positioned for continued future growth.

Cons

In past years I might have commented that Zebra’s senior executive team tended to be too conservative. (To use a basketball analogy, they didn’t take many three point shots.) The past couple of years, however, there has been a noticeable change in attitude, led by our CEO Anders Gustafsson. The technology areas in which Zebra now plays are growing exponentially, and our senior staff recognizes that we need to take more calculated risks in response to our customer’s rapidly changing needs.

The Zebra culture is not for everyone. As is mentioned elsewhere by other Glassdoor reviewers, Zebra maintains a “small company feel” – and I wholeheartedly agree with that. However, my take on “small company feel” is that self-starters who take personal pride and responsibility for their individual contributions and are comfortable (and even enjoy) the ambiguity of challenging work – they will thrive in this culture. People who are easily discouraged in the face of obstacles and require specific, literal, directives of their managers - these associates will not be as successful...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep going strong on the innovation push! Continue to encourage and reward risk-taking. Engage more cross-organizational teams in understanding our customer’s many challenges in the face of a rapidly changing technological landscape.

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    Zebra Technologies - A Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people. 98% of employees are enthusiastic, friendly and energized by co-workers and the atmosphere here. Every day brings something new and exciting. I don't think I've ever worked with a group of people that were so upbeat.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be slow to get rid of dead weight, but it does happen. Staff has been pared down too much in some areas so there is a lot of pressure on the employees that remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add headcount.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company - acknowledge accomplishments and small company feel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    The team I work with at Zebra is fantastic. We have great communication and can easily depend on each other. When I first started here (especially being my first job out of college), I felt welcomed and could ask questions without feeling judged. I feel my work is valued by others. I also feel like a person, rather than a number in a large company.

    Cons

    Some areas of the company are lean and could use additional resources. Zebra is currently working on updating their internal technology to help employees.

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