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Product Management Directors at Zebra are highly valued

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Current Employee - Director of Product Management
Current Employee - Director of Product Management

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

Pros

Zebra PM positions are global and valued employees travel the globe to identify customer requirements.

Cons

Bureaucracy has crept into Zebra as it approached the 1B$ plateau. You must be willing to engage in politics to play.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be careful to value your longtime employees. Don't always trust opinions from those that came from companies that enjoyed much lower margins.....they don't know our business better than we do.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Well established company with talented, but overworked people.

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

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The organization is full of talented people who want to do good work. Zebra is financially stable, offers competitive pay and benefits and routinely pays out against the management bonus.

    Cons

    While a mature organization, Zebra still behaves very much like a start up company with an almost exclusive emphasis on "making the quarter". The organization continues to cut jobs under the veil of "right sizing" to preserve historically very healthy margins. Performance objectives are nearly always individual in nature resulting in pockets of improvement, but not systemic improvement. Goal setting and accountability needs to be adjusted to emphasize complete solutions and working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start working with investor relations and PR to realistically adjust expectations of shareholders and analysts to more appropriately align with Zebra's level of maturity in North America. You cannot continue to cut jobs to preserve margins which are no longer realistic. People are overworked. While they have previously risen to the challenge, signs of disengagement are beginning to creep in. There is a sense that job cuts are never ending and that senior management expectations of what a very lean staff can achieve are unrealistic. The organization will not survive without the energy and talents of the people that make it up. A longer term view needs to be adopted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good benefits. Average pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Enjoy working with the others in this organization.

    Cons

    Pay is low to average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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