Leica Geosystems Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    yearly reviews
    perks
    Mac book pros
    Good insurance
    Flexible working environment
    Good salary for Tucson

    Cons

    Career opportunities are somewhat limited

    Leica Geosystems Response

    Jan 4, 2015Head of People Development

    Thank you for sharing your review - we appreciate your feedback. While we strive to create an environment where employees feel their contributions are appreciated and rewarded, we take your feedback ... More

  2. Good support to the business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Looking to do things right. Excellent products.

    Cons

    Too much re-structuring and no growth path.

    Leica Geosystems Response

    Apr 27, 2015Head of People Development

    Thank-you for your honest feedback. While you provided us with a positive rating, we do agree that there are things we can improve upon. Career and professional development are areas which we have ... More

  3. Get everything in writing first!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Leica Geosystems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leading technology company (lenses, imaging, drones, etc.) whose products are in something you probably own.

    Cons

    Weak organization, poor communication, understaffed. Likes to play games and slow pays invoices. As others have noted, get EVERYTHING in writing.

    Advice to Management

    Switzerland should take a closer look at its US operation. Overwhelming your office staff and calling it "multitasking" is nonsense. Stop trying to get one person to do five people's jobs at once and get organized.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good company, good benefits, awesome technology.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology at Jigsaw Technologies. Strength of technical team goes from field technicians all the way up to the CTO, who is an expert in the field of mining fleet management and optimization.

    Cons

    Project engineering staff frequently travels for extended engagements of 2-4 weeks to international destinations.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent reviews would be good.

  6. Steady

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Low stress environment, decent salary, guaranteed salary increases - great for someone who just wants to turn up and go home

    Cons

    No lateral thinking, not much innovation, no incentive to do a better job, minimal promotion opportunities - not so great for someone who wants to progress their career or excel at their work

    Advice to Management

    Give a stronger incentive to work well - link salary/bonus to employee performance and increase the bonus relative to base pay

    Leica Geosystems Response

    Apr 27, 2015Head of People Development

    We thank you for sharing your open and honest feedback. While we appreciate that you found your employment at Leica Geosystems to be a positive experience overall, we also acknowledge there are areas ... More

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great career and professional development opportunities for those who are interested.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have flexible working arrangements. As long as I meet my core hours, there's some flexibility in how I arrange myself. The pay and benefits are above market average, and competitive to other employers. Really interesting technology and always something new to learn.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced work enviroment, which won't appeal to some people. Other than that, I don't really see any cons. I guess it's what you make of it.

  8. 1.5 yr experience in mineOPS software & 5yr experience in mining field.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mine Controller in Tālcher (India)
    Current Employee - Mine Controller in Tālcher (India)

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its management is very good & I learnt so many new techniques about software.

    Cons

    Leica Geosystem has successfully work at MCL & NCL site of coal india.

    Leica Geosystems Response

    Apr 27, 2015Head of People Development

    It is great to hear that you have found your experience working as part of the Leica Geosystems team to be positive. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

  9. The watermelon company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Difficult to say at this stage...

    Cons

    The watermelon company: "nice on the outside and one big mess once you cut through the surface".

    Advice to Management

    !!! WALK THE TALK LEADERS WANTED !!!
    1- Organize a yearly boss assessment through survey system -> bonus pending on the results
    2- Organize a leadership and 360° sessions for all of them at IMD in Lausanne
    3- Set clear team's target within the division and stick to them

  10. Conservative Conservative Conservative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + stable company
    + good work conditions
    + good image

    Cons

    - relation oriented when it comes to management. In the core deviation (Geomatics) 90% of the management are Austrian (literally they live on the other side of the boarder). They support each other and cover their back.
    - politics
    - very bureaucratic
    - no career development (even for Swiss people is very difficult to grow, for other foreigners no discussion)
    - very very conservative (replicates the same functionality of the past products in the new products).
    - no room for ideas (everything is decided by a group of manger in closed rooms)
    - on the devices they have very old software technologies
    - the code base is very very old and in a bad shape (in some areas the software is more than 20 years old)
    - avoid the embedded software group is the worst (it develops the software for GPS receivers, TPS and field controllers)
    - fake involvement just to show off to the HR
    - most of the manager have no people management skills

    Advice to Management

    * reorganize the management (even fire some managers)
    * encourage innovation and risk taking
    * stop the talent exodus
    * provide career development to existing staff
    * in the software department adopt current technologies (leave the middle age of software)

  11. Swiss quality technology and quality workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heerbrugg (Switzerland)

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very well structured company that provides an interesting workplace with good atmosphere. Chance for long-term commitment, treats employees well and pays them a fair salary.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, career advancement takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide financial help for getting job relevant education.

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