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Leica Microsystems Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good starting place for medical equipment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

    Pros

    Good Products for the path labs

    Cons

    Poor pay scale and not much bonus available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leica Microsystems is a workplace Hell Hole

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    There are no Pros to working here; in search of new employment elsewhere

    Cons

    Metrics driven new managers who know nothing about the life-science products being sold in labs

    Completely unrealistic sales quotas/goals that have no connection to what is going on in the real world

    Too many broken processes/procedures/kaizens to mention; its amazing someone turns on the lights each day

    Communication with ALL management is one way; just shut-up and sell is the message which trickles down

    Management doesn't want to hear about your challenges, what customers say, product problems, service issues

    If you work here, count on base salary and 3% commission; management will promise bonuses but you won't get them

    Company pride, morale and employee motivation are at an all time LOW in my 5+ years of employment

    Bean counters at several management levels are concerned with their pocketbooks and not your pocketbook

    IMO: My manager (and managers above) would steal salary/commission/bonus from me to enhance their bottom line

    Don't count on any work-life balance at Leica; you are replaceable is the message; and with the help of Leica HR, you will conform or WE WILL FIND A WAY TO GET RID OF YOU (including discrimination)

    All Leica managers (right up into the new president's office) are Workplace Bullies

    Re-read ALL of the above BEFORE you consider working at this HELL HOLE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not even going to waste my breathe, because management is NOT listening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

    Pros

    Amazing work culture just like a close knitted family.

    Cons

    Not good for a long run as they may not be able to give you a hike in terms of your salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of Danaher

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    Former Employee - FSE
    Former Employee - FSE

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great product line
    -High technology; satisfying challenges
    -Small teams
    -Efforts directly affect company growth
    -Focused, driven place to work
    -Some of the most professional personnel I ever met

    Cons

    -Unrealistic goals with little support
    -Very little growth potential due to on par competition; low profits.
    -The type of place where you care more about the business than Management
    -Danaher influence has eroded company confidence(layoffs, restructures that got rid of top quality people-Think of the consultants in Office Space).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much bc the string puller controls most things.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leica Microsystems, a Danaher Cash Cow

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products and good people... benefits and wages were good. Promotion opportunities restricted to those who could be replaced easily. work life balance depends on location

    Cons

    booth culture, constrictive policies and profit of future performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    acknowledge that investment is needed to maintain and grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Changes rapidly with minimal communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Customer Service team is the best I have worked with in my career. Loyal, dedicated, compassionate, hard working and customer focused. They do what it takes to service the customer and meet sales targets.

    Cons

    Must be an A or B player to be successful. Business changes too rapidly with little or no planning or communication. Fast paced environment with outdated business systems.

  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Can't wait to leave

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

    Pros

    Great products
    Good coworkers
    Some departments/teams are better than others

    Cons

    Non existent training and blame culture - if you don't know, it MUST be YOUR FAULT
    Terrible (truly horrible) management - I've had 3 managers in 3 years, each with a different level of dysfunction/ineffectualness
    Revolving door - every month more people leave or are fired, constant anxiety about job and company stability
    No upward mobility - whoever wrote that there are opportunities within the company is either lying or working for a different organization
    Everything from the finance department to the iCRM programs are disorganized and ineffective. The amount of red tape, approvals and paperwork (most of it hidden or word of mouth or ignored) to accomplish goals is surreal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apologize to the employees for your poor leadership and leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    World Class Products. Dysfunctional Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems

    Pros

    World class products and some very good people.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Lack of clear company mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace current management with an effective team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting, but challenging

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    Former Employee - Materials in Richmond, IL
    Former Employee - Materials in Richmond, IL

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, fun staff.
    Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of new responsibilities and metrics to be concerned about. Big transition period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growing the culture and morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    csr

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    could be a long drive to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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