Leica Microsystems

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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    I loved working here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems

    Pros

    Challenging, because of the operational issues.

    Cons

    Cronyism, refusal to change to Danaher objectives.


  2. Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

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

    Pros

    Amazing product, well made and the best on the market.

    Cons

    No clue what the market really holds. They understand larger accounts but people without 1-a accounts will never make it.


  3. Great history but current products outdated.

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good, solid & reliable products which are world renowned and respected but are urgently in need of updating or replacing with current technology

    Cons

    Lack of interest from parent company (Danaher) has left core products on which the company was founded as 'poor stepchildren.' Seen only as 'cash cow.'

    Advice to Management

    Push for new products aimed at histopathology customer who are the backbone of the market, have the brand loyalty and desperately want a reason to keep buying from Leica.


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  5. Good starting place for medical equipment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

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

    Pros

    Good Products for the path labs

    Cons

    Poor pay scale and not much bonus available


  6. Helpful (5)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Production Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Beware of Danaher

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    Former Employee - FSE
    Former Employee - FSE

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Not much bc the string puller controls most things.


  9. Helpful (2)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    acknowledge that investment is needed to maintain and grow.


  10. Helpful (4)

    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.


  11. Helpful (4)

    World Class Products. Dysfunctional Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems

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

    Pros

    World class products and some very good people.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Lack of clear company mission.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current management with an effective team.



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