Zebra Technologies Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
73 Reviews
3.8
73 Reviews
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Zebra Technologies CEO and Director Anders Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson
41 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life balance was good while I was there, some WFH days were allowed (in 6 reviews)

  • Friendly environment, great benefits, raise every year (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management plays favorites and if you are not in the inner circle you will never go anywhere (in 4 reviews)

  • Executive management doesn't have a clue what goes on internally or in the marketplace (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay to stay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free environment, flexible work hours (except some teams)

    Cons

    Policies change frequently. The company not give a firm answer for the future target. Pay is lower than average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be cheap while hiring people, you want somethings to be done well, you need to pay more.

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    Say "yes" if offered a position at Zebra. I worked there more than 4 years ago.

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Financially secure, experienced management and a solid product offering. Recurring revenue from supply sales.

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience. Even though I am working in the R&D dept., there is a tangible pressure and excellent support from the

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good learning curve. You can see the best technology in label printing market here and get used to working towards developing new models all the time. There is a clear team structure and almost everybody is encouraging when you start.

    Cons

    Location. Located in a secluded suburb of Vernon Hills where there is nothing much to do. So if you want to have a city atmosphere, you better be ready to commute for more than an hour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Bright and down to earth employees. The design center in Agoura Hills is a non-egotistical and positive environment.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity at design center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Many different product lines to support all needs.

    Cons

    Some of the assumptions management makes are not valid,

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, terrible upper management. The CEO is often ignored by upper management.

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

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Zebra wants to be a good company. Some departments have amazing opportunities. The engineering-related areas are definitely worth consideration for their innovations and creativity. They have an enthusiastic and friendly work force that really wants to do their best every day.

    Cons

    At the same time, changes in the company leave the sense that they are spinning the Wheel of Fortune to select the day's management philosophy. This is especially evident in sales and customer support, where the revolving door continues to spin. Staffing is pared down to the point that employees are under high pressure with no release in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear and consistent. During the CEO's campaign for employee input on products, I made a suggestion (later implemented) the morning of the first day. By noon, the director was calling my manager out because I dared to make a suggestion.
    Respect your employees. It just might be good business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience Lots of Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The opportunities to pursue growth for the company
    I was in marketing and there always seemed to be some project to do or contribute too
    Work Life balance was good while I was there, some WFH days were allowed
    Leadership seemed consistent and there was a low rate of turnover
    Benefits are great

    Cons

    Some of the projects I worked on the work-life balance was terrible, and at the time from my particular subgroup of marketing, it was expected that you would work constantly, even weekends.
    The growth didn't match my needs for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Work-life balance, interesting work mostly, smart people.

    Cons

    No growth, no opportunity, top heavy. Micro-management from too high a level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually give people at lower levels responsibility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pleasant but uninspiring

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment with (for the most part) pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive leadership has huge gaps of guidance that would better be labeled avoidance of issues than actually grappling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater engagement and physical presence required by executives for true leadership as opposed to remote control approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great CEO! Solid products and an exciting place to be.

    Cons

    If you don't like to multi-task, you need not apply. There is a lot going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have you seen the stock price soar over the past few years?? I don't think senior management needs any advice from me. They seem to be doing just fine all on their own :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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