Zebra Technologies
3.4 of 5 62 reviews
www.zebra.com Lincolnshire, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Zebra Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.4 62 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Zebra Technologies CEO and Director Anders Gustafsson

Anders Gustafsson

(36 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance is fantastic relative to other larger corporations"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great benefits and a very competitive salary structure for the industry"
    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
  • "Direction and communication from executive management throughout all employment ranks could and should be improved"
    in 3 reviews
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Good company but use to be more fun

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSmart people, pay is good, flexibility for personal life.

ConsHas become more political and employees are less empowered than they use to be. No opportunity for growth since Zebra isn't growing.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much micromanagement from executives. Give people some responsibility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Well managed company with a passion for planning for the future.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zebra Technologies

ProsGreat combination of salary and bonus incentives for management team.

ConsNew management influence lost respect for long term employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep those that got you where you are rather than always looking to the outside.

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New product intro and supporting existing components and quality issues

Components Engineer (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

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

ProsI saw an opportunity where I could help in supplier quality and establishing a components engineering and working with engineering to qualify materials

ConsCommute was not very good, I lived in San Jose calif and my job was in Los Angeles

Advice to Senior ManagementProvided instructions to management and engineering "How to qualify new products and sources for the new design.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great first internship experience

Software Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Vernon Hills, IL

I worked at Zebra Technologies as an intern for less than a year

ProsEveryone at the company was super friendly. They had the interns working on practical things and if help was needed everyone was very willing to assist. Intern events periodically and they provided a place to stay over the summer.

ConsNothing I can think of really.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmart and friendly people. Good pay and benefits

ConsSometimes feels like they are cutting too much

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoy the challenges working at Zebra

Senior Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Vernon Hills, IL

I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWorking at Zebra is challenging, this is a good thing. You are always being challenged to use your skills and creativity to service customers. This really helps you move your career and keeps the job fun. The people at Zebra are great! Really everyone is easy to work with.

ConsConsistency and communication. We went threw some growing pains, now we need to get the information to the right people at the right time. Hmmm that sounds familiar.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more frequently and with better information sooner.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people but the company is old school

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zebra Technologies

ProsSome of the loveliest people I have worked with were at Zebra and there was a great depth of engineering talent

ConsI found it to be very rigid and left-brained. Not much room for creativity. Very process oriented. This may be the way it has to be in this industry

Advice to Senior Managementdon't be so heirarchical!

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It has been great!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time

ProsGood work and nice compensation too.

ConsVery little growth opportunities available

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with solid strategy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zebra Technologies

ProsSolid returns to investors, good strategy. Top engineering group with a clear vision of the future. Seen a marked improvement in aligning the executive team and leadership team.

ConsGetting political.If you are "in" with the right people, you'll go far. Culture could use a reboot -- they are working on it but not all the leadership is on the same page.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at some of your leadership team and how they treat employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strong Company with great integrity, management and co-workers. Experience has been great over the 9 years.

Inside Channel Account Manager (Current Employee)
Vernon Hills, IL

I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCo-workers are great to work with. Management is very positive and has integrity. Good pay and room for growth.

ConsIndustry seems to be going through a possible shift given the technology so extended future is a little uncertain.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the employees are happy and ensure they are trained and aware of the company's future goals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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