Zebra Technologies
3.4 of 5 70 reviews
www.zebra.com Lincolnshire, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Zebra Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.4 70 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Zebra Technologies CEO and Director Anders Gustafsson

Anders Gustafsson

(41 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The work life balance is fantastic relative to other larger corporations"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Pay is good, maybe a little above average"
    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Agoura Hills, CA

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

    ConsLack of opportunity at design center

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

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

    Mechanical Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Vernon Hills, IL

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsLocation. 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.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany different product lines to support all needs.

    ConsSome of the assumptions management makes are not valid,

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    Good Experience Lots of Opportunities

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Lincolnshire, IL

    ProsThe 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

    ConsSome 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

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Vernon Hills, IL

    ProsZebra 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.

    ConsAt 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 Senior ManagementBe 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually give people at lower levels responsibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lincolnshire, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave 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 :)

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

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    Pleasant but uninspiring

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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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