Zebra Technologies Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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Zebra Technologies CEO and Director Anders Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson
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Pros
  • Work Life balance was good while I was there, some WFH days were allowed (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits until you sell too much and they have to pay you too much (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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  1. So Far So Good

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    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Holtsville, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Holtsville, NY

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Agile Company that understands the market they are in and how to address it

    Cons

    zebra recently purchased Motorola Solutions (read that as Symbol Technologies ) and unfortunately some of their 'small business ' policies aren't playing well. Someone mentioned their poor travel policy (flying coach tp asia). That's not a new zebra policy it's just different than what we used to have at MSI. I understand it is also being reviewed. Someone also mentioned having to fly to Asia on a moments notice. That has nothing to do with zebra it's just the nature of the MSI legacy business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review differences between MSI and Zebra policy to avoid this kind of culture clash

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Zebra did not handle recent layoffs in a professional manner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Great work-home life balance for employees.

    Cons

    The downtown Motorola office closed thus all E employees will have to commute to the burbs. Zebra needs to put a shuttle system in place if they want to hire young and bright talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. SE

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good Company, good vision and great corporate HHRR system

    Cons

    Will face financial challenges in the near future after the the aquisition of the Motorola EMB division

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good enviorment, but constant change

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Generally a positive environment. Leader in the industry, which leads to little or no cold calling. Overall on target earnings are fair.

    Cons

    Company is under constant change from acquisitions. Due to this your territory WILL change over the course of 18 months, making it difficult to gain any momentum and reach the revenue goals. Company seems in the middle of a transition to move more experienced sales professionals out for younger and cheaper sales reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow some consistency in territories and accounts. Compensate sales reps who have accounts taken from them with opportunities they have worked on for months/years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Get out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    No better than Motorola solutions

    Cons

    Get out while you can

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Good company; Sometimes too big to mind the little things. Compensation plans come late middle management is in flux

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Solid industry veterans that know the industry well. Great channel and loyal customers.

    Cons

    Middle management is always in flux, company is always changing the go to market strategy so long term sales planning and strategic accounts at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use customer and employee feedback in equal measure with current stock price to get the whole picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Forgot about the Individual

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Holtsville, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Holtsville, NY

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

    Pros

    The ability to work on every aspect of a project is rewarding. There are many opportunities to innovate and invent that will delight most engineers.

    Cons

    The individual employee is mistreated, especially those that were a part of the Motorola acquisition. In the past few months the company has failed to uphold benefit promises made to employees and failed to offer continuing benefit coverage for opposite sex domestic partners (same sex was covered though). They also withheld a week of pay from employees to 'align' their payroll. A new policy requiring lower level employees to fly coach even on 16 hour long flights has also been painful, quite literally. Employees are also expected to fly out to Asia on a moment's notice (read: same day) when problems arise due to issues with the failed JDM model of manufacture. Expect to have an early morning call and a late night call every day (sometimes even weekends) if you are assigned one of these programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and realize that individuals are what make a strong company. Respecting those individuals will go a long way. Also, be willing to admit mistakes and take corrective action. Continuing to plow along through a failed business model does not change the fact that it is a poor business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Nice experience but too cut throat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Great hours, Great people to work with and work for

    Cons

    Contracting positions are not long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on-boarding more employees instead of contractors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. zebra

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, people, PTO, desk

    Cons

    Leadership, lunchroom, location, no bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Needs a location in downtown Chicago

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    Current Employee - Inside Channel Account Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Channel Account Manager in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Indirect sales and channel sales are a challenging and rewarding type of sell. I enjoy the work-life balance, team atmosphere and relationship building with clients.

    Cons

    Moving ex-Motorola employees to Lincolnshire. They need to have a downtown office for all of the employees who live in downtown Chicago. Lincolnshire is too far away for commuters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice from your new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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