Zebra Technologies

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Zebra Technologies Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
76 Reviews
3.7
76 Reviews
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Zebra Technologies CEO and Director Anders Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time (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
  3.  

    Pleasant but uninspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies as a contractor (more than an 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
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  5.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

    Great combination of salary and bonus incentives for management team.

    Cons

    New management influence lost respect for long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep those that got you where you are rather than always looking to the outside.

  6.  

    New product intro and supporting existing components and quality issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Components Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Components Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provided instructions to management and engineering "How to qualify new products and sources for the new design.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great first internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL

    I worked at Zebra Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone 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.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart and friendly people. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like they are cutting too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people but the company is old school

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zebra Technologies

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    don't be so heirarchical!

  10.  

    It has been great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good work and nice compensation too.

    Cons

    Very little growth opportunities available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoy the challenges working at Zebra

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL

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

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

    Consistency 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more frequently and with better information sooner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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