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Zemax Overview

Kirkland, WA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable


Zemax is the leading brand of optical and illumination design software used by thousands of professional optical designers and engineers worldwide, and OpticStudio is the latest edition of Zemax software. We touch nearly every optical system manufactured today, from cell phone ... Read more

Mission: Our primary goal is the comprehensive success of our customers. We truly believe that we only progress as a company when our customers are successful. This principle is at the heart of everything we do. Our software development is guided by our customer’s feedback and ... Read more

Zemax Reviews

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    "A great place to work and grow!"

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    I have been working at Zemax full-time


    Zemax is a wonderful place to work. There are significant opportunities for individuals at any level, from recent graduate to senior professional. The culture is one of innovation, enthusiasm, and aggressive growth, which makes it exciting as provides constant opportunities for learning. Goals are also met within a framework of teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation. This is all done while providing wonderful work-life balance. Zemax values the employee as a person as much as a worker.


    The company often engages in multiple initiatives at once, which - while exciting - can make it difficult to juggle all of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fear over-communication! In what is an otherwise stellar work environment, sometimes we forget to pass on what we are accomplishing or learning to the entire business.

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Zemax Interviews



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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Zemax (Kirkland, WA) in June 2017.


    The interview flow was not standard - office manager replied to my online application with an editing test. I then had a phone call with hiring manager, then another editing test, then on-site interview with hiring manager. Had an unconventional but seemingly positive conversation with the hiring manager, with requests for writing samples and references at the end, and indication that next steps would be a loop talking with more of the team. I provided the requested materials and the next thing I heard a few days later was a form email saying they "had difficult decisions" but that they would not be proceeding with my candidacy. No other feedback, or even personalization.

    Interview Questions

    • Draw six columns on a white board, make the first two your strengths and weaknesses in your mind, the next two your strengths and weaknesses according to your managers, and the third set your strengths and weaknesses according to your peers.   1 Answer
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