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Carl Zeiss Meditec Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Carl Zeiss Meditec CEO Ludwin Monz
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Pros
  • They good benefits and the salary is average and its close to home (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people, bart accessible, great products (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Managers are consumed with sucking up to upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Company puts money into R&D not business infrastructure (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging but Welcome experience."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall good experience, challenging work but rewarding once you grasp the concept.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A sweatshop in the US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can't really think of one, no matter how hard I try.

    Cons

    This company fits the description of a sweatshop to the T. Upper management is making decisions and raking in the profits, they've hired some mid-level bulldogs to "manage" the junior level employees. The upper management is aloof and does not want to be bothered by the details/suffering of those doing the actual work as the "bulldogs" go around making sure that work gets done, no matter what the cost to the individuals.

    Advice to Management

    If you're in senior management, try to listen to the frustrations of your hard working employees rather than just looking upwards & outwards. This place is rotting from within.


  3. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Production in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits that's all everything else sucks. Don't take my word for it. You will see

    Cons

    Stay away terrible place management sucks they don't care about there workers pay is terrible for production workers. Stay away from cataracts what they pass here for good quality I wouldn't rocemend to no one. Fda we're are you? Oh nothing but little kids think they know More then you because they got into these field most only got in because of there relative got them in but dont know much about these game. And there to many pot heads

    Advice to Management

    Quit let the people with experience run this show


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good salary and benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefit is good. Engineering force is fairly dedicated and very low turn over rate until recently.If you are looking for a stable working environment with solid benefits, this is the place to be.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company seemed to going into a significant restructuring activities. Slimming down R&D and MFG and focusing more on sales and services.

    Advice to Management

    It will be a big waste of talent if the management really wants to close down R&D and outsource all the manufacturing to overseas.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The bureaucracy of a huge company with the systems and processes of a start up."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, bart accessible, great products. These products really help customers to have healthier eyes and there are a lot of people at Zeiss who want to help the customer.

    Cons

    Chaotic, lack of training, leadership, ans communication. Endless meetings where nothing ever seems decided. The pay is on the low end as well. I wish I'd looked harder elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, update your systems and processes, don't accept poor results without changes.


  7. "FooBar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Old stable company and global market leader

    Cons

    Too much politics; slow innovation

    Advice to Management

    Look to Silicon Valley for best practices when hiring / retaining employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Think Twice"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global company - Great History

    Cons

    German Culture Difficult to Change -Slow to Move

    Advice to Management

    Remember the region you are operating in


  9. "Zeiss Ontario not the place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potential to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Management team is out of touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some competent people beginning with the CoCe and continuing down through the entire management team.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "New President: Best kept secret in ophthalmic diagnostics"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - R&D in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The reorg from 3 years ago was a bumpy one, but R&D has the right team now. With a new President focused on customer solutions, all the technology and commercial parts are now in place for success and growth for R&D and the company.
    The job requires a lot of hard work. If you have a passion for what you do, can work hard, and truly care for the customer you will grow and succeed here.

    Cons

    Lack of training for new R&D engineers. You have to depend on your initiative and getting help from other engineers. Fortunately it is now an environment where other engineers will take the time to help you.
    Aggressive schedules, and since bonus is tied to sales the reward for the hard work may lag by 1 year.
    Other reviews are correct, the cafeteria is below standard for the bay area.
    Salary and benefits are not comparable to south bay or peninsula. but the positive is no traffic to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to add more engineers. Need that little breathing room.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "10 years in R&D"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carl Zeiss Meditec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The technology and science here is cutting edge and exciting to work on. There people are extremely smart and motivated. Lots of recent positive changes.

    Cons

    I find the benefits to be worse than what I experienced at a different medical device company. Only 15 days of vacation, and no stock purchase plan of any kind.



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