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Leica Geosystems Reviews

Updated 9 Nov 2019

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3.8
76%
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Leica Geosystems CEO Juergen Dold
Juergen Dold
32 Ratings
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  • "No career possible, unless you're swiss or austrian(in 4 reviews)

  • "No company benefits, poor salary, poor salary review (below inflation), no growth potential, poor management and ready to change the rules as they like(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Meaningful Core Values"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Core values for parent company, Hexagon AB, are that it is profit-driven, professional, innovative, engaged, customer-focused, and entrepreneurial. I find that the company really does live out these values. Yes, this means that employees are under a lot of pressure to deliver. But contrast that to a company that does not deliver profits...this means that the future would be in question. Employees are given a... lot of room to drive projects without micro-management from above, and this is refreshing. vision-mission

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    Cons

    The company is pretty lean, so if you're someone who does not like to be accountable for your results, then it won't be the best place for you. But don't worry... there are plenty of companies where you can go be a zombie, just not here. As a lean organization, there's not a lot of obvious positions above you. You can make your own success with a well-considered idea to drive incremental business, but the... onus is largely on you.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging the entrepreneurial, innovative culture, and invest a bit more in career development.

    Leica Geosystems2018-07-31
  2. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great benefits - decent starting pay

    Cons

    - salary increase is yearly and not based off performance

    Leica Geosystems2019-05-20
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Lasers In The Dark"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting 3D laser scanning technology. Small software group where you can make an impact.

    Cons

    Lack of local management expertise. Poor communication between departments. Even worse communication from higher up, controlling entities, such as Leica Geo's headquarters in Switzerland, and parent company Hexagon, also in Europe. This leaves non-management people in the dark quite often.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between departments, and between the Switzerland home office and San Ramon.

    Leica Geosystems2018-09-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Construction and Machine Control"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Field Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great teamwork among coworkers. Very nice benefits package. Able to work from home and schedule travel as needed.

    Cons

    The perks of the job are slowly being eliminated (travel compensation, loyalty rewards, ect.). Micro-management is setting in and emphasis is being made on sales as support structure is being put more in the background. There is a lot of background politics in this company - keep that in mind because you won't see it coming...

    Advice to Management

    The management structure for this division has always been poor but mostly can be worked around. Improve your management or you will loose employees.

    Leica Geosystems2018-03-01
  5. Helpful (16)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of PTO if you have worked here for years Opportunities to try out development role

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics going on internally , and co-worker will try everything to throw you under the bus if you want to promote above them Conflicts of interests /different ideas on completing tasks can quickly escalate to personal attack at work place on a daily basis This is still a toxic work place of its own kind currently: people bad mouth each other behind their back, "back-stabbing" can be at a... whole different level that you cannot expect Human Resource is at its headquarter Atlanta, Georgia, so basically if you work here at the software development division , forget about HR, nobody care your problem, nobody will help you, you are on your own, simply as it...

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    Advice to Management

    get some HR support to fix your work place

    Leica Geosystems2018-01-29
  6. "Good People, Interesting Technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leica Geosystems works with a variety of interesting hardware and software measurement technologies. When our company was acquired by Leica, the focus was not on "synergies" (i.e. cost savings), but on how -- together -- we could do the best job for our customers. Still a European company at heart, the benefits were great.

    Cons

    As part of Hexagon, some business units can get moved around. Your fortunes after moving out of LG may vary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Leica Geosystems2017-05-07
  7. "Cool technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laser scanners really incorporate some great hardware and software technology.

    Cons

    Global company has conflicting goals at times. You'll get over it.

    Leica Geosystems2017-03-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "I really loved working here but there are a lot of politics behind the scenes"

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    Online Marketing & Ecommerce Manager in Johns Creek, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Geosystems for more than a year

    Pros

    They had some of the best benefits and perks I've ever had. I also enjoyed having flex hours and really liked my coworkers.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics at play when you work in the Marcom division of the company. Once you start to climb that corporate ladder, others may throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more oversight and leadership within certain departments. Also, it isn't fair to be asked to work overtime and not be compensated.

    Leica Geosystems2016-06-16
  9. Helpful (4)

    "It could be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people I have the pleasure to meet along the way, many of them left to other companies along the way.

    Cons

    If you are not loud you don't get to move on corporate ladder. Too much politics play, rules that only create busy work for upper management and only creates more work for other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about no managerial employees and listen to employees that spend time with customer day to day out on the field.

    Leica Geosystems2016-06-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced dynamic design environment Great colleagues and management Competitive compensation

    Cons

    Aggressive corporate targets result in high pressure to make evolutionary not revolutionary changes

    Leica Geosystems2016-04-07
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