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Leica Geosystems Reviews

Updated March 10, 2018
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Leica Geosystems President and CEO Juergen Dold
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, with completely flexible working time (in 5 reviews)

  • Most of the people are great colleagues and in general the working conditions are good (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Some areas have NO growth opportunity, which means you will have to stay in the same position for a very long time or leave the company (in 3 reviews)

  • Oft viel zu konservativ Entscheidungen (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Leica Geosystems (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.


  2. "Construction and Machine Control"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Field Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    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 (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.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    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 (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...

    Advice to Management

    get some HR support to fix your work place


  4. "Good People, Interesting Technology"

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

    I worked at Leica Geosystems full-time (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.


  5. "Cool technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It could be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Design Engineer
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Geosystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great company. Pretty transparent. Work is pretty enjoyable.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity is sort of an issue. Some areas have NO growth opportunity, which means you will have to stay in the same position for a very long time or leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be like Ken. That should be a saying around here or WWKD What Would Ken Do? He's an awesome leader with a wonderful personality, but some of his team is not the same and shouldn't be managers.


  9. "Direct sales"

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    Former Employee - Product Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products for this industry.

    Cons

    Forced to do high pressure sellin

    Advice to Management

    Let your sales guys do their thing.You have great hires trust them


  10. "Sr., Sales & Service Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior, SALES & SERVICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior, SALES & SERVICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Huntsville, AL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Geosystems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunity that provided additional resources, contributed to my overall work experience and knowledge base.

    Cons

    Minimum cons were identified, however, the experience provided many lessons learned opportunities.


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