Leica Microsystems Reviews | Glassdoor

Leica Microsystems Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
91 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Markus Lusser
0 Ratings

91 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Great culture and work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "You work closely with great people across the organization as a team, but have access to all the things a large corporation offers" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many responsibilities for one position - makes it difficult for work life balance" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Poor management and efficiency overall" (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place and Getting Better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best imaging technology and software in the industry. Feels like a small company but with benefits of being part of a large corporation (Danaher). You work closely with great people across the organization as a team, but have access to all the things a large corporation offers.

    Cons

    A lot of change with new hires in the field and in management rolled out last year, but changes are improving the organization,

    Advice to Management

    Changes were rolled out very quickly - give them some time to take effect. Promote more from within.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Leica Microsystems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and donuts here.

    Cons

    Horrible management that allows managers to abuse their subordiinates.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and put some capable, compassionate in your place.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Jobs available"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The field of microscopy is booming and the company is growing.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough blue collar peeps.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people at the low end. Too much work for too few people causes problems with efficiency.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for the right personality types"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, good culture and the people are amazing to work with

    Cons

    Too many responsibilities for one position - makes it difficult for work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Don't stretch people too thin. Add head count where it is blatantly needed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience and leave.

    Cons

    No stability at any level - constant turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Find stability.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place I've ever worked"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management team was cut-throat and horrible. Rapidly changing priorities and no clear directions to lower levels. Some senior leaders used hostility and other tactics to run their teams - resulted in high turn-over. Values pinching pennies versus building value and satisfaction for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy. Poor morale leads to poor performance.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting and Collections in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting and Collections in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not too many pros that I can think of. Benefits used to be good. Not so much anymore. The products we sell are nice.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction of where the company is headed. Leadership is a revolving door. High turnover rate. Poor morale in the department. Nobody seems happy at work

    Advice to Management

    What management?

  8. "Demo Admin"

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

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Very family like culture. Treated fairly

    Cons

    none it was a good place to work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good products and culture is slow.

    Cons

    High turn over and they fire for no reason

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people working done make it harder then it needs to be.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Office politics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent products with cutting edge technology. Decent and growing market size. Good benefits. OK salary.

    Cons

    Too many weird people in the office and in the field . Lots of office politics. Crazy turnover. Complicated reorganization keeps going on. Very little room for career advancement. Employees are not evaluated based on performance, rather than relationship with managers.

    Advice to Management

    Office politics kills motivation. Talented people are sacrificed in management battle. Doomed in a long run.


Showing 91 of 98 reviews
Reset Filters