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Leica Microsystems Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Andries Peter van den Broek
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  • Working in a fast-paced industry requires continuous improvement and change, creating a challenging environment that might not be right for everybody (in 4 reviews)

  • Certain product lines were very stale and needed to be refreshed (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn and apply Danaher Business System"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading edge technology- applications in healthcare , life science research , industrial and forensics. International business exposure. Access to Danaher best practices .

    Cons

    Very high senior leadership turnover- globally as well as in the Americas. Certain product lines were very stale and needed to be refreshed.


  2. "Office politics"

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    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.


  3. "Great Products and Markets - Toxic Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Develop and manufacture wonderful products that truly help mankind. Wide variety of markets served make everyday interesting.

    Cons

    Focus has shifted away from customer-centric to profit-centric. It has taken the heart out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Put the heart back in Leica. Focus on customers - align and champion employees and the profit will follow ...


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    "Great Company - Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leica Microsystems is part of the Danaher corporation and therefore managed in a very efficient way. There are plenty of very talented and driven people across the organization. Leica invests a lot into new developments and since recently also spends a lot of efforts in employee satisfaction. Leica is making a lot of positive progress right now.

    Cons

    The company is fast paced. Initiatives or tasks that elsewhere take weeks are supposed to be done in days. This works often yet associates have to get used to it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead the necessary change in letting us rethink some of our historic processes. I hope the executive leadership team becomes a bit more stable than in the past.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Field Service Profesional"

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    Former Employee - Remote Service Engineer in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Remote Service Engineer in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people in service are great but those exceptions are what made it a rough place to work for the last 2 years.

    Cons

    No communication from management or upper management. No connection between working hard and getting advancement or more pay.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and understand the value of your employees better.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Product Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, repetitive job without much challenge. Complete benefit. Good for someone just want easy relax life.

    Cons

    Not for young people with ambition. No room for personal or professional advancement. Too much back stabbing from colleague. Lots of office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Inventory Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Little/No room to advance in the company. Management is aware that people usually stay for less than three years.

    Cons

    Great people in the office.


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    stable, cutting edge technology, challenging work

    Cons

    Like any company it has it's general and common challenges and places it could improve. As a current employee I'm not inclined to talk about them and feel they could change or improve as we move forward.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Marketing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are experts in their respective fields and everyone on the team has the ability to make a noticeable and measurable impact on our customers' research, patient care or product quality.

    Cons

    This is a fast-paced environment with stretch goals, which may not be for everyone. Be ready to quantitatively measure your business and continuously improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize promotion from within and sharing with other Danaher sister companies.


  11. "Working at Leica"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technologically advanced products and great colleagues to work alongside. There are opportunities for professional development within Leica for those who are interested. Employees are recognized for their contributions. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Working in a fast-paced industry requires continuous improvement and change, creating a challenging environment that might not be right for everybody.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen, communicate and act upon feedback. Career development and promotions from within the company are important contributors to employee satisfaction.



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