Leica Microsystems Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.5
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Leica Microsystems President Markus Lusser   (no image)
Markus Lusser
12 Ratings
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  • "Too many responsibilities for one position - makes it difficult for work life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • "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)

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  1. "Independent Certified Sr. Paralegal"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great people, work environment and pay

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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    Leica Microsystems2019-06-28
  2. "Hope they change things an adapter the ways of the parent company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great parent company, good products, good training

    Cons

    Antiquated, uneconomical management, tedious unnecessary back office

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    Leica Microsystems2020-05-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company works lean and micromanages employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits with a high turn over

    Cons

    Management can be very difficult to work for.

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    Leica Microsystems2019-08-02
  4. "Great and Diverse Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leica is a great company to work for; Very diverse; Team work environment; Good development opportunities; Exposure to global sites;

    Cons

    I have no Cons to offer at the moment.

    Leica Microsystems2019-05-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for those with a good work ethic"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leica is part of a larger company - Danaher- but has a small company feel. If you put in some time and sincere effort, they pay off is well worth it. Some people have the personality for it, some people simply don’t. Leica treats those who work hard for the company well- especially with new management that has come into place the past year or so.

    Cons

    Add more field service engineers

    Leica Microsystems2019-04-02
  6. "Great People - Too much Travel"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting company to work for, great benefits, everyone on my team was great. Pay was excellent. Seemed to have some upward mobility.

    Cons

    End of quarter crunch was tough - often flying into one city at 6 am and flying out to another late that evening. Too few people in the service team, stretched thin - always putting out fires and never regrouping.

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    Leica Microsystems2018-12-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Field Service Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Danaher umbrella, so opportunities to move around. Traveling grants points that can be used for vacations. Basically schedule your own work. Money given for a vehicle (not very much though).

    Cons

    overworked and not enough pay for areas with high cost of living. given a standard pay that doesn't change from the south to the northeast. No work life balance. Have to pay for expenses from own pocket and then reimbursed, this can be as high as 1500$ every week. Hard to take a sick day when traveling.

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    Leica Microsystems2018-11-02
  8. "Senior field service engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its parent company Danaher

    Cons

    Micro management No expense accounts No company car. Excessive Back office work 75-100% travel.

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    Leica Microsystems2018-10-30
  9. "Terrible products to useless meetings"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay is good commission structure is good

    Cons

    terrible management terrible products service team is worthless poor business decisions multiple meetings a week regarding the same thing manager turnover rate is high will work you like a slave

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    Leica Microsystems2018-10-16
  10. "Sales Rep"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems

    Pros

    Cool Products, Fair comp plan

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets, no support for sales team, admin nightmares,

    Leica Microsystems2018-10-11
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