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ZEISS Group Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  • Lack of communication, some lazy and unmotivated employees who make others look bad (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management took the focus from being out with customers to sitting at home office filling out endless CRM system requirements (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lab tech III"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech III in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech III in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZEISS Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and co-workers! Was with my company for26 years. Zeiss brought up all these optical labs on the east coast and drove them into the ground! They closed the doors on all of the companies they brought up, leaving a lot of people unemployed.

    Cons

    After working for a great company for so long, they (Zeiss Group), came in and destroyed it!!

    Advice to Management

    They need to manage better and not ruin great companies!!!


  2. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, I have not see better benefits anywhere.

    Cons

    Training is minimal and way to many variables

  3. "Don't mind the management"

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    Former Employee - Field Applications Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Applications Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ZEISS Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly flexible hours. You get to work directly with researchers every day, helping them solve problems with Zeiss products. The products really are great and the company regularly innovates. Every year expect some new product to be released.

    Because the organization is so flat, you are visible at all levels.

    Cons

    Great experience personally and not many cons from my experience. Others complained about the lack of communication with upper/middle management and the unreasonable sales goals. There will be pressure to sell, but that really amounts to simply keeping good customer relationships and competing!

    it's an incredibly flat organization (you - manager - president), so don't expect to "move up", and the tenure of competent performers is probably 5+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the field better. The worst is when there is silence and the field is left to speculate on its own.


  4. "Applications Engineer"

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

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    training should be optimized for employee learning

    Advice to Management

    be thorough!


  5. "Sale Support Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time

    Pros

    None - low and stagnate salary reviews.

    Cons

    Middle Mgt., wants to improve, upper Mgt., to survive. The Captain of the ship will throw you overboard for the Company to survive.


  6. "Great company with even better people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent products, great leadership, opportunity to make money

    Cons

    not the industry leader

    Advice to Management

    More marketing efforts and brand awareness


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sadly does not live up to its potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZEISS Group full-time

    Pros

    Great products. Overall mostly friendly and helpful co-workers. Many employees and mid-level managers want to see improvements and try to help initiate them.

    Cons

    Unrealistic year over year expectations from senior management around having employees work above and beyond from a workload perspective while falling behind in pay vs other companies (due to salary freezes or across the company low increases).

    Advice to Management

    Truly hear what the employees are saying in the pulse surveys and work to improve those areas.

  8. "Wonderful company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High integrity, values their employees and believes in superior customer service.

    Cons

    Large workload with limited staff


  9. "Mixed bag but great products"

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

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people work here, and the benefits are tremendous.

    Cons

    Bit of a distance to commute,.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your employees for suggestions on how to improve efficiency. They care as much about the company as management.


  10. "Quality inspector control"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZEISS Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Is good company to work

    Cons

    I don't have anything


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