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Zebra Technologies Vernon Hills Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  • Work life balance is slim to none due to massive project load" (in 7 reviews) (in 8 reviews)

  • Since the acquisition of Motorola Enterprise Solutions the company has become more bureaucratic and process laden (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Distribution Associate II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company , good benefits , recommended

    Cons

    No , cons very good place to work

    Zebra Technologies Response

    Sep 21, 2016 – Director Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re glad you had a good experience as a Zebra employee.


  2. "Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide Cisco Systems Network Exposure

    Cons

    Co-workers afraid to share knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Get some self confidence and loose the attitude

    Zebra Technologies Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Director Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the feedback. We hear from many of our engineers that they love the exposure they get to all of our technology partners. We're really lucky to provide such vast experiences to our people! ... More


  3. "Overall positive experience"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of co-workers in the marketing department. Work was interesting enough and as a free-lancer I was accommodated appropriately.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons really. Deadlines expectations were tight, as they are everywhere, but not impossible.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, you’re doing a good job. My experience was as a free-lancer, I did not get a feeling that the full time employees were unhappy. But my experience is that upper management in most corporate environments needs improvement when it comes to giving employees more of a voice regarding day to day responsibilities.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time

    Pros

    zebra is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    some employees with continued bad behavior are protected by their manager


  6. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - BDM in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - BDM in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High-quality, great products. One of the managers I had there was one of the best managers I've EVER had, anywhere. The individual contributors were also very smart people as well. I GREATLY enjoyed my time there, and would love to go back. One team I was on was CHOCK full of very smart people, who just "got it." These folks challenged my thinking every day. I loved it.

    Cons

    Not many "Cons" at all, really. A couple of the managers (that are no longer with the company) were not necessarily best-suited to their roles, but for the most part, it was a great company to work for - again - I'd go back in a heartbeat.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Making best-in-class products, hire smart people to help you get them out there, and continue to innovate.


  7. "Solid Company, Pretty Well Run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Follows processes pretty well but is not too bureaucratic. Lots of smart people who want to work hard and do the right things.

    Cons

    Some high level politics seemed to make people gun-shy and impede progress. I left before they bough Motorola so I don't know how that is affecting things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience. Even though I am working in the R&D dept., there is a tangible pressure and excellent support from the"

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    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning curve. You can see the best technology in label printing market here and get used to working towards developing new models all the time. There is a clear team structure and almost everybody is encouraging when you start.

    Cons

    Location. Located in a secluded suburb of Vernon Hills where there is nothing much to do. So if you want to have a city atmosphere, you better be ready to commute for more than an hour.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-workers, terrible upper management. The CEO is often ignored by upper management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zebra Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Zebra wants to be a good company. Some departments have amazing opportunities. The engineering-related areas are definitely worth consideration for their innovations and creativity. They have an enthusiastic and friendly work force that really wants to do their best every day.

    Cons

    At the same time, changes in the company leave the sense that they are spinning the Wheel of Fortune to select the day's management philosophy. This is especially evident in sales and customer support, where the revolving door continues to spin. Staffing is pared down to the point that employees are under high pressure with no release in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and consistent. During the CEO's campaign for employee input on products, I made a suggestion (later implemented) the morning of the first day. By noon, the director was calling my manager out because I dared to make a suggestion.
    Respect your employees. It just might be good business


  10. "Great first internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zebra Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at the company was super friendly. They had the interns working on practical things and if help was needed everyone was very willing to assist. Intern events periodically and they provided a place to stay over the summer.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of really.


  11. "I enjoy the challenges working at Zebra"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zebra Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at Zebra is challenging, this is a good thing. You are always being challenged to use your skills and creativity to service customers. This really helps you move your career and keeps the job fun. The people at Zebra are great! Really everyone is easy to work with.

    Cons

    Consistency and communication. We went threw some growing pains, now we need to get the information to the right people at the right time. Hmmm that sounds familiar.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more frequently and with better information sooner.



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