Business Development Representative (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 1, 2017
Zeiss was a great place to learn about and excel in a sales position. They provide great internal training and are focused on continuous success for all employees. Very demanding environment but overall great company to work for.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Kentucky – December 29, 2016
Local labs are what makes the company great and their employees work hard. Too many departments competing against each other at corporate level and not communicating makes for redundant work and frustration. Many great salespeople with account loyalties have been let go or left, taking business with them. Truly talented employees are overlooked for promotion because upper management does not take time to truly recognize and develop them. No clear direction for future and employees worry about losing their jobs.
compensation and benefits are great, so people stay
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 13, 2016
We had down sized to the point our dept was overwhelmed. The coworkers were great we all rallied together to support each other, we all had double the work. We would work 10-12 hrs. Management was there but not there for the employees, which cause stress and anxiety on the employees. There was no team moral or positive motivation. When first started it was a great work environment. People would talk to one another we had a great culture and team building.
Great Vision Insurance, They had great charities to help others
Over prices insurance, No company functions, no positive motivation to encourage employees they were doing a great job.
Director, Business Development (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 25, 2016
Zeiss is a great company. Its biggest challenge is the alignment between the US business unit and the corporate business strategy. Very dynamic culture with continuous changes at all levels in the organization every year.
Carl Zeiss Vision Optical Engineer (Current Employee) – Delaware, OH – December 7, 2015
Zeiss is a great company to work for. The only negative is time away from home, which is at least 75%. The job is rewarding on a personal level. It's challenging because you never know what kind of problems will arise, but you always feel good when you accomplish the task and get the equipment back into production.
Global company with opportunity for hard workers. Challenging work environment with disruptive changes in management and undefined culture.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Hebron, KY – June 4, 2015
Previously was a terrific place to work but recent management changes have created uncertainty and work/life imbalance. Challenging times create opportunity so if you are a hard worker, can manage frequent and often conflicting change this would be a great place for you.
Lab Technician I (Former Employee) – Chester, VA – January 7, 2015
My experience at Carl Zeiss Vision was educational. Starting that line of work was very different, but I fell in love with the job. Working their has taught me a lot and helps you to move forward along with the company. Walking in the door starting from the bottom and pushing you forward to promoting yourself up to final inspection of the product. The people their were amazing and help you feel comfortable. I would love to work for another company in the same line of work, that's how much I love that comapny.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Chester, VA – December 18, 2014
The position was mostly R&D. Problem Solving, process development and documentation. Management constantly changed and the company was always in a restructuring mode. Changing management structure. Constant drive for improvement of products and cost reduction creativity and flexibility was great
Order control lead (Current Employee) – Hebron, KY – October 31, 2014
A fast pace picking job. The warehouse contains about 250,000 different types of lenses. I have learned all jobs from receiving to shipping. The hardest part of my job is keeping a positive attitude due to low compensation, no support from management and corporate. I feel like the jobs will soon be sent to Mexico within the next few years. We have gone from 128 employees to 48 within the last 4 years. I have made lots of friends and lost a lot of them due to better opportunities that have come their way.