Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) – Hebron, KY – June 20, 2017
Very unorganized and not enough knowledgeable staff. Unorganized training methods and not enough staff that know the products. Always problems with customer orders due to not being coordinated with the lab.
It'll feel like a cult after awhile. You're either with them or against them.
Production Technician (Current Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – January 10, 2016
Production went down the toilet. Reminds me of a baby prison. Choose a click and grab your bottle. You'll see what I mean. I've been there 4 years and watched it go down hill in the last year terribly.
There not free. You don't know this but it's paid for out of your lack of pay.
Production Coordinator and Senior Operator (Current Employee) – Ontario, CA – December 16, 2015
It's a great place to work in for those that want to start at the bottom and work themselves up. This is the place where you come to learn and grow and potential stay for a good amount of time. Great environment to work in if you are friendly, inviting and willing to understand the processes and skills it takes to get things done.
Good environment to work in
People are very influential and sometimes it's more about the people you know than what you know
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTOR (Former Employee) – RICHMOND, VA – January 19, 2015
It was an eye-opening experience dealing with the German culture, as this product came Oberkochen, Germany. Also, the US management was largely German. Their product was technologically superior to other competitors, but the tim-lag for product improvements to appear in the US was exceedingly slow.
Overall, it was always better than the rest and Zeiss was a pleasure to deal with over the years.
It would have been a nice place to work. Bad Management.
Wire Technician (Former Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – May 27, 2014
Each day when you get to work you have to check if the machine is ready for the next person or yourself to do that day. If not most of the time you might help your co workers or even clean the production floor.
Everyone of the co workers are great to work with. Always had fun helping and learning from each other.
As for management, they treat employees unfair. Don't want to go into details but hope this will change so people will stay. It is a 5S company but does not have standards to do things. There is no process and you have to memorize where everything goes. Have to take notes just to remember what to use or where the parts or cables go.
The hardest thing about the job is that there is nothing to do when your job is done. You will have to wait for the next person to finish their part before you can take over. If you help or talk to your co worker, you will get in trouble.
The most enjoyable thing about the job is working with my fellow co workers. We help each other build the machines and trouble shoot the problems with the machines.
Like I said it would have been a good place to work if the management treat us as value employees and have a chance to get hired on.
Excellant enviornment for personal growth with in the company
Multipal Positions over the course of employement (Former Employee) – San Lenadro, Ca – September 27, 2013
Inventory Control Coordinator (FGI, & Order Management confirmation) Production Inventory Expeditor (6 product lines) Sr. Production Planner (3 production lines to include subassembly feeder lines) Planner/Buyer (Open work orders, manage Kanban carts, BOM maintenance, ECO implementation, purchase spare parts from local Suppliers & FGI from manufacturing facility - Germany Master Scheduler – 12 month rolling with 90 day frozen forecast submitted to production at Carl Zeiss Germany only (Slit Lamps, Fundus Cameras, Argon/Yag Laser, Power Source Laser) Associate Product Manager – Carl Zeiss products only (work with Sales & Service force supplying replacements & demo inventory, reporting to C-Level inventory status on trunk inventories in field.
Job advancement always encouraged
Company bought out by EU company and culture went from great to poor
FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 6, 2013
I have been working at Carl Zeiss for the past year as Field Service Engineer at Intel's Mask shop at Santa Clara. My focused has been on Carl Zeiss inspection tools which are call AIMS. I do work with very professional group of people and it is a very dynamic environment. The hardest part of the job for me is that i expect a lot out of myself and i want to learn everything.
Being a German company the documentation are not very well written.