Leica Microsystems Employee Reviews

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Strategic Product Offering missed the mark
Corporate Medical Sales Specialist, Outside Sales (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 17, 2018
Biggest mistake was selling Leica Microsystems to Danaher. Leica has lost focus to what surgeons want in microscopy. Zeiss competition leads the way in surgical microscopy needs. Too Bad
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Professional Company
Senior Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILJanuary 23, 2018
Enjoyed every aspect of working there, learned the business inside and out.
Professional managers and supported us techs 100%.
Everyday was different from the rest
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Decent place to work
N/A (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILAugust 8, 2017
Decent place to work. Great teamwork and very dedicated associates, everyone is willing to help on another. Great product with a strong history of quality.
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Good Place to Work
CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVAugust 8, 2017
It is a fast paced place to work with an emphasis on cutting edge technology. There is an emphasis on being competitive and providing fair compensation to the employees.
Pros
Advancement potential
Cons
Relatively low pay
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Provided a unique insight to the world of medical research.
Customer Service / Bids (Former Employee) –  Bannockburn, ILJune 19, 2017
Provided a unique insight to the world of medical research. A fast pace environment due to the necessity of delivering the product to the customer swiftly. Assisted in developing the ability to multitask different functions to allow high customer satisfaction
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Not a bad company, but do your research.
Manufacturing Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Morrisville, NCApril 25, 2017
The headline says it all. I don't think Leica is a "bad" company but they are more worried about sales and revenue than they are their employees. Again this is an opinionated post so do your own research before taking a job.
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Not going in the right direction
Senior Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILApril 24, 2017
Lot of layoffs happen yearly at this location. Usually around 20-30 people are cut each December. Management changes 2-3 times a year. Head office is located in Germany, they decide on advancement or headcount, and decisions are made swiftly. Office in Buffalo Grove is just barely hanging on at this point.
Cons
Layoffs will be coming
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Generated a very good teamwork enviroment.
Repair Lead (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 18, 2016
Repaired demo and customer equipment with quality and customer satisfaction. Learned how to breakdown priorities and provide EXCEL reports on a daily basis for daily, monthly, and yearly goals. Co-workers became best of friends and always worked together in order to achieve our goals and maximize quality and customer satisfaction on required deadlines. Rush for end of month deadlines for sales was the challenging part of the job, but was still manageable. I loved coming to a friendly work environment that was fun but always professional, always looked forward to the next day of work.
Pros
Flexible work schedule
Cons
Benefits
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typical day at work
Sr Cust Service Representative - Medical Division (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILOctober 12, 2015
I work from 8am to 5pm Mon thru Fri as a Senior Cust Service Rep in the Medical Division. We are logged into the 800 line to answer calls from both customers and our sales reps throughout the country. The reps I work with demand quotes for surgical microscopes with different components. I enter 75% of all orders that come in including spare parts and full systems. It is typically fast paced between the call and order volume. I work with an exciting group of people and no day is the same around here.
Pros
activities committee
Cons
Work flow from others piling onto my job.
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Great starting sales career
Immuno Histo Chemistry Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  New york, NYApril 2, 2015
Leica was a great company to work for, afforded the ability to show off my sales talents and move up in the company. Would recommend this to someone
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Loaner Pool
Sales Support (Former Employee) –  Orangeburg, NYJanuary 19, 2015
Provided technical support and equipment for trade-shows, conventions and emergency surgeries. i learned a great deal about prioritizing limited resources and time-management.
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Leica Microsystems
Surgical Sales - Clinical Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TexasJanuary 2, 2015
Distributor network with channel.
Commission structure only.
A very difficult task.
Pros
Nice Distributors
Cons
Commission only
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Lots of travel.
FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Northern CaliforniaJune 12, 2014
On most days I travel to visit customers in the Bay Area. I learned about tissue processors and tissue stainers.
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Productive and fast paced environment
Manager - Financial Reporting and Analysis (Former Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILSeptember 6, 2013
Reviewing account details and reconciliations
SAP applications
Management was very supportive
Co-workers were fun and supportive
Responding to constant daily requests from corporate
Getting feedback on your performance
Pros
Opportunities to learn cross function responsibilities
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Fast paced work envirment high pressure at times but satisfying.
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 17, 2013
You would get dispatched to a job site, greet the customer gather information, fix the machine, test the machine and fill out the service report and ensure the customer is satisfied before leaving. The training was for specimen preparation devices, disease and cancer diagnosis equipment used in hospitals and laboratories all across the world. Management was very supportive, they would try to help you with anything you needed. Co workers were very good, we could always count on a co worker for help or assistance or just to answer questions. The hardest part of the job were some of the awkward spaces the equipment was placed and trying to work on it without interfering with the customers daily activities. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the smile on the customers face when you finished the job and they can use their machine.
Pros
The pay was decent, the work after you learned was not too difficult
Cons
The work enviroments were not very clean at times
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Great overall
Medical Device Technician & Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMay 22, 2013
Great overall place to work. Atmosphere and co workers. Management top notch.
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Needs Work
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Bannockburn, ILJanuary 8, 2013
Leica is constantly in transition and needs to update management.
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Exciting High Tech Company with great support system
Demonstration Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILJanuary 2, 2013
Day started with the QDIP meeting with management team to review the day befores productivity,quality, inventory status and the on time delivery of the microscopes that were requested from our customers. Review the current days schedule. Receive the days returns in SAP, then pull the units that are schedule to be shipped and build them and insure they are fully operational. The training was always on going to keep up with the growing technology in the medical and industrial fields. worked with best in these fields. working with the field Reps assist them in there on going training was very satisifying.
The hardest part of this job was leaving
Pros
the great summer cook outs
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Fair pay, lousy training and almost no support..
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  USADecember 28, 2012
Management - uninterested.
the most enjoyable part of the job - None
your co-workers - The best part of the company.
Pros
benefits from day one.
Cons
numerous
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Postive atmosphere
Temp position through JobGiraffe (Current Employee) –  Buffalo Grove, ILOctober 9, 2012
I hesitate to rate the above as I have only been at Leica since July in a temp role. My co-workers are always polite and helpful. The group I am in is a very positive group and they seem to really enjoy what they do.
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