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Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    30%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (7)
    70%
    2.41
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.41 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • More positive reinforcement. Truthfully the company is pretty great...

What I like about the company

We all felt like we were part of an extended family. Treated fairly and are given advancement opportunities

What I dislike about the company

Upper management needs to embrace each employee equally.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.
  • City
    Clackamas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 08.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

There seems to be no direction within the company from a corporate structure, there's no consistency, one group doesn't seem to know what the other is doing. Their path to success seems to be in cost cutting rather than creating competitive products

Teamwork

Teamwork is a buzz word for CZV, none of the labs work together, HR doesn't work with employees, departments within the labs are segregated, if you work in data entry you ONLY work in data entry for example

Freedom to work independently

Overly supervised

Internal Communication

There's no communication between the production employees and corporate. It's nearly impossible to even get in contact with HR or any upper management without a company email address and only management has company emails

Career Development

No future at Zeiss in North America

Overall compensation for your work

Pay and promotions are based off of your ability to become best friends with upper management not off work history or the ability to do the job

Office / Work Environment

The Massachusetts lab has the worse work environment I've ever worked at. If you're part of the managers group you can LITERALLY play on Facebook or gamble on company time on company computers all day. This actually happens on a regular bases. If you're not part of that group any time of a work slow down will require you to find busy work to do. The Troy lab has a manager that everyone walks all over which causes tremendous infighting

Environmental Friendliness

On of the labs was busted by OSHA for violating environmental laws

Company Image

Dishonest with customers

Job Security

People laid off every few months. Labs constantly grown then shrunk back down. Departments open in one state, close a month later and reopen in another state

Challenging Work

Mindless and repetitive

Inclusive / Diverse

Michigan lab is multi-cultural, Massachusetts lab is all white and has been noticeable tension when a "non-white" temp has come to the lab

Suggestions for improvement

  • When Carl Zeiss Vision and Sola merged they were the second largest lens manufacturer in the world. With a lot of terrible decision making on the part of Zeiss they are now 4th. When any trouble comes along, rather than taking it head on and developing quality products to compete they cut costs and shrink

What I like about the company

monday-friday work week

What I dislike about the company

Upper management, dishonest to customers and employees, no vision of the future, lack of courage to compete

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The starting of a new account should be quicker especially when your sales representative has them ready to go and it should not take another week to start with us because of routing.

What I like about the company

They have reached out to help with many who are in need of glasses but can’t afford them. World sight days we as a company helped in a big way for the families needing glasses but unable to pay for glasses. We have helped families of armed forces in San Diego recently with a donation.

What I dislike about the company

Our company is strong in quality but our system when it comes to getting a job out quick and rushed there is a lot of emails to expedite. The other thing is when we need to get a new hire it takes way too long to get someone in and start.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.
  • City
    Troy
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    30%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (7)
    70%
    2.41
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.
2.41
10 reviews

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23,755 reviews

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