Leica Microsystems Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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  • "Work life balance though nobody needs to work 10 hours a day(in 6 reviews)

  • "Working in a fast-paced industry requires continuous improvement and change, creating a challenging environment that might not be right for everybody(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A woeful shadow of its former self"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll get paid on time every month

    Cons

    Formulaic approach to business with unnecessary, intrusive, micro-management of just about everything. Claim to be a "caring" employer promoting "speak up" culture - could not be further from the truth. Senior management lack experience of the markets & technology with 100% short-term focus purely on money, margin & personal gain. Sales people are expected to perform as robots following company policy & processes without deviation or imagination. Customers are seen as cash cows to be milked dry without regard. Many product lines are aging and investment is minimal to non-existent. Management are recruited externally, not based on ability or experience but their appetite for delusional self importance, ego & desire to sit in judgment on those better qualified & more capable. Short-term view of the microscopy business illustrates a total lack in basic understanding of the market. This has and will, continue to damage future business and brand perception but as senior management remain in post just for a short period, longevity and long term relationships with customers and staff remain of little importance. HR will stand by and allow staff to be undermined, pressured and ill treated without intervention. Those extra steps and commitment that most of us contribute as part of our professional lives , in many cases over many years, will not be valued at this organisation.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the worst place to work, but too far away to be best"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - competitive salary - no weekend work, free on Bank Holidays

    Cons

    - Management doesn't care about own employees - no chance to grow up in career unless you are management friend - cannot buy holidays - no benefits, no discounts - BUPA surance with £1000 limit per year (shaming)


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good if you like a corporate R&D environment"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    Leica Microsystems is part of Danaher Corp and as such adopts its business systems. Focus, commitment and continual improvement are the order of the day. The work is relentless in the corporate environment.. Fast paced work. Demanding.

    Cons

    Always expected to go the extra mile as 'standard'. No scope for promotion or career development. people in R&D wants to do exciting things but the company is entrenched in the past rather than embracing new technologies and methodologies.

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  4. "A standard office job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Standard time table from 9 am to 5 pm, 28 days holidays plus paid bank holidays, competitive salary, no work on weekend.

    Cons

    Need to learn technical terminology about the microscopes. Work under pressure. No benefits, for example discounts for other stores, cinemas....

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  5. COVID-19

    "Salery"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Mannheim
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good working environment overall, good structure

    Cons

    sometimes colleges are missing duo the covid situation everyone is working from home office

  6. "Good company to grow with"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company to learn and do actual product development

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard due to resource limitations (but that is opportunity to learn more)

  7. "Great Field Service Team"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Field Service team in one of the major product groups is probably the best in class example of a team helping one another to help customers. I believe its mostly due to the actions of one or two field managers though. In the Field Service team they do not nitpick about failure and try to determine what happened without blame. Because your in the field you will never have much face time with back office managers which is a real plus.

    Cons

    Office support for things like parts or logisitical help is almost non-existent. There are only a couple people willing to help and they are constantly overworked. Everyone else seems to be in meetings about nothing. There is a significant expectation of heavy overtime every month and quarter end. This can result in no life and being on the road 80 percent of the year. We do not have enough Field Service Engineers and although I can see there is a lot of attempts at fixing the situation its never seems to get fixed.

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  8. "Company to go without too much expectation"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many employees who have been worked for a long time

    Cons

    It's not a very innovative place. Investment for employees is not enough.

  9. "Work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Wetzlar
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting and innovative products and solutions

    Cons

    Processes can be too long

  10. Helpful (1)

    "good environment"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leica Microsystems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Met alot of people from all over the world

    Cons

    too much politics and performance review depend on boss

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