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“As a pioneer, ZEISS offers its employees the chance to grow together with the company”

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Sarmistha, leading a team for process improvements at ZEISS, talks about joining the company and her job at the Vision Care business group. Read this interview find out what personal advice she’d give young talents like herself today and what she appreciates about an interdisciplinary team.

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“I can always contribute my ideas and help shape the future.”

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Many drivers fear it: road salt in winter. After all, it speeds up rusting. In automobile construction, electroplating is essential. The galvanizing process essentially involves an object being coated in metal using electricity and an electrolytic-enriched bath. In the case of a car body with zinc, the process is intended to protect against rust. Surface technology offers many more possibilities.

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“Our team is always on the lookout for groundbreaking new solutions”

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Selamawit Getachew Kelemu joined the Medical Technology business group at the Oberkochen site in 2013. Read the interview below to find out about her career to date, which led her to leave Ethiopia and move to Oberkochen. She tell us about what aspects of her work she enjoys the most.

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“ZEISS doesn’t just prepare people for their future career, but also for life!”

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“Fun” was not a word people typically associated with apprenticeships. The prevailing sentiment was “We all have to start somewhere,” and professional training was seen as a means to toughen up apprentices in preparation for their professional career. Yet Udo Schlickenrieder is convinced that it doesn’t have to be this way!

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Helping Shape Strategic Corporate Development

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What does strategic alignment look like at ZEISS? Where is there potential for the company to develop in different markets? And what does it mean to coordinate and communicate strategic projects? We sat down with Markus Birkhold, Project Manager in Strategic Corporate Development, to discuss these questions and learn more about his job.

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Leaving the Comfort Zone to Learn and Grow

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Prior to joining ZEISS in late 2016, Beverly was working as a Senior Ophthalmic Investigation Technologist in a local eye hospital for 3 years. Having a good impression and familiarity with the ZEISS quality and its equipment, Beverly was pleased to take on her first corporate sales role at ZEISS. In this interview, she shares her journey to a challenging yet rewarding career in the Vision Care business group.

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“Taking part in the trainee program helped me identify with the company in a big way”

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In 2011, Jochen Weinisch joined ZEISS as a trainee, and this proved to be the first step towards an impressive career. Today, seven years on, he is Senior Director for Nordics at the Industrial Metrology business group; as a manager, he is responsible for 45 employees across four countries. He spoke to us about his current role and about the benefits of his time as a trainee.

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“ZEISS has invested a lot in helping me get where I am today”

Anita Sonnenfroh tells us about how she came to join ZEISS and develop her career, which took her from Oberkochen all the way to Spain

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Microscopes – we normally first encounter them at school. While students primarily use them to examine the cell structure of onion skins, in our society microscopes have long since had a number of different uses. These optical instruments enable insights into a world that would otherwise remain hidden because we cannot see it with the naked eye.

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“I really enjoy telling others that I work at ZEISS because it makes be incredibly proud”

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“The moment medical technology leads to something very human: patients smiling again. This is the moment we work for.” This ZEISS Moment touches the heart. ZEISS also uses it in promotional materials. But what exactly is the connection between ZEISS and advances in medicine? ZEISS is a pioneer in the field of optics, which is why doctors around the world use ZEISS visualization systems to improve their patients’ quality of life. These technologies enable the early and reliable diagnosis of diseases, ideally as a preventative measure or to facilitate treatment and healing. The broad portfolio includes ophthalmic systems and implants, visualization capabilities for neuro, ENT and spine surgery as well as gynecology, and extends to dental microscopes and loupes along with intraoperative radiotherapy systems.

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“I enjoy the work I do because I see the point of it all: to help people see better and thus improve their lives”

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Glancing at your alarm clock in the morning or looking at the menu one evening at the Italian place around the corner – a lot of people have trouble doing these things without the right visual aids! Silvia Schön knows this all too well: “I am extremely short-sighted and have been wearing glasses since I was nine years old,” she says. Since good vision is not something Silvia can take for granted, she’s all the more grateful to work at a company that stands for optimum visual comfort and exceptional visual experiences.

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