ZEISS Careers Blog

“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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“Every One of My Colleagues is Passionate about Providing Doctors with the Best Product Possible”

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Yorck von Bülow has been working at the ZEISS Medical Technology business group since 2016, having started as a trainee in the Global Graduate Program (GGP). Read on to find out why he chose ZEISS, what his start as a trainee was like, and which aspects of his current work in product management particularly inspire him.

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“It is exciting to know that my work will impact thousands of people in a few months’ time”

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From Vancouver to Oberkochen for six months: Alexander Lonergan completed an internship in the legal department at ZEISS.  In the following interview, he tells us what attracted him to the subject of data protection and whistleblowing and what expertise he thinks is particularly important.

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“ZEISS is definitely the jackpot for me!”

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Not only are they extremely tiny in the meantime, but we can no longer imagine our lives without them: microchips. The entirety of today’s information and communication technology is simply not conceivable without them. Think, for example, about the rapid development from the first mobile phones to today’s smartphones: they are basically pocket-sized computers. Modern technology is getting smaller and more powerful by the day. But what do microchips in smartphones have to do with ZEISS, an optics and optoelectronics concern?

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Seeing Your Own Technology in a New Light

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Burkhard Wagner’s vision was razor-sharp – but only up to a distance of 20 centimeters. Outside of this range, his world was a blur. A longtime expert on one of the world’s

most advanced lasers used by surgeons to correct defective vision, Wagner discusses his decision to trust his own eyes to this technology.

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