Working at ZEISS

“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

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.


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

“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.


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

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.


“ZEISS is definitely the jackpot for me!”

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?


When Tomorrow Becomes Today

Research at ZEISS is in a position to shape the future – and it’s set to do just that. For physicist Michael Totzeck, that means observing and assessing trends. He sees great opportunities in one particular area: quantum applications. Here’s a day in the life.