Tag Archives: Career

Fostering Trust through Consultation

They say the customer is king. But surely we’ve all realized that this statement should be taken with a grain of salt. Lisa disagrees. She believes the customer really is king, every time. But this promise is not so easy to keep. That’s because Lisa’s customers come from both Germany and abroad, and they do not purchase any mass-produced machines. They come to her with special requirements that only custom-made measuring machines can meet. But these challenges are something Lisa loves about her work.


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A Focus on Bringing Ideas to Life

Machines are humming and the scent of metal hangs in the air. It’s a nice day. Not too hot and not too cold. Over here is a workbench, over there a large machine. While it may look like it was all thrown together, there is in fact a good reason for it: it means employees can easily locate their workstations. They work quietly and are very focused. And Waldemar is no exception.


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“The pressure’s on, but I just love a challenge!”

Being the customer’s lawyer. Exceeding their expectations and meeting deadlines. Looking at a problem from many different angles, offering alternatives, anticipating any hurdles and resolving conflicts. Leading projects worth millions. Forming teams across multiple departments and countries. In a race against time, where you push the limits of what is technically feasible.


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Into the digital world wearing sneakers and a cap

Michael was deep in thought as he embarked on his morning drive to the university where he would attend his first-ever Computer Science lecture. His daily commute took him along the country roads of Ostalb, entering the town of Oberkochen about halfway through. The blue logos adorning the massive factory walls of ZEISS came into his field of vision on the right. But it wasn’t a view that particularly impressed him. “I wouldn’t fit in at such a traditional company,” he thought to himself with certainty. Past its sell-by date. “I’m not one to wear suits.”


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Cultural Diversity – a Competitive Advantage

How people-oriented management leads to stable growth

Suki has always been interested in how people with different backgrounds, experiences and knowledge exchange their ideas. Later in her working life she asked herself how a diverse and inclusive culture could help employees and employers to mutually benefit in a win-win situation. Seeing many Western companies coming to China, she wondered what challenges exist when trying to implement a global strategy with a local mindset. At ZEISS, all her questions turned into her daily challenges.


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Redefining Storytelling in Employer Branding

What was that guy called again – the one who always cycles to work? I think Lea knows! Oh no – I actually wanted to ask Uwe if we can interview him about his diving. But it’s already getting pretty late. I’ll do it tomorrow! Did the guy from Research get in touch with you? He knows a lady working in Jena who’d be perfect for a story in our current series.


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A Pen, Some Paper and an Idea to Shape the Future

There has been life on Earth for around 3.5 billion years. The first microscopic single-celled organisms resided in the world’s oceans and gradually developed into complex, multicellular organisms, from dinosaurs in the beginning to mammals as we know them today.


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“By writing my thesis, I can leave my mark on ZEISS.”

Anna-Sophie had always known ZEISS to be an attractive employer in the region. After finishing school, she studied business informatics as part of a dual program with ZEISS and spent two years working full time in the company’s IT department. Then she decided to expand her knowledge of big data by pursuing further studies, before returning to ZEISS to write her master’s thesis on data science and machine learning. She talks to us about why she thinks ZEISS is such a great employer, about the personality types the company is looking for, and reveals what she’s exploring in her master’s thesis.


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

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

“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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