Executive Assistant to Vice President (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – May 6, 2015
Pros: Free lunches, my own office
Cons: long hours due to various time zones
Very interesting company with a diverse group of people from all around the globe. I assisted with expense reports and organizing sales meetings. Sales meetings were centrally located in Atlanta, GA and all sales representatives were scheduled to attend. I assisted the VP of Sales & Marketing. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Was encouraged to continue my education.
An excellent, interesting place to work with a collaborative, team oriented, can do atmosphere
MANAGER FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS (Former Employee), San Ramon, CA – March 18, 2015
The Cyra division of Leica was an excellent place to work. Leica develops, makes and sells high tech, measurement and survey equipment for a variety of industries. As such the core products are pretty – more... interesting and high margin. This permeates throughout the company as in many positions you will get stimulating work that can make a difference. The team there is also exactly that, a forward looking, lets do this team environment. Because Cyra was owned by a Swiss Company, Leica, the benefits were also excellent.
Negatives include that the matrixed team environment can both sometimes be slow to make decisions and make the most satisfactory decision for the VP of the various functions (Sales, Manufacturing, HR, R&D, etc.) instead of the best overall decision for the company. HR has an inordinate amount of power at this company, sometimes to the detriment of getting the job done. Hours can sometimes be long depending on the position. – less
Front Office Administrative Receptionist (Former Employee), Torrance, CA – February 5, 2015
Pros: free coffee
Cons: vacation, 401 and they would match with a $1
I had the best co-workers (engineers) they were tensed but I made it fun for them. How? well am glad you asked? In the mornings before start time I would get on the PA system and say "Good Morning Leica Geo Systems!!! and they would have a blast with just acknowledging. Always fresh coffee in the break room. We were a family we had each others backs.
Assistant Accountant (Former Employee), Brisbane – April 21, 2013
Pros: supportive staff, great environment
Cons: surrounding amenities
Maintain various database information, create and modify as required. Check, change and manage GL posting as well as Suspense Acc. Manage Visa purchase; correlating between receipts, online system and – more... invoice. Training new staff and liaising with all staff on Promaster and Great Plains. Managing and analysing AR debtors. Negotiating with debtors to achieve payments. This has been one of the most enjoyable places I have worked, management and relaxed and approachable. Co-workers are all friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble in this place and if someone can help you, they will go out of their way to do so. – less
Engineer (Current Employee), Heerbrugg, Switzerland – March 1, 2013
Pros: brand name, stable environment
Cons: no career growth, compnesation, closed culter and rigidity, native swiss/vorarlbergerisch german are fostered
In Software Engineering department not so interesting work. They relay on old technologies, locked in a big code base in some place with code which is 20 years old and the management is very resistive – more... to changes. The career growth is almost none if you are foreigner. In some software department the bosses are all Austrians, many they got promoted because they are in the company since more than 10 years. Some of them with absolutely no management skills. – less
There was not enough time to get familiar with the company.
RF Engineering Manager (Former Employee), Torrance, CA – May 23, 2012
My employment terminated and I was laid off because of the economic issues forced the company to move the research and development to Switzerland where the head quarter was. The management were very helpful, – more... however one of the engineers had a culture conflict with the project manager and I had to resolve that issue first. Even with all of these, the RF project under my supervision doing well on time and target. – less