An excellent, interesting place to work with a collaborative, team oriented, can do atmosphere
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 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.