Experienced professionals

From physicists to economists


Graduate program or direct entry

University students

Internships and thesis projects

High school students

Orientation, training, dual studies

ZEISS sites across the globe

The ZEISS Group operates more than 30 manufacturing sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development centers. With sites in over 40 countries, ZEISS offers its employees many possibilities for advancement and interesting places to live.


Working for ZEISS

For 170 years, ZEISS has embodied a pioneering spirit and a pragmatic approach. ZEISS offers its employees a modern working environment, above-average benefits and a host of opportunities for further development.


Employees on ZEISS

The working environment at ZEISS provides an ideal foundation for your personal development. Find out from our employees what tasks await you.


ZEISS image video

Learn about the entire spectrum of ZEISS and its expertise. The short video tells a story of passion, recognition, precision, progress, responsibility, trust, inspiration and fascination -- these are characteristics with which the high quality products of ZEISS are associated.

Our awards

  • universum – Deutschlands attraktivste Arbeitgeber 2015 (Studierende)
    universum – 2016 Germany's Most Attractive Employers for students
  • Deutscher bAV-Preis 2016: 1. Platz in der Kategorie Großunternehmen
    2016 German “bAV” Award in the “Big Corporation” category
  • FOCUS – Top nationaler Arbeitgeber 2015
    FOCUS – 2015 Top National Employer
  • kununu TOP COMPANY
    kununu TOP COMPANY
  • kununu OPEN COMPANY
    kununu OPEN COMPANY
  • trendence Young Professional Barometer 2015/16
    trendence Young Professional Barometer 2015/16

Job openings and application

The different business groups and the central corporate and service functions offer a large number of career possibilities for all disciplines. 

ZEISS Careers Blog

ZEISS' Portfolio

With just under 25,000 employees, ZEISS is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for about 170 years now. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments:

Medical Technology

With its products and solutions for ophthalmology, neurosurgery and ENT surgery, ZEISS helps drive progress in medicine and assists doctors all over the world in enhancing their patients' quality of life.

Research & Quality Technology

ZEISS guarantees the required quality standards in applications where maximum precision is a must: with metrology solutions and microscopes for materials inspection. In research, microscopes from ZEISS assist in making even the smallest structures and processes visible.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Today, a large proportion of all microchips is produced with ZEISS technologies. As the market leader in lithography optics, ZEISS is playing a pivotal role in the age of microelectronics by constantly enabling new microchips with increasing performance and compactness.

Vision Care/Consumer Products

As one of the world's leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses, ZEISS stands for maximum visual comfort. The movie and camera lenses, planetariums, binoculars and spotting scopes from ZEISS offer their users outstanding optical quality.

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