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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

Research & Quality Technology

ZEISS ensures standards of quality wherever maximum precision is a must: with coordinate measuring machines, metrology software and microscope systems for research and material inspection. ZEISS plays its part in ensuring that even the tiniest structures and processes become visible.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Today, a large proportion of all microchips is produced with ZEISS technologies. As the technology leader in the field of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, ZEISS enables the production of increasingly powerful, more energy-efficient and more economical microchips, and thus plays a pivotal role in the age of microelectronics.

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, binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes, planetariums and virtual reality (VR) headsets from ZEISS all offer their users outstanding optical quality and therefore unforgettable moments.