A look at Zebra Technologies (plus advice for getting hired)

“We’re just not ‘a printer company’ anymore and haven’t been for some time,” said Zebra Technologies CEO Anders Gustafsson. The innovation-obsessed company aims to create technology products, software, services, analytics and solutions to power industries across the board.

Learn more about the technology and solutions company, including advice from CEO on how to get hired.

Zebra rundown 

Size: 7,400 employees

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Locations: Zebra’s headquarters is in Lincolnshire, Illinois, but it has offices in over 45 countries around the world.

Founded: 1969

CEO: Anders Gustafsson

How much do Zebra employees make?

The average salary for a Zebra Technologies employee is $136,992 per year. Ladders estimates are based on our calculations.

Zebra Jobs

The Zebra headquarters in Lincolnshire, Illinois is looking for an IT Business Relations Manager and an IT Business Relations Specialist to join the team. The company is currently looking for a Computer Vision Engineer to work in the Holtsville, New York office. View Ladders’ Zebra Technologies Jobs page for a full list of open roles and information on how to apply.

Zebra company culture

Zebra provides its employees with the opportunity and responsibility to define their own paths and believes that empowered teams make their leadership possible.

By balancing an individual competitive spirit with an eagerness to work as a team, the company aims to bring out the best in every employee.

The diversity of our people and their ideas powers our inventiveness, and we are united by a shared purpose of solving our customers’ toughest challenges. Ultimately, we take pride in rolling up our sleeves to get things done and to exceed the expectations of our customers, our partners and each other.

Company values

According to the company’s website, Zebra Technologies has

  • Integrity. We do the right thing no matter what.
  • Teamwork. We value team over individual success.
  • Agility. We are nimble, proactive and adaptable.
  • Accountability. We proactively seek solutions and are undaunted by obstacles.
  • Innovation. We are creative thinkers who champion bold ideas in all aspects of our business.

Interview advice from Zebra CEO Anders Gustafsson

“Be yourself,” Gustafsson said when asked what advice he would give to someone interviewing at the company. “Zebra is successful because of the diversity of thought, approaches, and cultures our people bring. We want to see that come out when getting to know candidates.

Gustafsson, of course, suggests that candidates do their research on the company.

“We’re just not ‘a printer company’ anymore and haven’t been for some time,” Gustafsson said. “Go to Zebra.com, visit our social profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook, get to know the solution evolution we have driven and be prepared to have a point of view on it.”

Employee reviews 2019

Reviews on Glassdoor range from a two-star review titled “Good place to work if you just put your head down and work” to a five-star review stating that the company is “the best of the best.”

“From people to devices and the tools,” one reviewer wrote. “Zebra is a great company for work and enjoy your time.”

Funding and acquisitions

Zebra has raised a total of $2 billion over 2 funding rounds. The latest round, a Post-IPO Debt, was announced on Sept. 16, 2014.

The company has acquired 19 organizations, with the most recent being was Cortexica Vision Systems on Nov. 5, 2019.

Products

  • Mobile computers and tablets
  • Barcode scanners and imagers
  • Printers
  • RFID Products
  • Location Technologies
  • Interactive Kiosks
  • OEM

Industry solutions

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Retail
  • Hospitality

Cross-industry solutions

  • Field operations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Location Solutions

Services

  • Signature services
  • Standard services
  • Support services
  • Visibility services
  • Knowledge center