Zebra starts layoffs, transition to China

Jun 4, 2009 Full story: Daily Herald 8

Lincolnshire-based Zebra Technologies Corp. is on target to lay off about 150 workers at its Vernon Hills manufacturing facility, including a first wave of 64 by July, as the company outsources its manufacturing to China.

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Joe Blow

Skokie, IL

#1 Jul 16, 2009
F*** this company. I hope China steals all their technology and they go to hell.
Joe Blow

Skokie, IL

#2 Jul 16, 2009
They are just another greedy American Company that will someday realize how bad a move this was and move everything back to the US. Good luck working with those short little Chinese F****
a burned employee

Tiverton, RI

#3 Oct 17, 2009
i worked at zebra tech in ri and it was the worst experience of my life!!!!!and i no how you feel.we made the company 90 million at end of qter then we got kick out. this is why americans dont want to work hard because this is how everyone gets treated at the end.i hope to god vern hills reads this. burn in hell.and those managers that work in ri what comes around goes around.
Good old days are gone

Waukegan, IL

#4 Nov 6, 2009
Totally agreed. Right after the outsourcing announcement, Zebra contracted 3rd party to survey employee satisfaction, my managers warned that all should provide positive feedback, since the company clearly knew who wrote what. I watch first hand how managers openly fight/play games against each other.
Terrible Management

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 2, 2009
I worked for Zebra years before the lay-offs. Yet, the same game-playing from manager to manager, department to department and division to division existed in rare form. Human Resources was notorious for their hypocrisy and vengence. Really, a difficult and sad professional experience.
Scopedog

Agoura Hills, CA

#6 Jan 3, 2014
Joe Blow wrote:
F*** this company. I hope China steals all their technology and they go to hell.
They are (stealing all the technology that is) and making crappy product in return. We've never experienced so much customer complaints as we have since moving manufacturing and assembly to the commies.
George

Agoura Hills, CA

#7 Jan 3, 2014
Terrible Management wrote:
I worked for Zebra years before the lay-offs. Yet, the same game-playing from manager to manager, department to department and division to division existed in rare form. Human Resources was notorious for their hypocrisy and vengence. Really, a difficult and sad professional experience.
Nothing has changed. Never go to HR with anything. It WILL get back to your manager.
imagetaker71

Denver, CO

#8 Jun 18, 2014
I left Zebra about 20 years ago to move to Colorado. Ed Kaplan was president of the company when I left and one of the nicest people I have ever worked for.

I never thought I would see the day that Zebra would layoff American workers and outsource jobs to China specially when we are trying to get jobs back to America.

Maybe someone should look into the REAL reason that this is happening.

I think I smell a Chinese Commie Rat.

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