Zebra Tops Its Category on Fast Company’s 2023 List of Best Workplaces for Innovators

Zebra ranks #1 in large companies’ category and fifth among 100 best workplaces for embracing innovation

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – July 11, 2023 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets, and people, today announced it ranks #1 in the large companies (1000+ employees) category on Fast Company’s fifth annual list of Best Workplaces for Innovators. Zebra is also fifth on the overall list – moving up from its #47 ranking last year – which honors organizations and businesses that demonstrate an inspiring commitment to encourage and develop innovation at all levels.

“We are excited to receive this recognition as it reflects our commitment to creating an environment where innovation flourishes,” said Jeff Schmitz, Chief People Officer, Zebra Technologies. “Our people continue to be our greatest asset and by bringing diverse people and ideas together, we are making a positive impact on our employees, customers, partners and the communities we serve.”

Zebra employees are creating tomorrow together, developing solutions that make work more rewarding, efficient and sustainable. Zebra invests approximately 10% of its sales in research and development to continue advancing innovation and has over 6600 U.S. and international patents issued and pending. Zebra provides employees with the opportunity to continually learn, grow, and give back to the communities we operate in while bringing innovative solutions to our customers around the world.

Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including entertainment, biotech, consumer packaged goods, marketing, education, healthcare, and many more. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers collaborated together to score nearly 1,000 submissions, and a panel of eight distinguished judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2023 awards feature workplaces from around the world.

"Innovation is a global priority, and this year's list has a decidedly international flavor,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.

To see the complete list, go to https://www.fastcompany.com/best-workplaces-for-innovators/list.


  • Zebra Technologies ranked #1 on Fast Company’s 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators in the large companies’ category.
  • Zebra also ranked #5 among the 100 best workplaces embracing innovation in 2023.
  • Zebra gives every employee the opportunity to innovate and define their path while building a fulfilling career and making a positive impact on their communities.




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Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) helps organizations monitor, anticipate, and accelerate workflows by empowering their frontline and ensuring that everyone and everything is visible, connected and fully optimized. Our award-winning portfolio spans software to innovations in robotics, machine vision, automation and digital decisioning, all backed by a +50-year legacy in scanning, track-and-trace and mobile computing solutions. With an ecosystem of 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra’s customers include over 80% of the Fortune 500. Newsweek recently recognized Zebra as one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and we are on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.

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