On a Roll: Zebra Named a “World’s Best Employer” by Forbes

New honor comes on the heels of strong Q3 earnings, Forbes Global 2000 Ranking

Forbes 2019 World`s Best Employers Global 2000 logo
by Olivier Leonetti
November 04, 2019

What a quarter it has been at Zebra. What a year, really.

If you’ve been following the Zebra Your Edge Blog since we launched in March, you know what I mean.

We’ve launched several new hardware and software solutions, celebrated several customer successes and joined a host of industry leaders in collaborative, thought-provoking discussions about the state of global industries and the opportunities ahead.

As if that hasn’t kept us busy enough, we also launched two new Zebra Inclusion Networks as part of our renewed commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, introduced an enhanced Benefits program, expanded our Corporate Social Responsibility program website and extended our community outreach efforts. We know the strength of our culture and our surrounding communities contributes to the prosperity of our company and our employees.

In fact, it is our outstanding culture that just landed Zebra to Forbes’ 2019 “World’s Best Employers” list at #166.

Growth without Compromise

As I mentioned in my recent podcast with CMO Jeff Schmitz, I believe that Zebra’s primary differentiator as a company is its culture. We invest just as heavily in our people as we do our customers and products. They are the ones who develop and deliver the solutions that empower our customers to capture their edge in competitive markets. It is to our employees’ credit that Zebra continues to grow as a company and climb in the rankings of lists such as the Forbes Global 2000.

That is why we remain so focused on operational discipline and cost efficiencies, as Anders spoke about on our Q3 2019 earnings call last week. We want to be positioned to drive profitable growth without compromising investments in our organic growth and in our employees. We want to recruit and retain the top talent in the world so that we can continue to deliver the results that our customers, partners and shareholders expect. The results you see in this image below:

Infographic outlining key highlights of Zebra`s Q3 earnings call


As you look back at Zebra’s track record and analyze the financial success that we’re experiencing right now, know that the collective intelligence, skill and creativity of our global workforce is what has enabled Zebra to successfully diversify its business over the last 50 years. And rest assured that we will continue to invest in our people, especially as we consider Zebra’s potential trajectory and the opportunities that exist for the future.

It would be fantastic if we could look back at this very blog 50 years from now and say: “Wow, Zebra is still going strong, and it’s due to the culture we created!” And I think the foundation we’ve built over the last 50 years – along with the initiatives we’re implementing today to adapt our benefits programs, ensure greater Inclusion and Diversity and make room for greater creativity and personal growth – will help us meet that next milestone as a company.


Editor’s Note:

If you missed our Q3 earnings call, you can listen to the replay here. Also be sure to check out these related Your Edge blogs and podcasts:

Olivier Leonetti
Olivier Leonetti joined Zebra as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial and executive leadership roles.
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