Olympus Corporation of the Americas

  www.olympusamerica.com
  www.olympusamerica.com

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2400 Ringwood, Olympus Repair/Refurbishment Center
The Americas Headquarters was the first land purchase by Olympus in the US.
Employees at all levels are encouraged to voluteer hours that are matched with company financial donations to local organizations.

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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Reviews

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    Advice to device sales reps considering corporate opportunities

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    Former Employee - Various in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Various in Boston, MA

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality products and people overall. Committed, hard working culture. Working closely and well with healthcare providers is a priority. Field based positions more desirable (more freedom and better compensation) than corporate. Rewards performance in sales. Respected in field.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy and slow to change/innovate. Heavily governed by the legal departments and conservative in decision making. VERY process driven. Strong Japanese culture. Appearances and saving face very important in the corporate environment. Everyone is expected to work well over a 40 hour minimum per week.

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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Interviews

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014

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    Sales Representative Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Olympus Corporation of the Americas.

    Interview Details

    Not bad. They moved pretty quickly to come through with an offer. At first HR wanted to contact one of my employers who hadn't kept records more than 5 years back and it wasn't a position that was relevant to the one I was applying for so the hiring manager over road HR so that we could move forward.

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    They offered considerably more than my current position.
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Website www.olympusamerica.com
Headquarters Center Valley, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

The gadgetry gods at Olympus Corporation of the Americas have turned their focus from pictures of people to pictures of the parts of people. While the company is known to consumers for its digital cameras, binoculars, and other imaging products, its main revenue comes from endoscopes, microscopes, and other medical and diagnostic devices as well as life science testing and imaging systems. The company also markets audio recording equipment, specialty photo lenses, and other consumer electronic goods. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, established as Olympus America in... More

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