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Really! Not a better place to work!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Regional Sales Vice President  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Regional Sales Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

Pros

All parties are interested in helping to ensure your max potential and you have the tools to do so.

Cons

Healthcare market is the most challenging especially with contracts and compliance issues. Infrastructure is added to seemly "willy nilly". Many people new who do not contribute to field success. Areas such as Marketing need to first look at the needs of sales, not the next meeting they need to attend.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay the course!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Olympus

  1.  

    Great Place...if you're in upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    Pros

    Bonus opportunity
    generous time off and sick pay

    Cons

    No recognition
    Company cares more about management than worker bees
    Bad work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some credit to your employees! Take as much interest in them as you do you products and you will see a huge difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Olympus America Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively low stress work environment
    Allows hourly workers to work overtime, not required
    Relatively family friendly, especially compared to high tech firms
    Core products in medical devices are good and market share is strong

    Cons

    Management is poorly run from top down and throughout, see news stories about scandals and how they were handled. Management has trouble making decisions, does not follow through on plans. Company does not assist employees with career development, offers few options. There's a difference between frugal and cheap. Frugal is selective but still willing to spend on things worthwhile. Cheap doesn't want to spend any money, afraid to make a mistake. They don't know how to recognize a good investment from a waste of money, so they just say "No." Cheap is the culture at Olympus. The Olympus culture does not encourage intelligent or original thinking. They are not entrepreneurial. Information systems are outdated. Communication is opaque at best. Management is remote and detached, direction is rarely explained or understood by employees, changes frequently. The company touts kaizen as part of its culture, however, they practice the art of denial and cover up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture, communicate more effectively. Invest in employees. Reduce layers of management. Clean house in Information Systems management, hire execs with up to date understanding of systems and technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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