Topcon Medical Systems

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Good while it lasted

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Topcon Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There is minimal micro managing and a lot of creative freedom.

The facilities are large and in a beautiful location. (Nearby gym membership is subsidized)

There are bonus opportunities.

Many good people working there.

Cons

Annual downsizing has been the trend in recent years and unfortunately seniority and work performance are not considered in the decision making process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Gain a deeper understanding of employee performance and growth.

Invest more into the software sector and you will see greater gains.

6 Other Employee Reviews for Topcon Medical Systems (View Most Recent)

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    care about their employees, but lack of motivation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biomedical Research Scientist in Oakland, NJ
    Current Employee - Biomedical Research Scientist in Oakland, NJ

    I have been working at Topcon Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    they have good health care and other benifit for employees, they have a relavant relaxing air, and good relationship in between employees and managers

    Cons

    not much innovation or motivation, lack of personal recognition

    Recommends
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    Human exploitation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Oakland, NJ

    I worked at Topcon Medical Systems

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology;
    Reasonable benefits;
    Some good people still working there

    Cons

    Poor technical support due to management's failure to understand technical demands.
    Very low pay compared to industry average;
    No career growth, unless you talk your way through rather than do even outstanding work;
    Lack of recognition for hardworking & dedicated people;
    Company is in large driven by the sales dept. and they earn the most. Engineering, tech support and production are not allowed to provide any direction in even technical matters, unless sales approves;
    Company is very political, and with a top->down approach;
    Employees are exploited and if they try to discuss problems that bother them, ultimately they're marked for elimination - everyone is very expandable;
    Most good technical talent has already left or is planning to leave soon.
    Human Resources is management's extension and cannot be trusted in reporting any problems.
    Gossip shapes employees reputation, not their actual achievements that benefit company and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current management will not appreciate nor understand any advice. For years they've been worrying only about coping with picking up support calls, not understanding anything required to resolve those calls. You cannot manage people in technical teams properly unless you have enough technical skill to understand their daily work demand, and only then you can successfully understand boundaries and create appropriate strategies. Reports and statistics are only as good as the people doing them, and in Topcon, some people in operations and management responsible for reporting technical progress do very dry statistics that don't reflect reality which includes dynamic changes and human factor. Management is so withdrawn and above everyone, they cannot learn to recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual employees to properly utilize them. Management doesn't care to investigate any controversial claims, but take for granted what the hear and label employees based on limited contact and gossip. Some managers are known to place blame for their incompetence on their subordinates (finding scapegoats).

    Doesn't Recommend
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