Olympus Corporation of the Americas

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Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • There are some highly talented people here, lots of good people to collaborate with at all levels (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • You really can't give advice to upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • The lack of support, training, R&D, disruptive product development delays and lack of respect are common and your only option is to "deal with it" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    I love this company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Specialist in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Fleet Specialist in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Olympus is an exceptional place to work. The strive for excellence in their products and services. The Olympus family (what the employees called themselves) are friendly, world class professionals in every area. Their offices are immaculate. They offer a great benefits package. I was employed with them for 34 very happy and productive years.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at Olympus.


  2. Associate sales rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits

    Cons

    Cut throat work environment with long hours

    Advice to Management

    Develope your talent in house and have more organized game plans


  3. Territory Manager Energy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, better than average pay

    Cons

    Going through infrastructure changes, Japanese run company that doesn't react fast to changes

    Advice to Management

    Be vocal to upper management about issues in the field


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stuck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Center Valley, PA

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits package, cafeteria on site, company events

    Cons

    No room for growth in house, budget cuts and hiring freezes that cause burnt out and overworked employees

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the needs of your team. Don't just pretend and give false hope.


  6. Senior Product Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southborough, MA

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management. Very clear career direction and clear opportunity for growth. I felt like a very valued employee

    Cons

    Work/life balance wasn't a great fit, as with many corporate cultures. Provided the tools to do work from home but it was highly frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater flexibility in hours and in working from home for a more fulfilling work life balance to get more work from employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sales oriented, medical device company.

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

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Olympus offers competitive pay, good benefits, room for growth. The medical device business is an industry leader that is seeing record numbers.

    Cons

    Little room for growth in non-sales oriented positions. The company is basically sales and marketing. Hardly anything is developed in the states.

    Advice to Management

    OCA is more than just sales support.


  8. Technical Support Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Level I in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Level I in Center Valley, PA

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and the benefits were fine. Breakfast in Cafe was good (that's about it)

    Cons

    Hours of being part of the help desk just suck. Only have 25 total help desk engineers but have 7 managers. No idea who runs what. Managers are never available and will lie to your face. No chance for promotion within or out because it's so hard to find people that want to do that mindless work. Finally got rid of one of the main managers who just had no clue what was going on. In the same room for 2 years and I think he talked to me twice. just no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your people and actually try to promote your people who actually don't want to be stuck in a dead-end job (which that is)


  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company and department looks great from the outside.

    Cons

    Very dysfunctional processes. Sales Driven not marketing driven company.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how best to develop and protect your number one investment


  10. Helpful (2)

    Money is good, but that is about the only good thing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Center Valley, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Olympus pays corporate employees at or above market rates and the bonus plan extends down to hourly employees. Other than pay, employees are replaceable cogs.

    Cons

    Te company is chronically understaffed with a high turn over rate and the bureaucracy involved in replacing an employee along with the lengthy interview process makes for many very long work weeks. A 50+ hour week isn't an exception, it is normal. Management is clueless and will flat-out lie to employees about opportunities and advancement. Also, unless an employee receives a real or "made-up" promotion, you will lose money every year based on cost-of-living since the budget is set by the home office in Japan and no amount of effort will get you more than 2-3 percent.

    Oh yeah, never mind the accounting irregularities or hiding the fact that your medical devices might be spreading deadly super-bugs to patients. Please move along. Nothing to see here.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within the organization and recognize the contributions of individuals. The focus of management is the benefit management and managing to the short-term numbers, sometimes to the detriment of the business, to secure this year's bonus.


  11. Friendly atmosphere with room to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The facility is beautiful and love the cafeteria! Work was OK and there was definite room to change departments and grow as an employee.

    Cons

    It was very micro-managed.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do their jobs and not hoover over them as closely.



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