Olympus Corporation of the Americas

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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
110 Reviews
2.6
110 Reviews
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Karl Watanabe
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Review Highlights

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

  • The workers are all great people who want to get the job done and are committed to the companies success (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is more concerned with medical product success than consumer goods (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management has no clue about the imaging business (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with management cares about both work and home life. Have awesome benefits

    Cons

    It does not pay that much
    not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thoughtful, caring company

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, community involvement, almost no company politics, intelligent leaders, high quality products

    Cons

    Not as integrated into the global company's R&D as would benefit the success of the Americas business, Japanese leaders placed in American positions may not lead as strongly as the Americas business requires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more value on the investments you have already made and their ability to bring long term value to the company. This includes assets both tangible and intangible, employees and reputation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company, especially for the Lehigh Valley

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good, hardworking people. Community involvement, volunteerism promoted. The products really do help save lives.

    Cons

    Behind the times, still using Lotus Notes, too many approvals required for everything!!! Many decisions are made by Tokyo. Company prides itself on long hours. Those who don't work long hours, don't move up or get recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something with the information you learn in employee surveys! Get rid of the bureaucracy, and give people more work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good so far

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

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

    Pros

    I have an excellent manager so I can't complain. Compensation is pretty good and work life balance is good.

    Cons

    The product is old compared to the competition so it can be a challenge to sell. Not the most innovative of companies but there is some signs of improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow-moving company with outdated systems and little training or support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    competitive pay and clean bathrooms

    Cons

    900+ employees at the center valley office. if you want to feel like a nameless body occupying a cube, this is the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The job description completely oversold the company and the requirements of the position. It's like the company lies to get qualified people to join. There is no sense of a common goal or office culture. There is no support or training offered. I cannot wait to find a decent workplace again and give notice. It's hard to believe places like Olympus still exist and think they can run their offices this way..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Technical Trainer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer in Largo, FL

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

    Pros

    I actually felt a feeling of "family" with this company, at least in the beginning. I worked in the field as a Technical Trainer, and working with my colleagues onsite really felt like teamwork. As time went on, budget restraints minimized that somewhat, but enjoyed working with both my company cohorts, and our clients in the field.

    Cons

    Management was often inept on many levels, sometimes with their own company policy. My position offered no opportunities for advancement. Life-work balance was virtually nonexistent as much as I was on the road. There was a huge gap in what happened at corporate versus what went on in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out in the field to educate yourselves on what is going on in the field. Keep up with the trends in the industry as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Average pay, no concern for the people. They will lay you off just to rearrange facilities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repair Technician Biomedical Equipment in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Repair Technician Biomedical Equipment in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training, descent pay. Management is ad hoc; in that they hire and fire very readily in higher management positions. You may have been with the company 25 years and be laid off with little or no warning.

    Cons

    Expect too much lean manufacturing/5S quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise having living expense money saved up, as you never know when they will arbitrarily send your job to the West Coast to another repair facility without any warning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is a very good place to work for as far I am concerned.

    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Steady pay. so, so benefits ot when offered I would recommend it to any one.

    Cons

    Over all it is pretty good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

  10.  

    Company can be "clicky" to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Center Valley, PA

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly workers in various departments. Nice atmosphere as building is modern and fairly new. Cutting Edge medical technology and progressive scientific staff.

    Cons

    Some of the HR Dept. is very dicey.... had a form of harassment from a co-worker that I was promised would end, but in the end, I ended up leaving as the HR Dept. began to look the other way. Favoritism ran the gamut here. Camera technology is starting to loose ground with the advance of cell phones/tablets. Professional camera gear enthusiasts probably would still benefit, for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say "Equal Opportunity Employer"...... mean it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company changes for the worse over the years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Had great products and technology. Had a god reputation and service at one time.

    Cons

    They keep reducing commissions and benefits over time. Their ethics at corporate level were an issue when I worked there. Many leaders were involved in financial scandal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain quality reps and focus on ethics at highest level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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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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