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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Overview

Center Valley, PA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
Health Care
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Olympus’ history of innovation and service to humanity go back nearly 100 years, when our company founders in Tokyo introduced our first product, a microscope, in 1920. Since then Olympus has become a global technology leader contributing to society by making ... Read more

Mission: Olympus strives to contribute to society by making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

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  • How do you spend your weekends? Olympus Mexico colleagues spent one Saturday morning making a difference in the lives of the the children at Aldeas SOS, a local orphanage in Mexico City. Employees taught the children about the importance of dreaming and together they created a "Mural of Dreams" for 2017.

  • Employees received a sweet reminder today! Olympus' Double your Dollars for Charity program allows employees to show their favorite charity some extra "love" by matching their donation.

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Olympus Corporation of the Americas – Why Work For Us?

Olympus is a world-renowned precision technology leader creating innovative solutions in medical equipment, scientific solutions and consumer products. We strive to play an integral role in contributing to society and helping people around the world lead safer, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Everything we do is a reflection of that mission, and we view our relationship with and commitment to our employees with the same passion.

At Olympus, we recognize that employees play the biggest part in our success. We are committed to providing ongoing staff development and training as well as the skills and tools employees need to work efficiently and effectively. 

Please visit our Job Search page to learn more about exciting and rewarding career opportunities at Olympus.

Please visit our Job Search page to learn more about exciting and rewarding career opportunities at Olympus.

“In July 2013, I became the first intern for the Medical Systems Group. I helped Product Managers in Core Gastroenterology, EndoTherapy, Cleaning and Disinfection, and Respiratory Marketing with critical projects. After the program, I applied for a Respiratory position and gained employment with Olympus two months before graduation. As a current Associate Product Manager now in Respiratory Marketing, Olympus has allowed me to flourish and make a difference in the lives of my co-workers, customers, and patients who suffer from lung disease.”

~ Ariel Merkt, Associate Product Manager, Core Respiratory EndoTherapy Devices


"Becoming an Olympus employee was one of the greatest opportunities to come my way after a 20-year career with a large pharmaceutical company. Upon starting, I was very pleased to learn about the great healthcare benefits and special wellness programs offered by Olympus. In addition, I noted the “atmosphere” and how much the Company cares for its employees. It is wonderful to find a company with such dedication to creating a positive and balanced environment for its employees."

~ Helen E. Yanovitch, Graphic Designer III - Marcom & Advertising


"In addition to Olympus' active involvement in the community and its emphasis on building products which enhance people's lives every day, I personally enjoy working at Olympus for the various opportunities available. Olympus is more than supportive and encourages employees to be involved with initiatives about which they are passionate, including helping to develop a corporate diversity and inclusion initiative."

~ Jim Rommens, Project Manager - ITS

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    Former Employee - Intern in Center Valley, PA
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    Olympus treats their interns like normal employees, and people will go out of their way to introduce themselves to you if they have not met you before. Another great thing I found was that on your first day, you will be thrown right into the work and taken to meetings. I loved having the opportunity to go to almost every meeting my department had and meet people from other departments. I was also given numerous tasks without constant supervision, which allowed me to learn even more during my time there.


    Olympus does not have many opportunities for further employment after the internship ends. Their number of entry-level jobs are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Add more opportunities for interns to stay at your company, especially if they prove to be a asset to your company.

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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Photos

Olympus Corporation of the Americas photo of: In honor of Black History Month Olympus employees attended an educational event that celebrated the accomplishments of black Americans.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas photo of: Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Rooster and our Asian Colleague Affinity Network celebrated by showing various Asian displays and sharing custom dessert with the employees.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas photo of: National Go Red for Women Day gets two thumbs up! Olympus employees are showing their support and participating in cardiovascular disease awareness events.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas photo of: The Olympus LGBT Colleague Affinity Network emphasized its commitment to creating a safe and inclusive work environment by hosting a "Be an Ally" campaign.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas photo of: These adorable future engineers and doctors spent the morning learning about science careers and the newest medical technologies at our Center Valley, Pa. Medical Learning Center.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas photo of: Science selfies! A group of elementary students stopped by Olympus in Center Valley to learn more about STEM careers and medical technologies.
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southborough, MA
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Olympus Corporation of the Americas (Southborough, MA) in December 2016.


    30 minute phone interview with corporate HR rep. She was very nice but did not know much about the program or anything site specific. Mostly just asked about content of resume. Moved on to 45 minute in person interview with three people from different functions (supposed to interview with 4, one of which went through the program but she cancelled at the last second). Went on to final in person interview with the president of the company and one of the functional directors followed by a 15 minute presentation to all interviewers. Everybody was very kind, but communication was very poor. For example, they never told me who I would be interviewing with, even when explicitly asked (helps for interview prep), and they sent contradicting information about the presentation, one source saying it was 5 minutes, the other source saying it was 15 minutes. I asked them three times what the actual length was and received no response, so I had to prepare two presentations.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Olympus surgical technologies of america? (They wanted specifics on their subsidiary.   Answer Question
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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Supplier Award, Edmund Optics, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Morning Call, 2015
  • Top Workplaces 2014, The Morning Call, 2014
  • Top Workplaces 2014, The Morning Call, 2014
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