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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Olympus Corporation of the Americas President and CEO Nacho Abia
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Pros
  • Professionalism / Salary / Benefits / Decent Work/Life Balance / Fun, positive and productive atmosphere (in 28 reviews)

  • Good compensation, Good Benefits, Company does not micro manage (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • The culture of upper management is not dynamic (in 18 reviews)

  • Advancement is limited in administrative positions, they are working on work/life balance but it is not quite there yet (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Progressive Company with Bright Future and Solid Past"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative leadership, progressive product line, solid brand reputation

    Cons

    Slow to innovate but when products launch they are solid.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for GLOBAL innovation to maximize efficiencies, not just regional needs. Keep pushing the envelope.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting vacation, casual work environment

    Cons

    Health benefits are not that good, dress code is up to your manager, 98% of the departments can wear jeans everyday, 2% can't.


  3. "Senior Operations Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Coordinator in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Coordinator in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love just about everything at Olympus, from Salary to benefits!

    Cons

    I would like a bit more flexibility in my schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Once a benefit is offered to one group, please make sure its available to all groups

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas Response

    Apr 21, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you love your work at Olympus.


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  5. "Fantastic Progressive Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to change to keep up with corporate progressive trends in order to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    Very difficult to do business with due to old habits.

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on board with progressive change and do it quickly. No result-less meetings.

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas Response

    Apr 14, 2017 – Human Resources

    Innovation is a cornerstone of the Olympus culture. By quickly identifying and adapting to progressive trends, we are able to offer our employees and our customers a more fulfilling experience.


  6. "Work-Life INtegration at its Finest!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Olympus is on the rise: lots of growth, lots of new projects, tons of interesting work and opportunities. Upper management really listens to employee feedback and has been making positive changes. Culture is changing. Colleague Affinity Networks (we call them CANs) have been able to create change to policies and make the employee experience much more engaging. Our women's network celebrated every Wednesday the entire month of March - educating employees on the History of Women and kept it fun and interesting. Just yesterday they hosted an 'end of fiscal year pampering event'. Do other companies do this?

    The company recently introduced a new benefit - INtegrated Schedule Options - if you want to work from home 1 or 2 days a week or change your hourly schedule to accommodate a personal need - we now have a policy in place to do so and the best part is- IT DOESN'T REPLACE COMMON SENSE FLEXIBILITY and it applies to both exempt and non-exempt positions. It is an employee driven - so educate yourself and apply for this benefit!

    Some sites include day care, gym/fitness classes, cafeteria, etc.

    Cons

    Some of the processes and practices are behind the times, but they are making changes to this slowly, but surely. As with any company there are a few old school managers, but our top-executives are progressive - so it works out to be a great balance of leadership styles.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation practices should be reviewed and updated. Old school management styles might bring down employee morale in certain departments. Offer some focus group discussions. Keep on keeping on. The improvements we have made this last two years have been amazing!

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your honest feedback. We are constantly working to improve our internal processes as Olympus encourages innovation - both through our products and our culture.


  7. "Excellent Place to work. Great Culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism / Salary / Benefits / Decent Work/Life Balance / Fun, positive and productive atmosphere.

    Cons

    The food service in the cafeteria in the building.


  8. "Olympus BP top notch"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean productive atmosphere, above average pay, diverse. Enjoy the perks of working for a large company but don't feel like your lost in the shuffle of big business.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited in administrative positions, they are working on work/life balance but it is not quite there yet

    Advice to Management

    More administrative advancement opportunities

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Human Resources

    We will take your feedback into consideration and encourage you look for opportunities for advancement at olympusamerica.com/careers.


  9. "Glad to be part of Olympus!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus Corporation of the Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company values. Focus on employee needs. Work-life balance focus. Location. Request employee feedback. Opportunity for growth. People!

    Cons

    Departments tend to work in silos. Open workspace areas are distracting. Inconsistent pay grades. Concern for employment security.


  10. "Best Place to Perform"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work , beautiful work environment, great work life balance. Olympus gives back to the community in so many ways and encourages the work staff to do the same . They even allow the work force to donate 2 days of their work day to helping the events of the communities ( food banks, habitat for humanity etc ) Pay and benefits good, Monday to Friday is your typical work week.

    Cons

    Not enough open positions for everyone !


  11. "One of the best in the valley"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Olympus is a multicultural workplace with a very diverse product and services lineup. They value hard work and a person can be quite successful here if they are willing to put forth the effort. Having said that, they also value a healthy work / life balance, and have several initiatives in progress to help enhance that value.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, there can be stress and disappointments at times, and management is not always receptive to issues and/or ideas that do not reflect what they are expecting. This, however, is offset if you do your homework and bring them not only the issue, but the proposed solution, which usually gets much better reception.

    Advice to Management

    When planning projects or changes to the Companies processes, bring in the people who will be the end users during the planning stages, not after the process or project is near finalization. The end users will normally have a much better idea of whether a process will work for it's intended purpose.

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your review of Olympus. We believe there are many advantages to helping employees create a healthy work/life balance and are happy to hear you find it beneficial. Olympus is ... More


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