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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Olympus Corporation of the Americas President and CEO Nacho Abia
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Pros
  • Olympus respects work life balance and supports employees in all aspects which motivates the employees to be more productive (in 24 reviews)

  • Great people and culture along with rewarding opportunities (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Exciting work...not exciting pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technical work and super smart coworkers. I've learned a ton from the people I work with and there is a culture of innovation and creativity

    Cons

    Salary. Plain and simple...there are so many engineering companies in the Boston area with great benefits/salary that it is a little frustrating to feel as though the company is not keeping up

    Advice to Management

    Add more incentives (i.e. bonus, etc)...Reward good work and exceeding expectations with more than just a 3% raise every year


  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and benefits, competitive salary

    Cons

    Too many changes in leadership


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  5. "State College Site"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people and products at the State College facility. Clean and friendly atmosphere. This location makes good profits for Olympus.

    Cons

    Since it is a satellite location, there is not enough attention given to health care benefits. Employees struggle to find in network providers and get claims paid.

    Advice to Management

    Put some effort into setting up health benefits at the satellite locations.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture along with rewarding opportunities. Additionally, ability to work globally on technically challenging projects is an exciting opportunity at Olympus.

    Cons

    Local Olympus facilities are very lean and the employees wear many hats which to some people presents itself as a strong opportunity, if you are looking to diversify and strengthen your skill set then Olympus is a place for you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Self-destructive and scandal ridden"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Waltham, MA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a large employer for the Lehigh Valley. This helped an economically depressed area needing a recovery. You get a discount on the consumer cameras.

    Cons

    With a parade of financial malfeasance, criminal activity and harmful product scandals, there had to be a U.S. Justice Department settlement made and a Federal monitor onsite to keep an eye on management. The health insurance has declined and people are really told that this is standard.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more ethic training taken by senior managers that is yearly and also monitored.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get OR experience. Sales people are generally good people. They have good technology. Have 80 percent market share in flexible scopes. If top producer can be very lucrative.

    Cons

    Culture is absolutely terrible. Each business unit is out for themselves and do not work well together. Managers are a joke with now real good coaching. Training is pretty much nonexistent. You really need to make friends with tenured reps to get your questions answered. It is difficult to get equipment for a trial. There is a ton of busy work on the computer that takes you out of the territory at least two days a week. They do not promote from within. They tend to go outside of the company to fill positions. They want to have two people in a region on a plan at all times. The salary is only 40k a year. Way below average for med device sales.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. You are loosing a lot of good talent. Treat people with respect. Invest in training and promote from within.


  9. "Corporate EHS & Compliance Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate EHS, Product Compliance Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate EHS, Product Compliance Engineer in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Technical skills valued, diverse workforce, desire to improve and strengthen products.

    Cons

    New product development has lagged in recent years, but new leadership is in-place and emphasis is increasing on cross-functional collaboration and strong project leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Be visible. Show you care. Promote leaders who collaborate to support the business - regardless of their current level or function.

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – Product Management

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your advice as we continually develop ourselves and our teams. One of our goals as an employer is to create an experience that is both enjoyable and ... More


  10. "Overall a good company with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot'so of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The benefits are on the decline


  11. "Corporate yet caring"

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

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

    Pros

    -Work environment
    -Friendly co-workers
    -Room for development
    -Contact time with managers
    -Cross-functionality
    -Great Holiday schedule
    -Sense of accomplishment and pride in meaningful work

    Cons

    -Inefficient processes/systems
    -Lack of uniform awareness on initiatives, projects, etc. within Business Groups
    -International basis of company creates inefficiencies in business and sometimes makes it difficult to understand policies and procedures



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