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Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "Under-managers were tasked to do the dirty work while senior management remained aloof and distant" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Little room for career development this needs to be addressed" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical Applications Specialist - ultrasound"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility is key in this career. All my colleagues are great to work with. Working for such a large company provides many benefits to organization of our day to day work.

    Cons

    The travel can get tireless at times, but when you sign up for a sales support role you should expect this. Scheduling can become difficult as far as trying to get ahold of different hospitals to schedule training sessions.

    Advice to Management

    I think they do a really great job. We have had a shift in management in the last couple years and I feel that positive changes have been implemented. Communication is key from management to staff, and I think they just need to continue informing of changes and regulations.


  2. "competitive industrial landscape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - industrial standard benefit
    - friendly work environment

    Cons

    - communication with headquarter not easy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's okay"

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    Former Employee - Customer Representative in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Representative in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olympus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome workmates and free fruit in the mornings. Lots of snow days and you can work from home

    Cons

    People higher at the ladder feels very disconnected


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Leadership is Micromanaging and Intimidating"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Olympus full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation policy; Good 401K; Bonuses for all

    Cons

    Senior Executives are micromanaging and intimidating; Culture is not consistent with corporate values of integrity and unity.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to do their jobs, rather than directing their every move, Show respect, truly listen to employees , and act on their suggestions.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management all around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olympus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Bright modern facility.

    Cons

    Managers in the Waltham facility are corporate robots. There are several Managers that tend to micro manage their employees and not let them do the job they are hired for .

    Advice to Management

    Management in the Waltham facility is very poor. There are certain Managers in the Commercial Operations group in particular that upper Management really should pay closer attention to as their turnover rate in this department is startling. If you are not part of "their " club you will NOT advance in this company. I would not recommend working for this company at all.


  6. "Be Careful"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus full-time

    Pros

    Products & Other Sales reps

    Cons

    Benefits, managers, management, compensation, bonuses, lack of knowledge from managers about compensation & training, lack of transparency with compensation/training, management not backing their reps

    Advice to Management

    take a good look in the mirror and try to follow the core values of integrity,empathy, long-term view, agility and unity - these core values should have our customers & our own people in mind.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olympus full-time

    Pros

    none whatsoever. management is clueless

    Cons

    everything. worst managers, clueless people

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Olympus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Medical Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

    Cons

    Management, Lack of vision, lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Olympus ran Everest, Gyrus, ACMI into the toilet.


  9. "A few years at Olympus America Inc Service Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Olympus full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues
    Good work-life balance for non-technician roles
    Standard benefit package

    Cons

    Poor pay
    No room for growth
    Senior management is aloof and doesn't thank junior staff who perform the work
    No consistency in direction (constant internal reorganizations and team reshuffling)
    Rigidity to process changes (insistence on doing things the same way even when it's inefficient)

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with respect
    Be honest and open
    Transparency matters


  10. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Olympus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a large territory so it was good for experience

    Cons

    Compensation ok, not great. Over worked