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Territory Manager (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNSeptember 23, 2014
Product Specialist, specialize in orthopedic and neurosurgery medical equipment. Market to hospitals, physicians, and orthotists. Responsible for obtaining new accounts, while developing current business relationships. Educate medical staff on placement of halos and cervical collars. Instruct doctors during surgery.
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Advancement is limited to a homogenous group, and education and communication are an afterthought for career growth
RA Technician (Former Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 16, 2014
Have to be very patient dealing with the internal politics and policies enforced by Olympus. Management needs to be open to newer ideas and the ever changing culture outside of Olympus. Coworkers understand that growth is limited and education and communication are not priorities when considering employees for career growth.
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Good compensation and benefits
Manager, Technical Training (Former Employee), Center Valley, PAJuly 28, 2014
Overall, opportunities provided and were good. Changes in management and divisions were more frequent.
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Lack of Interest and Investment in the Microscopy Business
Microscopy Representative (Current Employee), Center Valley, PAJune 15, 2014
Pros: benifits and pay are decent compared to the competition
Cons: product is old and the infrastructure is so old it's hard to do business.
Olympus has failed to invest in new products for the Microscopy business causing it to loose market share to more innovative competitors.
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A global leading supplier of medical visualization and energy
Supervisor, Financial Contract Adminstration (Current Employee), Maple Grove, MN 55446October 7, 2013
An outstanding opportunity to work and grow with this company for the past seven years.
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More politics than D.C.
Project Leader (Current Employee), Center Valley, PASeptember 25, 2013
Pros: close to home
Cons: low pay
I love my position and I love the people I work with. The organization is doing it's best to improve morale after a tough couple of years, however the mentality of many Sr. Management remains the same.
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Territory Manager (Current Employee), Columbus, OHSeptember 12, 2013
Excellent company with top tier products

Competitively priced with reasonable GPO coverage
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Excellent company, one of the very best I have been associated with.
Sr. Sales Representative (Former Employee), Regional based, Cincinnati, OHJuly 3, 2013
I would do this over again if possible. Unfortunately the company made some political moves with the US based sales force which changed the functional operation of the group. This was disastrous for the sales and a poor result for the parent company. Original management was very committed and involved, excellent group.
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Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Melville, NYApril 7, 2013
Pros: long term satisfaction
Solid company. Diversified role including marketing, PM and Business Development.
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Olympus is a great company
Territory Account Manager (Former Employee), Central OrlandoMarch 1, 2013
Pros: commission only
Very grateful for the experience and to work for a top notch company-
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Middle of the road sales company. I would prefer the other 2 big Co's.
Surgical Energy Territory Manager (Former Employee), Center Valley, PAFebruary 27, 2013
Decent place to work. Had a rough time with a micro managing boss, but the people, products, and quality of the product were fantastic. If there wasn't so many changes and restructuring going on, the company might be able to compete with J and J and Covidien.
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Successful fuun enviornment to work
Shipping/Receiving Clerk (Former Employee), Lombard, ILJanuary 6, 2013
Pros: great pay, great hours, great managers
Working with Olympus America, I learned a lot in respects to administrative duties and procedures. They set up a very flexible work schedule and management was perfect in ensuring your comfortability as well as knowledge of your assigned responsibilities. Company produced a laid back environment in which you were encouraged to learn more and truly operate – more... as a team. – less
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Great Company to work for
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Dallas, TXOctober 28, 2012
Pros: team building games with management & co-workers, benefits & pay
Cons: stressfull due to the micro-managing the managers/supervisers had to do
Great benefits & pay, very hard & mentally challenging but overall was a great job.
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Sr. Product Manager (Former Employee), Memphis, TNSeptember 7, 2012
Pros: diverse, focus on sales, commitment to developing new products
Cons: politics, average compensation and small increases
Because it's a Japanese company, the work tends to be broken down into compartments. Over time you can find yourself good at one thing, but in a market that prizes diversity, that isn't good for long-term prospects. The reward though is that the Japanese will keep you throughout your career. So, you can join the company and possibly stay there for your – more... career...if you are in one of the divisions overseas.
In the US, the divisions are somewhat typical - it can come down to who you know and how well connected those people are.
Also, the yearly increases are small on the corporate side.

On the plus side, if you are considering sales, you can do well and be well-compensated, and if you decide to go to the corporate side you can weather most layoffs because Olympus, like many companies prizes sales experience highly, even if you aren't a top performer in the corporate environment.

Overall, Olympus is an average company to work for.
Go in with your eyes open, and insist on a growth plan in writing. Change around jobs every few years to keep yourself marketable and if you are incompetent, learn the political landscape! It could save you.

So...Pros
- If you are in sales or politically connected you can do well and make Olympus a long term career
- It's a diverse company so you have the opportunity to move around if you can get a good manager that will lay out a written growth plan.

Cons
- average to sub-par on compensation compared to other companies
- In the US anyway, politics can override talent – less
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Productive and fun workplace
Service Technician (Current Employee), Saint Louis, MOAugust 27, 2012
Excellent benefits and work hours to balance career and family.
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Great Place to work!
Senior Manager, Operations (Former Employee), Melville, NYJuly 2, 2012
Pros: great hq
Cons: pa!
OK - they moved to PA.
But if you are looking for a position with a company, that not only encourages innovation but rewards those efforts as well, then this is the company.

About Olympus America

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