Browse Companies:

Working at Olympus America — Reviews by Employees

Learn what employees have to say about Olympus America pay, work/life balance, care potential, job security, and much more by reading our anonymous employee reviews.

Reviews of Jobs at Olympus America

3.5Rating Details
Category
Pay5
Respect4
Benefits4
Job Security1
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth3
Location3
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Orangeburg, NY — 01/28/2009

OSIA in Orangeburg was a good company to work for. The shareholders did not give the company enough time to reach it's full potential before they gave it back to OCA. Bottom line if you want job security go to the PA office. As you can see from previous post they aren't the brightest or the nicest bunch to work for.
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • MySpace  | 
  • Flag this Review
3.7Rating Details
Category
Pay5
Respect1
Benefits4
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth4
Location4
Co-Workers5
Work Environment4

From Center Valley, PA — 11/28/2008

Although my ratings are mostly positive on the individual items, that doesn't mean that working at Olympus is a great experience. Favoritism is rampant. If you're came down with the New York crew and are a somebody's pet, you're set. I wonder why some people had ultimatums to be in PA by a certain date, yet others (still) have not made the move. It's blatantly obvious that certain people got "deals" for this move, and others didn't. Why do some people get to work from home either occasionally, or even four or five days a week when everybody else has to be in the office every day? This is no exaggeration. Some of those people are conveniently classified as "field employees" when others doing the same job are not. I imagine management thinks we're all that naive?

Salary is decent. But - let this be known - if you were hired when the move was taking place or were on board in Long Island, you will make much more than if you're hired in PA now. Benefits are little more than a joke. You'd think a healthcare company would have upper level benefits. Management openly admitted in a meeting that they're at the 49th percentile. Way to go - let's just shoot for something right in the middle so employees really can't complain, and we can say we are offering average benefits to our employees.

Morale is way down. Why? It all rolls downhill. The president treats *most* of the employees like crap. He doesn't care about them. Again - favorites. Things like requesting the employees take the back hallway during the building dedication so we don't disturb his function...he had dignitaries there. He also requested the employees take a day off (using an FTO day) so parking can be freed up for his guests. What did he take from the employees this year?? Family day...turkey/Thanksgiving voucher (to save the expense and give to the food bank - more on this in a bit), and the holiday party. Now, while giving to the food bank may sound like a noble gesture, it's not because it's a nice thing to do - to help less fortunate people, but more like because it's a write-off. Now - I wouldn't gripe about this if expenses were being cut across the board, but they continue to roll out the red carpet for sales reps (even trainees), managers events, etc.

People who bust their butts to do a good job are not recognized, but those who kiss butt are promoted. Some managers do things like yell at subordinates in open office area - telling employees to "move your ass", etc - without reprimand.

The facility is nice, but it's sort of in the middle of nowhere. Actually, that works out for the president - because now he's got a bunch of captives. If there were more work in the area, people would be lining up to get OUT the door.

In a nutshell - I'm willing to bet that 80% of the people there would take another job at the same pay given another opportunity. I can't/won't recommend friends apply there.
If you're thinking about it, think again. What looks like a great company from the outside is much different inside.
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • MySpace  | 
  • Flag this Review
3.1Rating Details
Category
Pay3
Respect4
Benefits1
Job Security3
Work/Life Balance2
Career Growth3
Location4
Co-Workers4
Work Environment4

From Center Valley, PA — 08/05/2008

Pay: Basic for the area. Benefits: Not as good as they should be and also costly for such a large company. Work/life balance: Olympus pretends to care, not sure they really do. Location: cool nice scenery just of 78. Co worker competence: I do agree with the other poster that there is a lot of back stabbing and gossip which leads me to believe that most of the back stabbers are the incompetent people. They have to make up for their short comings. Olympus needs to invest wisely in improving the skills of there managers. I will say that my work environment is somewhat stress free.
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • MySpace  | 
  • Flag this Review
3.3Rating Details
Category
Pay1
Respect4
Benefits5
Job Security4
Work/Life Balance4
Career Growth2
Location4
Co-Workers3
Work Environment4

From LA. area, California — 03/19/2008

I worked at Olympus Medical Services for 5 years. it was a great experience, however I had no choice but to move on due to low pay. After 5 years of dedication, all I received was a $3 raised! I know, it sucks! The company believes in career growth, however, it is difficult to step up the ladder. I had several opportunities but somehow it's all about favoritism and who you know in the company.

Pay- it sucks! below average. if your in it for the money, your in the wrong place.
Respect- as for my experience, everyone got along and respected everyone.
Benefits- its great! I had HMO and it's the best out there.
Job Security- decent. if your okay on settling to be on the same position for a long time, the job security is there.
Work/Life- 8 to 5 working hrs and not much overtime which means more time with family and friends. time off: flexible.
Career potential/growth: FORGET IT!!!! they would rather hire a dumb person off the streets than someone who's been with the company and know the in's and out of the product.
Location: For me it was perfect. no traffic to deal with and close enough for me to ride my bicycle to work.
Co-worker Competence: need some work!
Work Environment: Great! everyone is relaxed and not too much stress.
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • MySpace  | 
  • Flag this Review

About Jobitorial

Work is one of the most important parts of our lives... so if you can read reviews of the latest books or electronics - why shouldn't you be able to read reviews of what it's like to work at your next employer?

Jobitorial is here to help - we want you to have all the information you need to make the best career decisions.

Check Out the Latest Jobs

Related Information