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Updated 14 May 2018
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Hiroyuki Sasa
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Pros
  • flexible working hours, relatively good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance for non-technician roles (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life Balance nicht immer m (in 5 reviews)

  • Under-managers were tasked to do the dirty work while senior management remained aloof and distant (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues and flexible start/finish times ( although this is under remove and has been removed from certain depts.

    Cons

    Poor salary and no career opportunities . No one in my department promoted in past 10 years.Bullying spineless management who motivate by fear and the threats. Constantly talking about company values when they can’t think of something to say.All decisions made in Uk or Germany. No HR in Ireland.

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving advice they’re not interested. Do not trust staff.
    Management needs to be replaced.


  2. "The Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    I love working in the manufacturing industry

    Cons

    Poor Management, The could work on their communicating skills.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any pro side of this company except prompt pay day

    Cons

    Closed mind-set, culture, resistance to change, difficult to work with, poor process and system

    Advice to Management

    Be flexiblle and open, and dare to make a change, top down management approach


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not as good as people think"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern . well equipped. good benefits

    Cons

    only pretend they care about you . they dont really

    Advice to Management

    your technical service division management needs looking at


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So, so........"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + great colleagues from different countries in Europe
    + super atmosphere in the DACH-team
    + quite good food in the own canteen
    + a lot of time for the customers, no need to hurry
    + possibility to borrow good photo equipment over the weekend
    + good chairs
    + rich company celebrations

    Cons

    + not too good and not too much benefits
    + quite low salary
    + strict hierarchy, with bad communication towards the employees
    + no refreshment automates, too short opening hours for the canteen - and no refreshment possibilities next door
    + location: too far from the city centre, no refreshment possibilities next door


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Rotten appl"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Private healthcare benefits, shiny head office with lots of amenities

    Cons

    Terrible management structure, weak leadership, small company mentality, average pay, slow to change, lots of silos, hugely focused on negativity.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to change for the company to evolve in line with competitors, greater focus of appreciating talent and achievements

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture is improving all the time.
    Great Benefits including Healthcare, staff discounts and pension.
    Flexible Working Hours
    Competitive Salary
    Friendly Team

    Cons

    Opportunities for progression is very limited. However, you will have more responsibility than an equivalent position in a different company. This is because the teams are relatively small.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    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.


  10. "Good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olympus full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, great HR policies,

    Cons

    Cons exist like every other company. Nothing special here


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