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Olympus Corporation (オリンパス株式会社, Orinpasu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography products. Olympus was established on 12 October 1919, initially specializing in microscopes and thermometers. Olympus holds roughly a 70-percent share of the global endoscope market, estimated to be worth approximately US$2.5 billion. Its global headquarters are located in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

A former employee shares his experience on indeed.com, "Women do not hold positions of leadership as much as men at Olympus. They downsize and/or restructure frequently resulting in layoffs. The senior leadership from the president down base their layoffs on keeping people they like."


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Current Employee - Human Resources says

"I'll wait for someone from HR will comment and say negative reviews are from disgruntled former employees but in the meantime avoid this place at all cost compared to their competitors!....Never before have I seen so many people just describe a place as just a job and come to work in such a sterile atmosphere. The interview really seemed like a bait and switch between what they showed on their corporate video and what I saw when I got there. So far there has been nothing good to say and I cannot wait to leave."

Former Employee - IT Support says

"Everything... The place is very corrupt from every angle (just check the news). They will ruin your life and keep moving on with a smile. I worked there and they did it to so many people. It is not normal what they do to people there. You will be stuck in the same position with little or no raise. You will be overworked if you are salary. We actually calculated it for the amount of hours put in and we were getting paid $10.21 an hour. There is nowhere to go unless you a fellow which are people with zero exp but are made managers for no reason whatsoever. Do not expect any help from the HR side for anything either. They are there for SR Managers and above. They don't care about you. You are nothing to them. I was there for a very long time so I saw it all. ****Please believe the other reviews and not take the chance unless you are desperate. They lie about everything and they outsource everything. **** Just an Example of what they do to ruin lives which they did to a lot of people: They provide me a pension payout and mess it up and I am now required to pay back due to their mistake (Which I understand). I am just a regular person and used the money to pay off expenses during this time of hardship. They are now threatening me with penalties since I don't have the money. They offer me no help with this besides threatening letters. I am sure this is another Olympus scam so I did go to the news and they are investigating it. One person I know is now losing a house since they used that money for a down payment."

Former Employee - IT Analyst says

"Bad upper management no respect for the working people Outsource the Job"

Former Employee - Assembly Operator says

"You will never see more people "pass the buck" than at this place. No one ever seems to know where orders come from. They just tell you it's coming from their boss. Everyone always says they're just following orders, but they don't really know who it's actually coming from. Every time they build a new machine for the assembly, they optimistically guess how parts it can produce and they call their bosses in Japan and let know this information like it's fact, then they tell the line workers their quota is based on this imaginary figure and that they have somehow make it happen. Before I left, this kind of scenario had us working 84 hours a week for 3 months straight. First, they said it would just be a month, then said it would be for just one more month, and finally just one more month. That's the legal limit for the number of hours worked and for a company to do that three months straight is a slimy move. At the same time this was going on, Human Resources was harrassing me about them overpaying me after I was already reassured by two former managers this was okay, because they were calling me to work on days I was supposed to be off. HR didn't start this harrassment until both managers were gone, so I had no witnesses, but one manager didn't quit. He moved to another Olympus plant, and the HR lady refused to even talk to him, and said it wasn't his problem. It was mine. This is HR telling me her job is to protect Olympus, not me."

Current Employee - Sales says

"everything is changing, for the worse"

Former Employee - Manager says

"Executive committee and directors do not practice company core values. The company SBC/MBC split has built walls/ kingdoms and effectively destroyed the teamwork."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Terrible management, always out of stock on product, cut throat"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"- Pay is not competitive with the Boston environment for engineers - Senior management is not trustworthy, making the work environment uncomfortable - Technology does not advance quickly due to inability to execute on good ideas"

Current Employee - Engineer says

"If you have a concern or there is a process that you feel could be improved upon, we encourage you to speak directly with your HR representative."

Current Employee - Production Planner says

"There's absolutely no training. When requested training and included Human Resources for assistance, the management team became hostile."

Technician, Inventory II (Former Employee) says

"I resigned this past January 14, 2020 it wasn't planned for me to resign but because of the lack of leadership and poor training practices of this facility I was left with no choice but to resign from my position.. > H.R useless > NO TRAINING > favoritism is being exorcised this facility, if you don't fit to their likings they will make you feel like a temp person > Manager isn't a "people" person makes you feel like you can't ask a question > out of touch with Employees, that needs to succeed, no support > bad hours 8:30 to 5:30pm try going and coming home on RT-128 at that time .. Good Luck > Manager has NO experience leading a crew, only got the job because her husband works at the place, conflict of interest! > Don't waste your time with this place, nothing good about it.."

Client Services Specialist (Former Employee) says

"they are laying us off and outsourcing. 8 years with the company and Im being thrown away like yesterdays jam. all to save a buck. theyre going to regret outsourcing IT"

Janitor (Former Employee) says

"They were firing people left an right, every day I came to work I had to search an bag for supplies. The managers was leaving an going home while clocked in ."

Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"They treat employee's terrible, no open door attitude, ignore the problems with in company. Just not there for the employees, certain supv have know idea how to approach employees, talk down to them...NoneHealthcare unaffordable"

Marketing Intern (Current Employee) says

"Tough company to work for it is very political with a lot of back stabbing and very poor management in Brooklyn Park. There is one manager who thinks she owns the place and has driven many people out.Decent beneftisManagement"

Contracts Administrator, Level II (Current Employee) says

"Very high turnover, no SOPS. Managers in contract department micromanage. Very high expectations with no reward or advancement. Very low moral in the department."

Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) says

"typical day at this job was making boxes. didnt learn much at this job management was not pleasant to work for co-workers was not pleasant to work with there was nothing hard about making boxes for 9 hours there was no enjoyable part for this job"

Endotherapy Territory Manager, Boise, Idaho (Former Employee) says

"no comment. It is a turn and burn environment and is as cut throat as it gets. Employees are disposable and treated as such even with great performers."

Floor tech (Current Employee) says

"I’ve worked for 2yrs. at this company. Most part i had no complaints. Did my job witch i loved, because I got a routine down. Man! i tell you, they hired a new Project Manager, everything went south. This person was sending workers home during the whole Pandemic, and what was the worst part, people families were being effected. Ok, so take food out of people’s mouths and suspend you.. Ok Olymbus"

Assembly Technician (Former Employee) says

"Leads and management are not considerate of anyone besides themselves and their own family members who work w them. Very selfish when you want to learn other stuff cuz they choose their own kind before they pick you."

Setup CNC machinists (Former Employee) says

"I would not have my WORST Enemy work for this place they lie to you to get you in there then once you’re in they just keep lying to you and lying to you and lying to you and in the union is about as worthless as I’ve ever seenPayThey will lie to you"

Senior Service Consultant (Former Employee) says

"In my 10 years there I was overlooked for positions that I was qualified for and applied for. Also the atmosphere was corrosive as a result of incompetent management and "The good ole boy" system that was supported."

Senior Technician (Current Employee) says

"The job is constantly full of drama between co-workers and between co-workers and leads. The work environment is negative and horrible and I'm ready to go."

Distribution Supervisor Shipping Department (Former Employee) says

"The established culture was that the animals ran the zoo. Schedule was ridiculous...actually have part or the workforce leaving before you knew what the volume of the day was. Management was useless if you didn't kiss butt. Favoritism was rampant."

Sales Advisor (Former Employee) says

"Olympus Keymed Southend. Great products and some fantastic people below management level. This would be a great company to work for but the a-retentive, control freak, micromanagement culture exercised by insecure mid-level management who also bully extensively destroys anything positive about this position. The company stance is that they own you body life and soul for a not too great salary and that you have no right to life outside of the company, demanding excessive hours mostly taken up by nitpicking admin. Work life balance is NOT an option while being treated like a naughty child by inept middle management on personal power trips is the norm."

Lead Technician (Former Employee) says

"Management sucks people are disrespectful rude and ignorant the management will not help u at all they don't care about you even if you break your back for them and bring up the quality of their buildings"

Engineer (Current Employee) says

"The managers don't care about their employees. They micromanage and will make you redo you work if you don't do it their specific way (even if their way is not correct). Middle managers don't do any work themselves and constantly distract you with meetings and small pointless tasks. There are no talented engineers in the building. All of the talented engineers seem to quit after a year or two.Poor Management, Poor Pay"

Territory manager (Current Employee) says

"Empresa solo recomendable para personas solteras o divorciadas sin hijos. A pesar de que la entrevista te dicen que no es necesario viajar en tu puesto te vas a pegar todo el rato de viaje entre cursos, congresos, formaciones de dos semanas justo en el mes que son tus vacaciones, y en menos de dos meses te vuelves a ir dos semanas y al dia siguiente te vuelven a mandar a otro sitio varios días fuera..... Más les valdria el dinero que se gastan en hoteles, restaurantes, visitas turisticas, noches de diversión...te lo dieran y ya te planearias tu ocio con tu familia y en tu casa.Plan de pensionesViajes, cursos, reuniones....te pasas todo el dia fuera de casa"

Finance Analyst (Former Employee) says

"The company hires managers who treat employees poorly and do not value them. On the other hand, Human Resources dismisses employees who bring complaints about managers instead of removing those bad managers.Benefits, working remotely, healthcaremanagers, lots of meetings, poor management of human resources"

HR (Current Employee) says

"I'll wait for someone from HR to comment and say negative reviews are from disgruntled former employees but in the meantime avoid this place at all cost compared to their competitors!....Never before have I seen so many people just describe a place as just a job and come to work in such a sterile atmosphere. The interview really seemed like a bait and switch between what they showed on their corporate video and what I saw when I got there. So far there has been nothing good to say and I cannot wait to leave. At least pretend to care about your employees rather then treat them like cattle. This place is very politically driven!I hated everything about this place.Everything is terrible."

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