Maker of cameras,
voice recorders and medical equipment.
3500 Corporate Parkway
Center Valley, PA 18034
CEO: Marc Gumz
American subsidiary of Japanese company.
Olympus America is the U.S. subsidiary
of Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation with more than 33,000 employees
worldwide. Olympus is a leading manufacturer of digital cameras,
voice recorders, binoculars, microscopes and medical and surgical
Olympus sells entry-level digital cameras
to professional digital SLRs along with lenses and photo printers.
Medical products include endoscopes, laproscopes,
blood diagnostic systems and surgical imaging devices.
North American sales made up 22.9% of total
sales for Olympus in fiscal 2006.
Olympus began in 1919 (under the name Takachiho
Seisakusho) with one goal: to become a leader and innovator in
the mass production of microscopes. The company made a strong
entry into the market with its first microscope, the Asahi, just
one year after its founding.
By 1921, the company began to use Olympus
as its brand name and in 1935, the company opened a world-class
optical research facility dedicated to creating the finest possible
From the world's first gastrocamera in
1950-which initiated our involvement with medical systems and
health care equipment-to pioneering development of compact SLR
cameras and the world's first Microcassette recorder, Olympus
has continued to create successful responses to market needs
around the world-like clinical blood analyzers, powerful microscope
systems, and breakthrough digital cameras.
Medical Plan options that help you and your covered dependents
with the costs associated with covered hospital, surgical and
medical expenses. You may enroll as of the first day of the month
following one month of employment.
A Dental PPO Plan option that pays a portion of covered dental
expenses for you and your covered dependents. You may enroll
as of the first day of the month following one month of employment.
A traditional, "defined benefit" pension plan that
will provide you with a lifetime retirement income. Coverage
begins on your date of hire, with vesting upon the completion
of five years of employment.
Allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to be matched by company
contributions and offers a complete range of investment options.
Olympus matches 50 cents for every dollar you save, up to six
percent of your income. You are eligible to enroll on your date
of hire, with partial vesting after two years and full vesting
after five years of employment.
Flexible Time Off (FTO) program
Provides time-off for vacation, illness, personal responsibilities,
and other time off needs. You earn FTO days over the course of
the year based on your years of service.
Olympus also offers a number of other benefits
and incentives, including:
- Competitive Total Compensation
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
- Paid Holidays
- Flexible Work Hours
- Educational Assistance Program
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Vision Benefits
- Temporary Disability
- Extended Illness
- Long-Term Disability
- Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Supplemental and Family Life Insurance
- Travel Accident Insurance
- Bereavement Plan
- Employee Discount Program
- College Savings Plan
- Employee Referral Program
Updated September 12, 2006