Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Olympus KeyMed is an international leader in the manufacture and supply of specialised medical & industrial optical equipment and consumer products.
  • Year established:
    1970
  • UK locations:
    East of England

About Olympus KeyMed


What is it like to work for Olympus KeyMed

Leadership
Leadership
The Group Managing Director is very accessible and can be seen on a daily basis walking through the organisation and engaging with employees at all levels. He is extremely approachable and will personally deal with any matter, no matter how small, brought to his attention by employees. Most areas of the company are open plan with senior managers on hand to assist with issues as they may arise. Upon joining the organisation, employees attend a meeting hosted by the Group Managing Director who emphasises the importance of open lines of communication. Information is shared with employees through bi-annual All Staff Meetings, hosted by the Group Managing Director which provides all employees with an update on the company’s financial performance, other developments within the business and allows them the opportunity to ask questions directly of the senior management team.
My Team
My Team
Through the company’s sports and social foundation, they offer a range of activities that staff and their families can participate in. Some examples of activities that have been organised are a trip to Colchester Zoo, spooky night and a pamper evening. There are also specific team events to recognise team work such as ten pin bowling, Go-Karting and meals in restaurants. There are also formal team building events held a couple of times of year. For example, last year there was the consolidation of the RVI and NDT product groups and as a result, a team building event brought together the respective product and sales management groups, where an evening of competitive go-karting was arranged at a venue local to Southend. After six hotly contested heats, the top ten drivers entered a ten lap final all aiming for the ultimate position on the top of the winner’s podium. With trophies awarded, the teams departed. There was only one winner on the night - the newly combined and fully integrated and committed sales team.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Olympus KeyMed has a dedicated Environmental Team and an Environmental Committee and Steering Group. Both groups have specific terms of reference created to enable them to set policies and monitor environmental procedures in relation to operational conditions, environmental aspects and impacts and best practice. The company has an altruistic approach to supporting the community and operates an open-door policy to all charities, where every request received is reviewed on an individual basis and responded to accordingly. An example of their charity work was a project in aid of MildMay, a charity which aims to improve the quality of life for men, women and children living with, or affected by, HIV and AIDS. This was an all staff overseas aid appeal which ran for three consecutive years, where the company utilised its extensive logistics expertise to coordinate the purchase and shipment of containers to Africa. These were filled with hundreds of items of clothing, toys and other equipment, all donated by staff, which would help those who literally have nothing, lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    16%

  • Sites:

    3

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Male : Female:

    61% / 39%

  • Number of Staff:

    943

  • Staff:

    943

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Sales - Industrial, Medical & Consumer, Research & Development, Products - Industrial & Medical, Manufacturing , Technical Services.

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