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Imation President, CEO, and Director Mark E. Lucas
Mark E. Lucas
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    Fighting through a difficult transition into a new company - rooting for you!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Oakdale, MN

    I worked at Imation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has a well defined strategy, and a very hard working team of employees, managers and executives. Inorganic acquisition strategy is the only way forward. Mark Lucas allows acquired companies to decide if they want to integrate or operate as separate units - which is a rarity. Excellent communication and town hall meetings led by Mark and Executive Staff. Everyone is incredibly nice at the company. Management team is knowledgeable and works hard to hear input from employees through different formal and informal communication methods.

    Cons

    Integrating acquisitions has been a challenge - nothing unusual here - similar to any large company acquiring smaller ones. Product Line Management team needs upgrading of talent for directing new product development for complex technologies (e.g. security, cloud storage, etc.). Too much expertise in older technologies and lack of understanding of integrated software and hardware offerings. Causing key executives and managers from acquired companies to leave because junior PLMs are calling the shots but don't have the expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep executing to the plan. Try to think and act more like a small business. Upgrade the PLM team and hold them more accountable for their decisions. Scale back unneeded processes and meetings so that you can make decisions more quickly and timely.

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    Vice President of Product Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Walnut, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Walnut, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Imation in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview was with an upper management person who was conceptually redesigning the organization. The bottom line was the company hired an internal person who was a consultant who was very qualifed for the position. I just chalked it up to interviewing 101 and I had a great experience. Maybe a future consideration may occur for a future position with this company.

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Website www.imation.com
Headquarters Oakdale, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (IMN)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors FUJIFILM, Sony, Hitachi Maxell

Imation wants to start fresh with a blank disk. The company is one of the world's top makers of media used to capture, process, store, and distribute information on computers and other electronic devices. Its removable data storage media products include optical disks (CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs) and magnetic storage tapes. It also offers flash memory drives, removable storage drives, and a line of electronics and accessory products that include portable CD players and iPod clock radios. Imation sells its products directly and through distributors to customers that range... More

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