Carestream Health

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Carestream Health Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
176 Reviews
2.3
176 Reviews
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Carestream Health CEO and Director Kevin J. Hobert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good structure, Good products and new platforms to work on (in 9 reviews)

  • Most of the people that are not in a management position are great people (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Unreasonable demands, no consideration for work-life balance, 'who you know" advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • Hostile meetings and demeaning comments from upper management are the norm here (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Innovative and exciting with hints of a past

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A culture that produces regular commercial innovations.

    Amazing talent -- filled with smart, effective colleagues.

    World-wide -- Chance to obtain great experience in national and international sales, regulatory, development , etc.

    In medical devices -- a good field to develop and use history in every element of a business in that vital market segment.

    If an enthusiastic self-starter, great opportunities to contribute -- and help your team do the same.

    Cons

    Corporate structure that focuses on corporate structure rather than people. Possibly a legacy of a company that ruled a market segment for a century before falling off a cliff.

    Product innovation not necessarily mirrored in corporate agility and respect for differing division methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the product innovation, lose the fear of the employees.

    Temper the "one size fits all".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Professional Managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed office setting, quiet and not stressful. Decent benefits and a very flexible working schedule (management depending I suppose)

    Cons

    I'll say what every other review on here says, they're stuck in the ways of old Kodak and continue to promote professional managers in lieu of those best qualified for the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Carestream Health, Inc. It's just a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Carestream is profitable, makes good products, most of the people you work with are good hard working, dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Management is often only interested in metrics. Senior executives that I know have terminate excellent dedicated employees when there is a need to cover mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good leadership isn't all about finance and marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only a good salary..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carestream Health full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits with a generous 401K

    Cons

    Lack of direction or desire to produce innovative new products
    Only quarterly goals matter burn out culture
    0 respect for employees from Corporate management
    The practice of the company culture is exactly inversely proportional to their company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a joke filled with intellectual midgets.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exit of the autocratic PMO Director .After ruining the careers and lives of many in PMO, she has finally decided to move on. Promising new projects, new products. Great benefits. Kodak legacy and somevery talented workers.Good Org structure.

    Cons

    Too many to state. Politics, favoritism, personal grudges, rude management, ill-tempered people,backstabbing, dumb grading and rating system ( annual and midyear reviews) Everything that should be wrong within an Organization can be seen here.( Could make a good case study).. Back and Forth Tennis style approach of solving things( blame games)- Zero team work, absolutely no consideration for co-workers and subordinates. The place has no sensible thinkers at all, just shameless political animals who are looking to score brownie points and trying to save their backs. Everything is short term, no long term planning.

    Its all about the numbers. The Management fails to realize that business runs because of PEOPLE and not NUMBERS. Without people, there cannot be numbers. Unhappy people cannot give good numbers,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is life outside of Carestream. Be careful and don't think that you can get away with anything and everything you do. In life the basic principle is ' Whatever goes around, comes around'. Please retrospect and think where you are going wrong and what could be done to correct it . ( please do it before it is too late).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Carestream

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time

    Pros

    I had a FEW great teammates and project managers, we worked well together . IT department started in a great place but went downhill at a staggering rate!

    Cons

    Terrible management, only looking out for their friends. Preferred to micromanage and outsource rather than trust their teams and empower them to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can learn alot. Amazing sales team.

    Cons

    You are on your own and it can be overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the office and in the street, you will find out what is really going on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    CHRO does not know talent

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    Former Employee - Talent in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Talent in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Carestream Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There really are not any pros, CHRO is weak. Has no common courtesy at returning emails, phone calls. It shows in org and turnover.

    Cons

    People feel threatened, CHRO proved that by overlooking qualified candidates to hire mediocre Talent Leader. Very weak leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at CHRO, need a change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Everyone is looking!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    above market pay, experience, good people,

    Cons

    worst work life balance I have ever seen, extremely under-staffed, seriously unfocused product R&D concerning Healthcare IT products, constant management changes, always adding more responsibility to each job role,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to play with the big boys, it is time to staff like the big boys, Onex needs to clean house in the C-suite!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Double Standards - Humiliation and Poisoned Work Place....

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Carestream Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong sales team but with strong customer support...

    Cons

    Poor Work Life balance, Poor HR and lack of fair and equal treatment of employees. I was transitioned out of the organization 1 week before my 3rd year anniversary. This impacted close to ⅓ of my 401K and bonus' as they would not consider taking care of a long term employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider each employees situation independently, not just as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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