Imation Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Imation President, CEO, and Director Mark E. Lucas
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  1. Good inside culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    not clear strategy for the future


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good People, Confused Vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imation full-time

    Pros

    Imation offers a lot of great benefits (medical, dental, vacation, gym, etc). They also seem to care about employee health and well being. It terms of being a good atmosphere it was a very enjoyable place to work, with lots of people who are very professional.

    Cons

    The company seems to be very confused about what it wants to do, what market(s) it wants to serve, and how to separate out different business units. The upper management also seems to change it's mind about this and have "re-orgs".

    Advice to Management

    The diversity of products, and confusion of the company direction has led to many things being reduced to the lowest common denominator, which leads to low standards.


  3. It Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, ok salary, good people, nice food in the cafeteria, free swag, close to home, happy hours

    Cons

    Horribly run, product sales are in secular decline for the majority of the product portfolio, consumer products are junk, no value proposotion

    Advice to Management

    I would probably suggest that the current leadership team, including the CEO, think about the direction they really want to tZke the company


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  5. Imation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and had many opportunities to develop skills.

    Cons

    Not many career growth opportunities within Company


  6. Imation once a multibillion dollar company losing ground

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    Former Employee - Architect in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Architect in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not much: Flexibility, Strong Brand (I don't know for how long), Learning opportunities

    Cons

    Clueless CEO Outsourced IT infrastructure Compensation is so-so Low motivation from upper management Slow decision making Redundant staff at some middle, senior level management contributing nothing, not capable of their jobs but have been there in Imation for years/decades Long meetings at times leading in no direction

    Advice to Management

    Replace the clueless CEO Invest in good people and try to keep them, train them, motivate them, improve the pay package


  7. Top Mgmt out of touch

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, ethical company with strong mid-west values.

    Cons

    Top management (CEO, Sr. VP's) are not in touch with the market dynamics and realities. The strategic vision is flawed.

    Advice to Management

    Retain a market consultant for the data storage market and look for opportunities to "partner" with industry leaders. Its too late to try and design products to compete. Need to focus on "enabling technology".


  8. Nice environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not stressful. Flexible work environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Company is retracting fast. Poor business strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Sell it off in pieces.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Company and Cultural

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakdale, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakdale, MN

    Pros

    Great cafeteria and excellent commute

    Cons

    Unprofessional work environment No sense of teamwork Poor management Have no real strategy Poor stock market showing High turnover Do not waste your time with this place!

    Advice to Management

    Try being honest and a real leader!


  10. Not what I was told it would be..

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good commute, fun corporate events, great cafeteria

    Cons

    Loud working environment,lots of layoffs, unprofessional staff and micromanaging. People keep quiting by the minute. pay is little for all you do.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees and manage the chaotic work environment.


  11. Hopefully the bad times are over....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and most employees are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Imation is the leader in a dying industry (optical). They tried offsetting those loses by pursuing CE, but failed. Now they are focused once again on storage only in B2B. Overall they do not have any edge over the competition and stopped growing their IP years ago. They need a large scale transformational change to remain a player long term.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current management, develop a vision and strategy for the company that will last long term and execute. Stop making decisions to hit targets for the short term at the expense of long term success.



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