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Carestream Health Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Carestream Health CEO and Director Kevin J. Hobert
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  • ludicrous exceptions of doing 2 jobs and no work life balance is still not enough to keep management happy (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management was constantly changing target metrics and not identifying key market deliverable in order to facilitate strong product delvelopment (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Process Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Mechanic/Technician in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Process Mechanic/Technician in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carestream Health (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. great people, Good fun work environment.Always something new to learn. challenging

    Cons

    Have to be politically correct . to many chiefs not enough workers

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to the ideas of your operations crews


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dental Business is being Sold"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place back in the Kodak days, the sky used to be the limit. Lots of room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Only metric we are measured against is inventory. Even if you sacrifice customer service it does not matter, only inventory matters. Wast countless dollars on air costs for the "benefit" of lower inventory. This company does not care how much money you make as long as your inventory is low. Conflicting directions as business wants to push upside supply chain only wants lower inventory. ZERO leadership in the supply chain, leadership is counting down the days until retirement. Purchasing organization leadership is stuck back in the sixties and old Kodak days.

    Advice to Management

    Kodak is in the situation it is in today because of the same decisions leadership is making today. Forget the inventory pressures, go after the sales!! If you are aggressive in selling your product that will alleviate the inventory concerns. Inventory above all else is NO way to run a business.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "forced annual performance rankings ludicrous expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great teammates. my direct manager is great but leadership above forced rankings anyway.Its a paycheck and worth it if you have nothing else.

    Cons

    discriminatory forced employee annual performance ranking system. ludicrous exceptions of doing 2 jobs and no work life balance is still not enough to keep management happy. management is narcissistic. management does not live up to its company culture modo. management puts its employees last, not first. The CEO is a nice guy but does not lead. too many people leaving and not being replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. you have had your chance to lead. now its time to get out of the way.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility and balance as well as pay

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees. Rarely do they acknowledge any team or individuals. They care only about money and themselves. They force rank employees into the 9 box frame which hasn't been popular in 20 years. Why would you encourage competition among employees vs cooperation?

    Advice to Management

    Get off your 6th floor and talk to your employees. Consider thanking them for the endless cost cutting. In the end you appear like talking heads with no heart.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Good riddance"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carestream Health (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Products and fellow employees are the only good things about this company. A lot of great people got sold to carestream from Kodak, myself included. Wish them all the best of luck. When you leave you find out how bad it really is there.

    Cons

    Everything else. Under payed, over worked, it's all about carestream and nothing about you. No life to work balance. Pay rate is enough to hold you there but way lower than the average pay for the same job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    None you dug your own grave! That all I have to say. This is to fill the 20 word minimum.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "The good and the bad"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, motivated co-workers
    Leading-edge products
    Decent life-work balance

    Cons

    Management clearly more concerned with their own status and compensation than with the good of the company

    Forced bell-curve rating system -- a 5 of people in each dept. MUST be given the lowest possible ranking , no matter how good they are... barbaric system


  8. "Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Carestream Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked the people that worked there

    Cons

    CAMs business plan was lacking


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Toxic environment driven by fear and intimidation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carestream Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People from middle management down are awesome! Projects and technologies are interesting and innovative. The cafeteria is pretty good.

    Cons

    Senior management manages with fear and intimidation in a boys club atmosphere. Forced ranking performance evaluations punishes good employees and rewards mediocre employees. Work life balance is non existent. You work 60-80 hours per week and are made to feel guilty because you're not working more.

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest asset. And a focus should be made to encourage people to want to perform by showing appreciation. When the environment is supportive, people deliver with results.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Schadenfreude R Us!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time

    Pros

    One of the few companies that hires, rewards, and promotes previously unemployable sociopaths. You gotta feel good about that! It's a short walk to the building. Although it is a vintage model, I have a company provided desk. There's also a company provided chair, but it so grossly stained from previous users I'm thinking of bringing in my own.

    Cons

    There is a management chain of many layers whose sole function appears to be inflicting pain on the individual contributors doing the work. The entire culture is negative and toxic. This is one bleak place to work. The company is not growing and probably never will.

    Advice to Management

    Cash out and go home


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Challenging work, outdated culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, very smart employees, challenging and complex products, interesting technology stack

    Cons

    Poor requirements, lack of strong decision makers in middle management, stuck in waterfall development model, outdated culture

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the Agile software methodology from the top down, and get your teams integrated with each other instead of in separate silos with separate goals. Stop the performance ranking - if someone isn't pulling their weight, and you know they probably never will, just cut ties and move on. Get rid of the old Kodak culture.



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