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Carestream Health Reviews

Updated April 10, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance is way better than previous jobs (in 13 reviews)

  • great people, Good fun work environment (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • ludicrous exceptions of doing 2 jobs and no work life balance is still not enough to keep management happy (in 11 reviews)

  • Too many reviews with Upper Management (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work in. Excellent service

    Cons

    In short this company is great unless few things which don't go well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Great company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time

    Pros

    Carestream Health is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at Carestream.

  3. "Below Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White City, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity to move up but that is only because there is a very high turnover.

    Cons

    There aren’t any awesome perks to working here. They have a terrible system for rating employee called “success factors” and the annual bonus is smaller than a normal paycheck. The CEO hasn’t been to the Oregon facility in over 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    If you wouldn’t suggest your son or daughter to work here then make it a place where you would suggest them to work here.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A crippled 'going concern'"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun things to work on. Innovative products. Good, smart people. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Crippled company (for now). Kodak Health/Carestream has been a crippled company for almost a whole generation. Way back in the Kodak days, the company was not able to re-invest its profits back into the company, as the money was absorbed back into other failing Kodak businesses. Then the company is sold to a capital investment firm and the company once again cannot re-invest its profits back into the company due to Onex extracting as much money as it can out of the business. Carestream is a going concern, but it is a crippled company. It will be until it is sold to someone that wishes to expand.

    Advice to Management

    Admit that the company is crippled and realize that everyone is doing the best that they can. Understand how each individual is now doing the work of several absent people, but not as well as could be expected of a normally staffed, going concern, that reinvests its profits back into the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Coffee.... on some of the floors.
    Most of the people (non-management) are decent people.
    Cafeteria while offering simple offerings is super cheap and very high quality with daily menu.

    Cons

    Weak management.
    Kodak mindset lacking in the will or imagination to innovate.
    Constant rumor mill of being sold due to being owned by a holding company.
    Management will not back you in any way.
    Loyalty is not an asset.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that many of the old Kodak mindsets are the reason Kodak sold you and Kodak is a ghost of what it once was.


  6. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carestream Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, friendly culture, low cost city

    Cons

    management has no vision, no new products


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional Leadership and Antiquated Performance Appraisal Process"

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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

    Pros

    Carestream has a core group of committed individuals who are able to achieve results despite lack of recognition and cooperation.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional executive- leadership team coupled with a antiquated performance appraisal process does not promote teamwork.
    Conflicting performance objectives that defy logic. Rather than address these strategically, leadership places burden on those trying achieve the illogical.
    Individuals placed/promoted to key leadership roles with no experience or knowledge of the functions they are leading.
    Dual-role for key leadership positions (one-person fulfilling multiple roles) results in lack of real leadership in critical areas.
    Weak HR organization does not support or promote core values or competencies.
    Those with talent and value who stay are those nearing the end of their careers. Those with talent, value on longevity usually see the writing on the wall and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doubling-down on an outdate performance appraisal process. What worked yesterday is not working today. You've put lipstick on a pig with the changes you have made.

    Bring in new executive leadership. Those that were effective in the past may not be the right people to lead this company today and into the future.

  8. "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Director in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Director in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carestream Health (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company, great teams, opportunity to explore different jobs and grow skills

    Cons

    High expectations can lead people to perceive management culture issues


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Still has the Kodak mentality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Carestream is still a Rochester-based company. This may change in the very near future. Upper management has been trying to sell us off for almost 10 years. They are apparently close to doing so.

    Cons

    The culture is extremely conservative and this hurts the company in the marketplace. There are a few top management individuals who make extremely poor decisions. Cone beam CT, ultrasound, and now the nano project. What more do I have to say. I truly believe that these three failures will bring the company to its knees.

    Advice to Management

    Know when to cut a very ugly project. Flush ultrasound and the nano projects down the toilet. Take some of your old Kodak middle management and flush them along with it. It is time for a new generation to take the reins. The morale at the company is very poor. The physical environment at Ridge Road does not help any. The 80s decor is truly depressing and demoralizing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Love my job. Culture needs refined."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carestream Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Important work. Ground breaking technology. I like the way Carestream looks ahead and breaks the mold technology wise. Outside of the box think on technology.

    Cons

    Old Kodak mentality hinders progress at times. More consistent application to change too many cliques that sometimes make others ideas seem unimportant

    Advice to Management

    Grow out from old ways. Tons of talented people with new and progressive ideas.


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