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Updated July 13, 2017
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Imation President, CEO, and Director Mark E. Lucas
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  1. "Great coworkers but poor corporate vision."

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

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

    Pros

    The people are hard working and dedicated to their jobs. The review process is fair and balance with 360 degree reviews.

    Cons

    The business plan lacked vision for a developing and changing tech landscape. Consumer products were not the company's core competencies and they imposed barriers fast development.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. Everyone is gone.


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in the trenches and family time.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and new management is clueless, drove business into the ground.

  3. "Technical Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sup in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Technical Sup in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, nice cafe, good set of co workers.

    Cons

    Management was remote and communication from them lacked. No real opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay scale, excellent people

    Cons

    little room for movement up in the company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't sign on unless desperate."

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

    I worked at Imation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. That's about it.

    Cons

    Awful management. Never had a solid idea of goals, being part of a team, or how my goals rolled up into something bigger.


  6. "Not much left"

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

    I worked at Imation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None at this time unfortunately

    Cons

    Very little left. Not sure about viability of company at this point. Nexsan is only business remaining and struggling to generate $40M of revenue this year. At best half of what revenue was when Imation purchased

    Advice to Management

    Too late- board seems focused on greenmailing other companies with the cash that is left


  7. "Product development manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment where various cross functional departments are encouraged to work together. Good resources and access to upper management is encouraged.

    Cons

    International teams are slightly disconnected and not on the same page. Lacks management.

    Advice to Management

    Either train the international teams or replace with trained management.

  8. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity
    involved in many projects
    flexibility
    good PTO

    Cons

    very lean
    too many changing priorities


  9. "Board takeover has destroyed company"

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

    Pros

    none. period. Can i give zero stars?

    Cons

    Layoffs with no severance. Firesale of profitable IronKey division. Questionable acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    just shut it down


  10. "Run"

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

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

    Pros

    People, pay, and working environment. People working there are very friendly and smart. Nothing else is good about this company

    Cons

    Worse management team! Change direction too often. The previous CEO got fired. Well deserved though as he made a lot wrong decisions for M&A


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