Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
397 Reviews
2.7
397 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments (in 30 reviews)

  • Excellent managers who had a vested interest in developing good people (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Unable to capitalize on developed technologies; poor senior management resulting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is absolutely blind to any holes in their strategy (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid crew, sad environment

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    At Kodak I had great co-workers and was paid well especially given the low cost of living in Rochester. I found it to have a supportive environment for new employees.

    Cons

    The company was in disarray and was laying off people right and left making the work environment very stressful. I also found living in Rochester to be challenging, preferring bigger, more economically stable cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the work environment less dismal.

  2.  

    Behind the times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Credit in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, benefits and salary are competitive, good perks, good work/life balance. A team oriented environment, you can count on your co-workers.

    Cons

    Always seem to be a step behind on the technology train. Communication is not a priority and can lead to mistrust of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue! Stop the bureaucratic red tape! You don't need a process to write a process. Focus on what you have in front of you and trust your employees to make the right decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Once a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting things to work on if you are in the right area

    Cons

    Too many cuts have gutted company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and try to regain trust in the work place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Best people to work with, too bad company is failing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, generous salaries and benefits, decent work.

    Cons

    Failing company due to decades of selfish and narrow sighted management. Aging workforce. average age of employees has got to be in the upper 40s lower 50s. Nothing to draw in new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Is Eastman Kodak tied to any of its heritage?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work here is learn about the need for change. You can't sit around trying to battle the Fuji film company for market share in film. Kodak has embraced and moved on to commercial digital printing.

    Cons

    One of the challenges here, is the legacy people still have the film based knowledge. It doesn't help with the new direction. Kodak had to let many people go and hire many new people or companies that aligned to their new direction. Now you need to create a new culture from a diverse group of people and companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a new CEO who is very energetic to make a long lasting company. It will be critical to innovate and invest in the next big thing. I hope that is a priority and it won't get squelched as you fight for short term profitability.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lost Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technologies and people. Numerous opportunities provided over 20+ year career.

    Cons

    Unable to capitalize on developed technologies; poor senior management resulting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    project manager

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

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    salaries are very competitive - good benefits

    Cons

    possibility that the company will not rebound

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good long carrer while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Controller in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Site Controller in Windsor, CO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experience with different business units

    Cons

    Company failure to adapt to digital age. Bankruptcy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Business Downsizing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Industrial Design in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Industrial Design in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work variety (different types of products) and a corporate commitment to significantly improve the overall use experience through extensive user testing, observation and prototyping.

    Cons

    The decline in personal photographic products market (that are not smart phones) resulted in a significant downsizing of our internal department. The company shifted from and internal business structure to a private branding model..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It started out as a great company...but over the years has dropped badly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your coworkers were the best, until they started all yearly downsizing's in the early 2000's. Early on there was a lot of places to move and grow your career.

    Cons

    After the yearly downsizing's started then it was always looking over your shoulder and wondering if you were going to be the next one to be "impacted". A sense of relief and you could work for another year and then be told the financials were bad and then they would have to cut some more jobs. It just got so disheartening. And then after they had layed off someone you had to take on the extra work with no help. And all the goodbye lunches were so sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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