Eastman Kodak
3.0 of 5 366 reviews
www.kodak.com Rochester, NY 5000+ Employees

Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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3.0 366 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke

Jeffrey J. Clarke

(2 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The co-workers and benefits made Kodak an exceptional place to work.

    Patent Analyst (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsWork-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments.

    ConsUncertain future for the company's business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink beyond established industries, such as printing and even touch screens.

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    Not the company you grew up with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsThe people are what make Kodak great. Some of the most talented, ethical and caring people I've run into. Plus, there is a pride of belonging to such an iconic brand, and caring for the customers. I suspect that there will be significant hiring in the coming years as the aging workforce retires. The cutting edge work in certain technological areas is exciting.

    ConsThe company has changed dramatically in the past few years. Gone is pretty much everything that most of us grew up with as Kodak. Now, it is a B2B company focusing primarily on the graphics and functional printing space. It still has the remnants of a big company in terms of culture (bureaucracy, slow) that need to change to make it the employer of choice, and the focus on the employees is not what it once was.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Struggling in business transformation, this also means opportunities and uncertainties.

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsGood health benefit and unemployment packages. Good working environment.

    ConsAlways in Re-Organization. Changed reporting managers almost every half year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStabilities of management and future goal should be clear for all the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Enterprise Sale Solution Manager (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsFlexibility on where and who to see, Expenses were easy, company car, salary was high but at the cost of commissions

    Consnever have gotten insurance information, management doesn't get out goals until April, commissions were based on 2002 goals, shrinking portfolio, small window of future wrong people have control of accounts. Account managers, are not hunters but are trusted with being the lead.. SOME refused to add to their base. Not for the good of the company but just to help with plan..

    Advice to Senior ManagementLOWER the salary and increase the commissions, Let stars be stars and let the dead weight fall

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hurtling toward the future

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorthwhile place to work when it knew what its business was. After selling off almost anything that customers would recognize as "Kodak," it's unclear what its future will be.

    ConsOut of touch management, though the new CEO may well clean house. Archaic internal systems, lack of succession planning and true employee development. Senior people are leaving and the solution appears to be: hire interns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe prepared to tell the New Kodak story in 30 seconds or less. Ditch the powerpoints. Be authentic. If you don't have a great storyteller on your team, hire a skilled P-R and media relations person who can teach your team to tell that story to your customers.

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    Work for the perks, not the pay!

    Runner (Former Employee)
    Lake Buena Vista, FL

    ProsFree admission into whatever theme park you were located at, Commission pay in addition to hourly wage, amazing co-workers. Never a dull moment!

    ConsHourly rate was horrible! Lowest paid employees in our area. Always on the go with minimum breaks throughout your shift. Non-management knew more about photography than most of management staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should read "Digital Photography for Dummies" before applying for a position in this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging opportunities for those who excel.

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAble to work independently to achieve customer satisfaction.

    ConsSome managers are not open to alternative thought processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, they know more then they are being given credit for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what it used to be

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsWas fantastic working there in the 70's, 80's and early 90's. Couldn't wait to go to work.

    ConsStarting going downhill in the late 90's. Totally depressing working there the last 15 yrs. Hated going to work. Too many friends were let go because management wouldn't let go of the film industry and embrace digital technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people who worked at HP and when you develop new technology embrace it and run with it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    25 years out of 34 that I spent at Eastman Kodak were the best experience I have had

    Research Scientist (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsI was supported in my job and encouraged to step outside my comfort zone to broaden and expand my career. Hard work was rewarded with opportunity for advancement.

    ConsThe company was taken over by Hewlett Packard also rans. They sold off any prifitable operations and destroyed the company because they did not have any vision to compete in a changing world. All of this was done with the full knowledge of the board of directors and previous (outgoing) management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees fairly. Don't just bring in your buddies to qualify for a 2nd retirement like the last CEO did. Don't lay off a 34 year employee with a strong performance record less than 1 year from being retirement eligable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wheels came off

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUntil 2012, it was a great place to work. Great people: committed, dedicated. Very team focused, even when resources were sparse.

    ConsEverything after October 2012. Innovation failed. Leadership pushed product to market long before it was ready. This destroyed any credibility left in the brand, and customers fled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust leave, please.

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