Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
410 Reviews
2.8
410 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
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.  

    Good company, but to much overhead to get things done

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits in the 10 years between 2000 and 2010 were good.

    Cons

    New products are needed for future growth. Less red tape too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Core company values are adhered to and respected by everyone in the company. Pay and benefits are great. Flexible work hours (within reason).

    Cons

    Management is rigid. Morale is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks. Decisions have to be made quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for from an IT perspective.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Good technology offerings; lower level management seeks good opportunities for employees; opportunity to work across a number of industries and geographies.

    Cons

    Takes too long for decisions to be made; direction gets set and then changed half-way through; the company comes up with great products but can't get them quickly enough to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more decisions to be made at lower levels; avoid decisions that appear as "knee-jerk" reactions; make decisions quicker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    you have a great chance for advancement

    Cons

    raises are tough to get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pre-bankruptcy Kodak

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

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally talented co-workers - truly top performers cultivated through years of cutbacks.

    Cons

    The ever-present anxiety of working for a downsizing company takes its toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is little I can say to benefit the management team at this point, given the state of the company's shrinking core business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience with a great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of SOX Compliance in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Director of SOX Compliance in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They look to promote good hard working people and even though they have gone thru major tansitions ion the last few years and during my tenure theyd idnt change the workplace environment

    Cons

    Not very poritable...so job security is a risk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a CEO that can be proactive and run the Company like it is in the 21th century

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great family oriented company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great talent. Laid back culture

    Cons

    Company culture declined when film declined

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Review for Dayton, OH facility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Management in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, communication and vision within Dayton, OH facility. Departments worked well together to achieve site specific goals. Culture was excellent at one point, but has dramatically decreased with the involvement of corporate mandates.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy; performing non-value added activities due to outdated corporate policies; making decisions "across the board" instead of business unit specific. Leadership within the Dayton facility was excellent until corporate brought in management from other business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and start eliminating non-value added activities. Do not continue to perform tasks because "that's the way we've always done it."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working with a cutting-edge, only-one-of-its-kind technology in a generally good work environment.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot with many new challenges over the years. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    Tight financial times and recent Chapter 11 have meant no salary growth for several years, while inflation continues. Recent layoffs, with the last round cutting some really essential people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bean-counting, and more attention to intelligent use of your (intellectual) resources is required. Regarding CEO: too early to tell about the new CEO (glassdoor specifically asked me to rate him), but the previous CEO led us down this rat-hole to Chap. 11 and "guided" us through and out of Chap. 11, and now leaves with millions. You should have handed him his hat years ago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Production Manager

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Good Support from the Executive Management Team and the opportunity to advance within the organization.

    Cons

    Long hours and you need to work until the entire production is completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Executive Management Team did not have a good vision for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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