Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
25 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.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Warehouse work was back breaking sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Kodak is being reorganized to drive needed operational and cultural changes. Should really help.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and technology, respectful culture, fast paced turnaround environment under new leadership.

    Cons

    Still too much complexity in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the changes needed for Kodak to be a faster moving company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Research and Design peers are top notch.

    Cons

    Constant risk of layoffs and pressure of doing more with less employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let R&D make more business decisions and not marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. A lot of great people that work there.

    Cons

    Very poor upper management that made Kodak fall apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shame on you!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome place to work for user experience design; too bad the company was mismanaged into the ground.

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    Former Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Principal User Experience Designer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Authentic commitment to innovation and product ease of use.

    Cons

    Top company managers seemed to completely miss the mark on strategic direction aligned with the companies core competencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is really too late now, but I suggested getting rid of Antonio long ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very cool and smart people. You'd have lots of fun there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Rochester, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely smart guys working there.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Well it's already bankrupted unfortunately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well you already know what you did with Kodak!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Large corporation with lots of different opportunities in a centralized geographic area.
    Traditionally has been on the cutting edge of technology for the industry.

    Cons

    Decline of traditional films has forced downsizings and closures of departments.
    Work environment has diminished due to these and anticipated future events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the strengths and experience of your workforce, and leverage it in existing and new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    analyist

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Eastman Kodak as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked for Kodak Ink jet printer HW department.
    Great team, excellent management, So So product.

    Cons

    Rodchchester lost touch with the customer. For example, Quality was off, so Rodchchester cut the call centers hours and moved it to asia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    :)

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture, flexible time, and good benefit.
    True research can be done in here.

    Cons

    Instability due to ch 11.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I became driven and gained invaluable experience.

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    Former Employee - Business Research Analyst in Greeneville, TN
    Former Employee - Business Research Analyst in Greeneville, TN

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    The business is exciting and Kodak is iconic.

    Cons

    The company is not as large as it used to be. It gets very cold in Rochester.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company alive. Don't close the doors.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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