Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
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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, tough transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, strong intellectual property.

    Cons

    Tough transition. Lots of cost cutting

    Advice to Management

    You're on the right track. Maintain laser focus on the market and strengthen employee communications so everyone understands the path forward and stays on board.

  2. Long run

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Travel
    Health Insurance
    Vacation
    Merger possibility

    Cons

    Declining salaries
    Constant layoffs
    No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Try to find new areas for revenue growth

  3. The demise of the "Kodak Moment"

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    Former Employee - Has Been in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Has Been in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits. Many hard working dedicated employees. Good friendships, most all have much in common. 99.9% of the employees were honest and straight forward.

    Cons

    The Company has made many poor decisions. Started with _ selling off profitable subsidies in order to gain market share back from Fuji. Digital photography was gaining momentum, quality and popularity at an amazing rate. This made it impossible to keep the company viable enough to remain competitive during the shift in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Recover the Billions of dollars in cash that continue flowing into _ pockets. Drop the plastic ink jet printers, I bought them to be loyal to my employee. When I finally switched to Laser, it paid for itself with the 1/2 full toners it is delivered with. Mom told me to never tell a lie.

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  5. A few words

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    wonderful place to work, I miss it there

    Cons

    Once you leave it maybe heard to go back

  6. Formerly one of the best, now struggling to be it again.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, high ethics, professionalism, good engineering skills, people help each other more than compete with each other.

    Cons

    Struggling in today's markets, a shell of what it once was. The top engineering talent has left to other opportunities, the people left are often the "C"team. Not being negative, just honest.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on this company, don't strip it clean. It has greatness left, it can come back. Find your strengths and run with them, not try and force what you want strengths in.

  7. very good experience. Multiple position opportunities throughout career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Moving in new direction away from film

    Cons

    Fewer opportunities for employment. Constant reductions in workforce

    Advice to Management

    Review middle management often. Many are overpaid at their job, with little benefit to the company.

  8. Unique, ethical, proud, family of employees

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    tremendous experiences over my career

    Cons

    not entrepreneurial enough - too autocratic - too many processes

    Advice to Management

    believe in your employees - and success will follow

  9. It was a fun place to work but I don't think I could recommend it right now.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with. Challenging work at times and learned a lot along the way.

    Cons

    Always worried about layoffs. People I knew kept getting impacted by the layoffs which was sad. There were so few people left. It is sad.

  10. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Lead Developer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Developer in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging problems, extremely bright colleagues, flexible work schedule, "family-like" atmosphere.

    Cons

    Crazy work hours sometimes, lack of resources for all planned work.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more staff. Adopt Agile processes

  11. Ok company

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary
    Bonus, healthcare
    Good people
    Good values

    Cons

    People are depressed
    Company is old

    Advice to Management

    Develop better technology

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