Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
418 Reviews
2.8
418 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.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    tremendous experiences over my career

    Cons

    not entrepreneurial enough - too autocratic - too many processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe in your employees - and success will follow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more staff. Adopt Agile processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Bonus, healthcare
    Good people
    Good values

    Cons

    People are depressed
    Company is old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Superior technology and people hampered by poor management

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    Eastman Kodak has great technology and there are great opportunities to learn new skills, as well as opportunities to relocate just about anywhere, as Kodak has world wide operations.

    Cons

    Kodak has been poorly managed since the 80's. Kodak is now a shadow of it's former self, and there is a great deal uncertainty about the future success of the newly restructured company and about the ability of the new management to successfully reinvent the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Were very good to me while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Director in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Competitive pay, challenging assignments, great people

    Cons

    The company still has significant challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employees' needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, but to much overhead to get things done

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    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
  10.  

    Overall

    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    A great place to work. Great people.

    Cons

    Poor management. Can not make any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Environment

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    The folks still at Kodak care about their responsibilities & product delivery.

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs that are always in the back of folks minds and a part of conversations during day-to-day activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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