Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Pros
  • Company respects Work Life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • good people, interesting work, flexibility (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Less than one week later, Chapter 11 was filed (in 20 reviews)

  • Very poor upper management that made Kodak fall apart (in 19 reviews)

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436 Employee Reviews

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  1. kodak moments

    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay easy work load

    Cons

    Terrible schedules poor communication with management


  2. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Design Engineer 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

    Had the opportunity to work with some great people. Learned a lot from co-workers and everyone worked as a team. Many opportunities to focus your career in areas that you enjoy and excel.

    Cons

    Upper management did a terrible job in directing this company. Too much greed at management level and focus on personal growth, not making decisions based on the best path for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is right for the company in the long run. Do not sacrifice short term successes for long term health of the company.


  3. Zone Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Culture People Products Branding Geographical Footprint

    Cons

    vision diversity work life balance

    Advice to Management

    take risks


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  5. Time is running out

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in Kodak R&D for many years. Great colleagues, stimulating projects. Most people are friendly and everyone pitches in. Salaries for successful professionals are some of the best in the area. You really have to tick someone off to get a negative performance review. Lots of freedom to work on interesting things. File lots of patents and you can do no wrong.

    Cons

    Company is still searching for a reliable business model, has very limited resources and the infrastructure is shaky. Demographics are highly skewed towards older workers and advancement opportunities are limited. Core researchers have limited information about business units and plans. Technician pay scales are moribund. Only Chosen Ones ever interact with Senior Management, a Kodak tradition for generations.

    Advice to Management

    Get every R&D employee into intimate contact with one or more business units before it's too late. It may already be too late.


  6. Once a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

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

    Pros

    Great people with which to work; lots of challenging work; excellent base pay, holiday and vacation allowances; flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Lots of challenging work - too much work for too few people. The company's direction does not seem to be well-defined, and for that reason, its future seems to be questionable.

    Advice to Management

    A prerequisite to taking people out of the company is taking work out. Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be the case, and too often, reducing the work doesn't follow. Although people are an expense, they are also a company's most valuable asset. Cutting expenses is sometimes necessary, but it's not the best path to profitability. Be more creative about how to become profitable.


  7. Good and Bad- like any other big company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

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

    Pros

    The great thing about working at Kodak was that it provided a good living for me and my family. Benefits were good, salary was good, and co workers were great. Kodak's ethics on paper was top notch.It was buildt on strong principals. While I feel I could have done the same exact job for other companies, the fact that Kodak was a great American Icon, has afforded me other opportunties that I dont think I would have had -had I not had that experience at Kodak. Thank you Kodak for your role in my career.

    Cons

    While being a salaried employee in America, it is well known that one may work many hours over 40 for that salary in many comapanies. So it was with Kodak. Within our entitiy, we worked 60- 70 hours a week. The problem? Mid-managment. Once HR was alerted to what was going on, things changed. It took awhile for it to change but it did as there were so many layers of management . That took time to investigate- to seek and search out where the real problem was. and then the fall happened.
    The sad part was was that we fell before we had to. Bad call by management. Who knew. It happens to the best and that is what happened-- the best in the industry-- Eastman Kodak. I am stil proud to say I worked for Eastman Kodak.


  8. review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    people were great to work with

    Cons

    company did not evolve fast enough


  9. Eastman Kodak

    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)

    Pros

    I worked with some very knowledgeable people who were willing to not only help when needed but were willing to "teach" so that the next time the same or similar issue came up I knew how to handle the situation.

    Cons

    To much shifting around of supervisors

    Advice to Management

    I know that EK is a new and different company now. Please make sure that you are leading Kodak down the right path and learn from the errors that were made in the past.


  10. Quality company plagued with bad executive management strategies

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Rochester, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They try to treat employees well, in spite of the vast down-sizing over the last 2 decades

    Cons

    Down-sizing over the last 2 decades due to terrible management strategies by previous executive management staff.


  11. Tax Accountant

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn international tax

    Cons

    lack of morale and change



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