Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
381 Reviews
2.9
381 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments (in 27 reviews)

  • Excellent managers who had a vested interest in developing good people (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Atmosphere was not very good after going in to Chapter 11 in 2012 (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management is absolutely blind to any holes in their strategy (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak as an intern for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    not good at Salaries or Career Opportunities as business is declining However Culture is Very Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Work Family life balance

    Cons

    Declining Business
    Less Salaries
    Less Career Progress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A very professional and employee caring company.

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    They really care for their employees. They are very organaized.

    Cons

    I can´t think of any.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lovely company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    The people, the management, the culture

    Cons

    there is no cons as far as I am concerned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10.  

    A great job, but unfortunately only seasonal.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company provides seasonal photos with Santa, but you never got the feeling that you were disposable. There were great opportunities for advancement, despite the short term of holiday employment, and hard work and reliability were rewarded.

    Cons

    It is retail, during the holidays, at a Santa photo shoot, so it will be busy. Customers can be a bit stressed, but that pretty much goes goes with the territory as far as retail work is concerned.

    Recommends
  11.  

    analyist

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

    I worked at Eastman Kodak as a contractor for 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

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