Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
373 Reviews

2.9
373 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 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.  

    I worked at a medical imaging company in Fremont, CA taken over by Kodak & Rochester upper mgmt. destroyed it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Cutting edge image-enhancement software, I was allowed freedom to manage my own projects from a superb project mgr. & was supported by my department mgr.

    Cons

    Clueless Rochester upper mgmt. froze wages & hiring, only cared about their film core business & treated medical imaging as a corporate colony for exploitation. Employee stock purchasing was denied, & all levels or communication was hampered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being undersold by Fuji film created corporate-wide losses that cost you your medical imaging line of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worse place I ever worked but only after Kodak bought us

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Columbus, GA

    Pros

    Can't say that there were any

    Cons

    No raises, no bonus', furloughs. Long hours with no thanks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit dumping money into business that haven't made any in years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very trying

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Employees were tops! The employees I had the privilege to work with we're absolutely terrific. Their ideas to better the company were exceptional.

    Cons

    Nobody listened to employees. Not only did Sr mgmt have their own agenda, the local sr. mgmt had their own agenda. Sr. mgmt positions in Roch and Dur were based on what can I get for me, how much power can I get. It was so sad to see a company basically destroyed based on the antics of senior mgmt. Lower mgmt levels lived under constant duress by having to succumb to sr mgmt desires. Say something against sr mgmt you were black balled or termed. I have never experienced such hostility in any work environment. When a mgr started finally speaking up that individual was released along with the entire support staff under the guise of company downsizing. So many good, faithful employees were impacted. Unfortunately the new company absorbed the bad eggs and they continue to fester. The new mgmt needs to go undercover and see how not only company employees are treated but even the contract workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with lower tier company and contract employees. You will have to do it anonymously or the contract workers will be terminated immediately. It is a little harder to term company employees but it will be done. Guaranteed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Started fine on my first 5 yrs... Then a pattern of slow but sure decline

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    Former Employee - Field Technician  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    It pioneered the traditional film and it gave a promising pace when it transition to digital.

    Cons

    Failed miserably with technological advancement and to diversify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None...end result was bankruptcy to satisfy their GREED.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A cancer of a company

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

    Pros

    An opportunity for networking. Gain experience of a business case that should be avoided at all costs in your next opportunity.

    Cons

    Antiquated thinking. Arrogant long time engineering based employees. Lack of marketplace understanding. Myopic vision. Titanic sized organizational roadblocks. Hidden agendas among key executive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and let the newly birthed small company determine its own fate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    This Is Still The Same OLD Management, nothing has or will Change.

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Health insurance, your peers, exposure to the way large companies operate, great start and good starting salary for an entry level out-of-college single rookie who wants to be a road warrior

    Cons

    Absolutely no work/family balance if the job requires any travel. Old golden watch managerial culture, giving managers incentives. Carrot on a stick methodology making promises to lower ranking employees just to get the job at hand accomplished but never making on their promises. Get the highest salary at negotiations because you will never see a raise or any type of increase. Management has this mentality that non-managers steal from the company, and create policies to nickel and dime and micromanage their staff in order to get their annual managerial bonus incentive. Take the job offer going in with your eyes wide open otherwise you will be disappointed. Use this company as an opportunity in your career advancements but never do anything for them that is not policy or a unwritten promise, you will be disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! At this rate, you will follow Wang computers relatively soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposure to new software packages

    Cons

    Very unorganized
    Bad leadership
    bad training
    bad office culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    The vultures have stopped circling the corpse.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    Pros

    Kodak had good benefits, and many hard working employees.

    Cons

    Depressing mismanagement, lack of clarity, too many managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perez destroyed all value the company had.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Failed monopoly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great brand, strong legacy
    Main office location excellent, especially for families
    Interesting products
    Opportunity for worldwide collaboration, and travel

    Cons

    Poor management at all levels
    No anticipation of market changes
    Cumbersome product development and launch processes
    Employee development and advancement opportunities non-existent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A Sinking Ship

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

    Pros

    Once a great place to work, but those days are long gone.

    Cons

    Bad leadership for too many years, huge bureaucracy, no raises, no career growth, low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Perez and the rest of upper management, accept the fact that the company won't be around much longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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