Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
389 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 29 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 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Once a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Interesting things to work on if you are in the right area

    Cons

    Too many cuts have gutted company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and try to regain trust in the work place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Still selling buggywhips for horses in the 21st century

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Name brand recognition of products and logo

    Cons

    Nursing home culture, old world management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give it up

  3.  

    Best people to work with, too bad company is failing.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, generous salaries and benefits, decent work.

    Cons

    Failing company due to decades of selfish and narrow sighted management. Aging workforce. average age of employees has got to be in the upper 40s lower 50s. Nothing to draw in new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Is Eastman Kodak tied to any of its heritage?

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    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work here is learn about the need for change. You can't sit around trying to battle the Fuji film company for market share in film. Kodak has embraced and moved on to commercial digital printing.

    Cons

    One of the challenges here, is the legacy people still have the film based knowledge. It doesn't help with the new direction. Kodak had to let many people go and hire many new people or companies that aligned to their new direction. Now you need to create a new culture from a diverse group of people and companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a new CEO who is very energetic to make a long lasting company. It will be critical to innovate and invest in the next big thing. I hope that is a priority and it won't get squelched as you fight for short term profitability.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lost Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Great technologies and people. Numerous opportunities provided over 20+ year career.

    Cons

    Unable to capitalize on developed technologies; poor senior management resulting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great job

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    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    you have a great chance for advancement

    Cons

    raises are tough to get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    All the good people are gone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked with an amazing and tight knit team. Before Chapter 11, there was a lot of positive energy. The technology we got to use was all very new and exciting. Flexible hours and the ability to work from home are what kept me there during the Chapter 11 days.

    Cons

    No career path, leadership has no clue. There was no synergy between groups within the company. It was every group for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire or jump off a cliff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice place to raise a family

    Cons

    not much opportunity to move forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the compensation of the top brass

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Pre-bankruptcy Kodak

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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

    Exceptionally talented co-workers - truly top performers cultivated through years of cutbacks.

    Cons

    The ever-present anxiety of working for a downsizing company takes its toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is little I can say to benefit the management team at this point, given the state of the company's shrinking core business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    project manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    salaries are very competitive - good benefits

    Cons

    possibility that the company will not rebound

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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