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Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

Pros

Great benefits, talented workforce. Contrary to popular belief, this company has been at the forefront of many digital technologies. It was one of the leaders in digital still cameras and the PhotoCD program pioneered the display of consumer images on Video and computer devices at high quality from film scans long before such quality was obtainable via digital capture.

Cons

The downfall of much of the pioneering technology is that Kodak never found the right business model to make digital profitable and hence always reverted to it's bread-n-butter Cash Cow - film. This, coupled with an over-funded Research Laboratory possessing an Ivory Tower mentality doomed any significant inroads into consumer digital dominance. Kodak also possesses an arrogant self image as being the World Expert in Image Science. This has perpetuated a "Not Invented Here" attitude allowing many, more nimble, companies to produce cheaper "good enough" products to displace Kodak brands. Bottom line, although Kodak possesses an extraordinarily talented technical workforce, this has never been properly challenged nor held accountable for performance in the marketplace.
Finally, Kodak's hierarchical management structure precludes individual accountability and individual contribution.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shed "leadership teams", replace self-appointed title of "Image Science Excellence" and to demonstrate true innovation.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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    Former Employee - Client Services  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    The people are nice and care about you.

    Cons

    the company is unfortunately going bankrupt

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A formerly great company in decline.

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    Former Employee - Software Applications  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Software Applications in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits many very good people

    Cons

    Highly regimented, huge bureaucracy. The biggest downside however, is the bankruptcy and the constant threat of layoffs

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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