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Kodak Imaging Network Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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Kodak Imaging Network General Manager, Internet and Software Services, Consumer Digital Imaging Group Victor Cho
Victor Cho
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  1.  

    Hard but cool people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photographer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Photographer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Kodak Imaging Network full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and lots of variety in day to day work

    Cons

    Hard long work, standing in the sun or cold and bosses played a lot of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less favoritism, had the best sales but they picked a different girl to promote because they liked her and knew her previously!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Kodak Health Imaging bought a small biomedical in Fremont, CA & ruined it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Kodak Imaging Network full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with cutting edge radiology image enhancing software. Project Mgrs. were good

    Cons

    Kodak immediately froze hiring & wages when they bought it. Absentee (Rochester, NY) only cared about core film business, denied employee stock purchases, treated the CA acquisition as a corporate colony to be exploited. Many employees with English As A 2nd Language problems made all levels & types of communication very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being undersold by Fuji film cost you a lucrative medical imaging LOB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company while it lasted

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Kodak Imaging Network full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Good work life balance/flex schedule
    Pay decent
    Good promoting from within
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Upper management/Company always playing catch up to competition
    Scattered directions goals
    Employee morale low for long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear focus, direction
    Appreciate hard working employees
    Stop sugar coating harsh reality

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  5.  

    Great benefit but not much room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    Great health benefit if you have a family

    Cons

    Management is lacking clear direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set clear goals for how to win in this space.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I had a wonderful experience in leading the next generation platform architecture activities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    They recognize the role of the architects. They gave good opportunities for architects to drive the initial high level architecture and high level technology assessment.
    Occasionally you interact with Kodak labs to do proof-of-concept of new Imaging technologies.
    Product Management is pretty good in defining clear specifications through FSDs and UI functional specification and wireframes.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing of engineering activities to Wipro and ex-Intuit consultants/contractors.
    To a large extent it is Test driven development. QA team's deliverables influence the design and deliverables.
    1st level Engineering managers are not very competent. During my time they were more or less technical leads -- hence they are do not have any managerial experience.

    Extreme agile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Building solid engineering teams and expertise.
    Embed the role of architecture governance in the engineering deliverables.
    Temper Agile practices with traditional RUP.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Managers parachuted from Eastman Kodak are out of touch with their management style and people skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    The company was once promising.

    Cons

    Little respect for employees; No decision can be made promptly or be owned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off from Eastman Kodak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keeps sliding downhill...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    The benefits are good, especially for those with families. 9-5 schedule (or less) for most employees. Lots of flexibility in schedule for those with kids with opportunities to sometimes work at home, come in late, leave early, and so on. There are some really nice people here. Easy going office environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and increasing politics. Overall planning is weak and business seems to be largely reactive. Lots and lots of turnover in a short period of time so there's no historical knowledge leading to the same mistakes being made over and over again. Very little importance put on employee well-being or morale so motivation is very low overall. Not a great place if you want to advance in your career or have a career at all: unless you are a select few who have the right connections. and there a lots of "loudest voice in the room" type of situations. Lots of problems go un-addressed because of inefficiencies: bugs on the website can remain indefinitely.

    Logistically, the location isn't great if you don't drive - but there is a free city shuttle from the BART station so that helps. You can ride a bicycle but there are some questionable neighborhoods to pass through. Lunch options are pretty limited. Pay is lower than average. Contractors get treated poorly- ie. slow or vague conversion to permanent status/uncertain timelines/sudden endings/etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead your team with focus and logic. Treat your employees with respect - and this does include contractors. A declining business is not an excuse to treat people poorly. Listen to your existing employees and promote from within instead of simply bringing in a steady stream of people from your previous companies with questionable relevant experience and who largely have shown little real results. Create a real "team" that truly works together as one and maybe the ship won't sink completely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard to complain, but if you insist...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    It's a fairly comfortable place to work. Competitive compensation with good benefits. Not too much office politics. Some departments are strong, like Customer Service and Operations.

    Cons

    They used to get free soda and food from Costco. When the CEO did away with that, so did motivation and the productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those vending machines and bring back the Costco deliveries.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Kodak Gallery has a long or possibly short road ahead...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    Great industry with plenty of potential. The majority of the team are fantastic and the culture is warm, friendly, and family oriented. The online photo space is interesting and fun to work in.

    Cons

    Kodak Gallery lost its way around 2007 and has struggled to catch up to the competition since. The company continues to lose headwind and is in rapid decline. Unless you are looking for a formidable challenge and a chaotic scramble to gain back market share, this is not the place for advancing one's career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower and motivate the team with competitive compensation, office perks, career advancement objectives, like reviews that are before half the year is over, and morale boosting programs if you want people to put in 100% and be motivated. Try promoting from within when hiring new leadership.Then take a real hard look at the current identity of the company and figure out how to revamp and innovate it to stay in the game.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Good Ole Boy Promotions Not Credential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst II in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst II in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kodak Imaging Network

    Pros

    Benefits are very decent and slightly costly.

    Cons

    Pay was below par, pay scale was not average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote management employees according to knowledge and service.

    No opinion of CEO

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