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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Pros
  • work life balance is very progressive (in 38 reviews)

  • Nice sense of community in the good people there (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Top Upper management doesn't know the different jobs and has misguided this company for a lot of years No raises in a long time (in 26 reviews)

  • No capital funding due to chapter 11 (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Still a diverse company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Kodak was a huge company that became a much smaller company with individual business units becoming more separated over time. It's not clear that an evaluation of "Kodak" overall is useful. It depends on what business and location a person is considering. There are still lots of bright, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing was demoralizing. Constantly looking for places to plug "leftover" management.


  2. "Good company, Great technology, seeking multiple growth paths"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is now more flexible, nimble and innovative. HR policies are cutting edge including flexible (not seniority based) vacation benefits. Divisions are given autonomy to pursue their best path forward. Many innovations and product ideas queued up for success as growth engines. Great place for people early in their careers to start since current employees are highly experienced / experts in their fields and therefore available to mentor new talent and to create promotional opportunities quickly.

    Cons

    Company needs to have a couple of wins from new product/technologies in pipeline to ensure path forward to growth.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage technology and innovation to create compelling products that lead to growth.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company To work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kodak was a great company to work for. The pay was good and it was a nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and bad business decisions by senior management

    Eastman Kodak Response

    May 18, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We really appreciate you sharing this feedback. It’s great to see you had such a positive experience with your compensation and the great culture here at Kodak. While some very difficult business ... More


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  5. "Phographer"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Photographer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    you get to have flexible schedules and last min changes if you have anybody covers for you.
    Friendly supervisors makes the job easier.

    Cons

    if you are working one of those outside locations it is probably going to be to hot to be in those black employee clothes. Salary could have been little higher for the job

    Eastman Kodak Response

    May 18, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your recent post, you may have been looking for Kodak Alaris – Event Imaging Solutions that provides photography services at many major attraction sites.


  6. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known employer. In film days it provided great opportunities, but when film ended so did all the benefits of working there.

    Cons

    Worked in isolation and didn't interact with anyone in the group. You got paid to produce but had no hope for new opportunities or advancement.


  7. "Technical Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting times to work for Kodak as it develops and redevelops itself, they do listen to ideas but sometimes they are a little bit to conservative.

    Cons

    Company at this point was run by finance and IT.

    Advice to Management

    Build a 3G photoframe.

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We completely agree that this is an exciting time to be part of Kodak. Employee ideas are what has made Kodak a leader in science and technology. We have ... More


  8. "Senior Internal Auditor (Millennial)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The employees at Kodak are friendly, hard working, and care about the future of the company.

    - The work is challenging and presents a growth opportunity for newer employees.

    - The company is forced to pay a premium for quality employees, so negotiate wisely.

    Cons

    - The "stable" businesses at Kodak are experiencing predictable annual declines, which the company offsets through cost cutting (i.e. layoffs) and selling off smaller parts of the business. This has been going on for decades and it will likely continue. As a result, the lack of job security may be too risky for some, but certainly not all perspective employees.

    - High pressure work environment (at times), very little international travel, wages are getting less competitive relative to risk, and the company's health insurance is not very competitive either.

    - No two processes are the same at Kodak and process improvement suggestions fall on deaf ears, or are met with excuses.

    - The average work week was between 60 and 80 hours.

    - Those who give everything are rewarded with more work.

    Advice to Management

    Increase senior management exposure to daily processes.

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We really appreciate this well thought out feedback about your time at Kodak. It’s wonderful to hear that you had a really positive experience with your co-workers and found your role challenging! We ... More


  9. "Secuity Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is very progressive

    Cons

    very difficult to bring in fresh and new thoughts on work environment

    Advice to Management

    Change management needed

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Kodak is driving a culture of empowerment. It is critically important that our employees feel comfortable sharing their innovative ideas. If you feel ... More


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, many advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Get ready to be overworked and underappreciated

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you sharing this feedback. It’s wonderful to see that you enjoyed the benefits and felt you had a lot of advancement opportunities. We are sorry to hear you felt unappreciated at times ... More


  11. "Could have been so much better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people with a mind for innovation. Passion for photography!

    Cons

    Leadership was not in tune with customer needs, and biased the strategy away from the market.

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Our passion for photography is something that really marked us from the beginning. We are excited to expand that passion through innovation. As the market and technology evolves, we are working at ... More


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