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Eastman Kodak CEO Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
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  1. Mgr

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    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with who are open to exchanging ideas

    Cons

    Downsizing and outsourcing functions out of the USA

  2. Good company

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

      Pros

      Good company, good people, great teamwork

      Cons

      State of the industry and changes

    • Sinking ship

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      Former Employee - District Service Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good rank and file people.

      Cons

      Terrible upper management. Failing business. Layoffs every year

    • Foolish Corporate Beuracrats

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      Current Employee - Software Developer in Rochester, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Unlimited PTO, long company history, large facilities, company events frequent

      Cons

      Upper Management has no strategy, mid level managers are hit or miss, projects can be assigned last minute, the company is constantly out of money so your pay won't be awesome, not a lot of growth opportunity

      Advice to Management

      Upper management, listen to your middle managers. You hired them to lead their divisions on purpose. Middle Managers please communicate with other middle managers. Often Upper managers are not looking at projects but just numbers and it leads to hard situations for their workers

    • It’s ok

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Reasonable work-life balance. The benefits were good. My work there was valued.

      Cons

      Worried about long-term prospects for career advancement.

      Eastman Kodak Response

      January 2, 2019

      Thank you for your review. We value the work of all our employees and are very happy to hear you enjoyed your work-life balance during your time at Kodak. Now is actually a great time to join Kodak! With multiple new initiatives to strengthen our position as an innovative leader. ...

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    • Executive Secretary

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      Former Employee - Exutive SEcretary in Rochester, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great Benefit and Retirement Package, trained employees thoroughly, flexibility, many opportunities for job growth

      Cons

      Unstable company, downsizing for exempt and non exempt employees

      Advice to Management

      Set priorities for all of your employees, exempt and non-exempt

      Eastman Kodak Response

      January 2, 2019

      Thank you for your five star review! We are so happy to hear you worked with a great team and took advantage of our benefits. We understand the challenges our employees have faced as we have had to make difficult decisions during our transformation when our financial performance ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      Appears to be heading toward insolvency - again

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      Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rochester, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Easy work, little to no discipline or structure or leadership from management means you can pretty much do as you please. Decent compensation

      Cons

      - Company outlook is not good right now. Jeff Clarke hasn't done much better than his predecessor with respect to stock performance - For some reason Kodak seem hell bent on hiring sub par executive talent, recruiting Steven Overman who's last accolade was shutting the lights off at Nokia as that ship sunk -Clarke has hired a bunch of sub par managers under him with credentials that read more like a graveyard of now...

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      Advice to Management

      The senior leadership team has dogged Kodak for years. Rather than finding well established and well credentialed leaders - they've stuck with a combination of Rochester leftovers who have been reassigned from one division to the next year after year, and incoming execs who don't understand the core business at all

      Eastman Kodak Response

      January 2, 2019

      Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We take your comments seriously and hope that while you were employed at Kodak in a Senior Manager role, you were able to voice your concerns though the various confidential channels available to all employees/stakeholder.

    • field service engineer

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      Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Kansas City, MO
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Positive work environment. Good management. Good vacation time. Nice perks

      Cons

      Continuing to reduce work force. Service personnel spread pretty slim.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to support the field

      Eastman Kodak Response

      January 2, 2019

      Thank you for your feedback. Each and every Kodak employee plays a key role in helping keep up with customer demands and we appreciate all the effort you put into your role. Our Kodak leadership is working to better position the company for future growth by narrowing our focus ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      Good People, Good Technology, Failing Business

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        Current Employee - Engineer in Dayton, OH
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        I work with many good people - both technically competent and pleasant to work with. The inkjet technology is unique and should stand to be profitable.

        Cons

        As film declined Kodak continually shrank and struggled to adapt. It has been unable to make substantial profits and is threatened by heavy debt. Continuous layoffs destroy morale and devalue the company in the eyes of customers. The future is very uncertain.

        Eastman Kodak Response

        January 2, 2019

        Thank you for your response. We are fortunate to have tenured employees such as yourself who have built a career and continue to move forward with us. It is important for us to hear from our employees to understand your concerns. Over the last 4 years we have continued to ...

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      • Try to avoid. Better options out there

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

        I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Interesting technologies. Good people to work with.

        Cons

        Average Benefits at best; salary stagnant; Business on the decline

        Advice to Management

        Change in leadership sorely needed. No direction or growth expected. Might be too late.

        Eastman Kodak Response

        January 2, 2019

        Thank you for your response. As an organization, we are working hard to ensure we gain insights into work issues and solutions at all levels within the company. We are sorry to hear you do not feel the benefits and salaries are not competitive. Kodak does regularly participate ...

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