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Updated February 14, 2018
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Pros
  • work life balance is very progressive (in 39 reviews)

  • Nice sense of community in the good people there (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor upper management managed to run a 100 (in 28 reviews)

  • Reputation (old technology company), middle to senior management not knowing the graphic communications market (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Kodak"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Current Employee - HRBP in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very human and warm environment

    Cons

    Old school habits could complicate projects when you want to change things for good.

    Advice to Management

    Change


  2. "Sales and Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great Product and Incredible People to be around.

    Cons

    Financial Changes within Kodak were challenging for a sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    Go Kodak.. Go Bitcoin

  3. "To bad it can't grow its business"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good interesting jobs,

    Cons

    Can't seem you grow its business.


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Dailies Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Dailies Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Partime work hours varied a lot


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun sailing on sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance to contribute. Lots of capable co-workers. Learn a ton from people that were trained well when the company was profitable and invested in their employees.

    Cons

    Senior management never changed company to fix cost structure. Don't know how to sell the great technology they have at a premium to customers. Old timers waiting to retire after a long decline.

    Advice to Management

    Sell company to large powerhouse like Dow/Dupont, 3M, or another big innovative materials company that will shed costs and support longterm technology plays.


  6. "Still a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Product lines are compelling and interesting.

    Cons

    Its future is uncertain because of its bankruptcy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling Company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent committed talented People
    -Great Heritage and History of Innovation
    -High Capability and Industry Knowledge

    Cons

    -Habit of using people reduction to cost control
    -People are overworked; little work/life balance due to consolidation and reductions
    -Innovation vocabulary but unwilling to take on the risk and challenge of doing things differently.
    -People in constant fear of being reduced so they aren't assertive nor risk takers
    -Morale low due to a lack of trust in leadership.
    -Seemingly no viable business initiatives that will turn the business around; putting org effort into "pipe dreams"

    Advice to Management

    -Restructure org for higher org performance versus restructuring to reduce cost.
    -Provide a focus on org "mindset/culture" innovation so they focus on opportunities in innovation in the technology that grow the business.
    -Reduce fear of reduction
    -Be truthful with the organization about the health of the business.
    -Replace Jeff with a CEO that knows more than the numbers, but also is strategic and understands the value of people in the success of the business. Jeff is a "crisis manager" not a "true" long-term business leader.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back place. Lots of nice people.

    Cons

    Nothing really, it was a very pleasant place. Lots of smart people.


  9. "Perfect Picture Show"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment, interesting work.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Fun place to work


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good

    Cons

    the management is not great

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


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