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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated February 25, 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. "Senior Internal Auditor (Millennial)"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  2. "Secuity Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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


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  5. "Could have been so much better"

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    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.


  6. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Experience to start a new career

    Cons

    Good amount of work and stress.


  7. "Less is more"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Flexible to all family needs

    Cons

    Too many bad selfish managers exist, lack of empowerment


  8. "Field Service at Eastman Kodak"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bunch of guys, fair bosses, interesting and challenging work. You could easily spend your whole career here, I did.

    Cons

    Compensation is a little weak. Increasing responsibility without increase in pay

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being the best not just as good as the rest.


  9. "Politics in an aging workforce"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and talented colleagues

    Cons

    An aging workforce has contributed to self focus rather than team goals and future stability

    Advice to Management

    Incentives for Senior Management should include ensuring a viable future and not just the next quarter performance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eastman Kodak has been a stellar employer to me. I have been treated with respect and professionalism. They value the work/life balance.

    Cons

    The worse thing about Kodak during my years here has been the constant down-sizing that has affected us all either in terms of losing your position or staying on and having to absorb additional duties.


  11. "Company trying to reinvent itself"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schdules for most employees

    Cons

    Future uncertain for all employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying



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