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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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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. "Once a good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting things to work on if you are in the right area

    Cons

    Too many cuts have gutted company

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better and try to regain trust in the work place


  2. "great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you have a great chance for advancement

    Cons

    raises are tough to get


  3. "Best people to work with, too bad company is failing."

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, generous salaries and benefits, decent work.

    Cons

    Failing company due to decades of selfish and narrow sighted management. Aging workforce. average age of employees has got to be in the upper 40s lower 50s. Nothing to draw in new blood.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful.


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  5. "Is Eastman Kodak tied to any of its heritage?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work here is learn about the need for change. You can't sit around trying to battle the Fuji film company for market share in film. Kodak has embraced and moved on to commercial digital printing.

    Cons

    One of the challenges here, is the legacy people still have the film based knowledge. It doesn't help with the new direction. Kodak had to let many people go and hire many new people or companies that aligned to their new direction. Now you need to create a new culture from a diverse group of people and companies.

    Advice to Management

    You have a new CEO who is very energetic to make a long lasting company. It will be critical to innovate and invest in the next big thing. I hope that is a priority and it won't get squelched as you fight for short term profitability.


  6. "Pre-bankruptcy Kodak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally talented co-workers - truly top performers cultivated through years of cutbacks.

    Cons

    The ever-present anxiety of working for a downsizing company takes its toll.

    Advice to Management

    There is little I can say to benefit the management team at this point, given the state of the company's shrinking core business.


  7. "Lost Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technologies and people. Numerous opportunities provided over 20+ year career.

    Cons

    Unable to capitalize on developed technologies; poor senior management resulting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


  8. "Great experience with a great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of SOX Compliance in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Director of SOX Compliance in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They look to promote good hard working people and even though they have gone thru major tansitions ion the last few years and during my tenure theyd idnt change the workplace environment

    Cons

    Not very poritable...so job security is a risk

    Advice to Management

    Get a CEO that can be proactive and run the Company like it is in the 21th century


  9. "project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salaries are very competitive - good benefits

    Cons

    possibility that the company will not rebound


  10. "Good long carrer while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Site Controller in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Site Controller in Windsor, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience with different business units

    Cons

    Company failure to adapt to digital age. Bankruptcy.


  11. "Business Downsizing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Industrial Design in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Industrial Design in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work variety (different types of products) and a corporate commitment to significantly improve the overall use experience through extensive user testing, observation and prototyping.

    Cons

    The decline in personal photographic products market (that are not smart phones) resulted in a significant downsizing of our internal department. The company shifted from and internal business structure to a private branding model..



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