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Eastman Kodak Rochester Reviews

Updated January 13, 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
  • Upper management is disconnected with the workers, even if they try not to be (in 28 reviews)

  • Reputation (old technology company), middle to senior management not knowing the graphic communications market (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company for building long-term skills and experience.

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time.

  3. "Multiskilled operator"

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    Former Freelancer - Multiskilled Operator in Rochester, NY
    Former Freelancer - Multiskilled Operator in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay decent jobs hard work.

    Cons

    Walking into the buildings are a long walk.

    Advice to Management

    Give it a rest let someone else take over.


  4. "Great Colleagues - Too Many Changes too Often"

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    Former Employee - Global Product Marketing Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Global Product Marketing Manager in Rochester, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of intelligent and hard-working people to be with. I enjoyed working with every one of the people I interacted with on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Management too often changed the structure of businesses, not giving them enough time to develop into something meaningful before changing things again. Also, annual growth targets were frequently unrealistic as too many in the chain-of-command would increase targets from those closest to the businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick too it.


  5. "Worked there years ago. Great pay."

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    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits , received raises accordingly. Good Company to work for back in the day and has really downsized.

    Cons

    Can't think of any other than early work hours, some employees were lazy and they usually had a higher paying status.


  6. "Kodak review"

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    Former Employee - Fied Service Mange in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Fied Service Mange in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company and people and culture

    Cons

    Company not moving forward with new products

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box and comfort zone

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your tenured time as a Kodak employee. We agree with you in that we have great talented people and provide a culture where you can be your best! Innovation is one of our top... More


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

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    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.

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your insight into your role with us and your view of Kodak!
    We completely agree that this is an exciting time to be part of Kodak. Employee ideas and contributions are what has made... More

  8. 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


  9. "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.

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We are sorry to hear you did not feel you had opportunity for advancement. While not all jobs have distinct career paths, it is important that employees work with their leader through feedback and... More


  10. "Senior Internal Auditor (Millennial)"

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    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


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