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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. "good pay but limited career growth opportunties"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay well
    some good people in the ranks, tho many are leaving and being replaced by less competent people

    Cons

    very hierarchical decision making
    Head office in Rochester is disconnected with Vancouver team and does not
    Senior management are not from the commercial print industry and does not consult those lower in the organization that have experience in the market.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor planning towards the future, no vision , no research and development, lack of interest on people, awful managers."

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    Former Employee - Electrical Test Technician in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electrical Test Technician in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable job for few years, flex time was wonderful to be able to raise children.

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions and harassment by some managers. Flex time removed some time after Creo was bought by Kodak.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the Laborers. Encorage people.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "slow death"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good bonus for high earners.

    Cons

    the management team that drove it into the ground was still there.

    Advice to Management

    none.


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  5. "Old Faithful"

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    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are usually very nice to work with. Customers are mostly agreeable. Recent changes in management should bring about positive changes.

    Cons

    No constant direction or focus from product management. Lack of real innovation or support from product development. Not enough resources in product development.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Production Burnaby, BC, Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    People are still dedicated although nothing goes for them. Once upon a time, Creo was a very progressive and successful Canadian company where employees used to have a strong technical background and very good education. Now here and there you could see some of the employees trying to keep the Creoite culture in place and stop the corporation-old dinosaur Kodak culture at bay.

    Cons

    Working for the company for 16 years. Started at Creo, continued with Creo-Sitex and then Kodak. Kodak destroyed R&D in Burnaby. Three waves of management (and their cliques) came and went within two years. Huge void of people with technical and people skills and education. Most excellent employees left the job on their own looking for greener pastures while whoever stayed is being laid off by a handful of managers who play Rochester, NY's cards with disregard of any common sense, employees well being or technical acumen. Employees are overworked, stressed to max, underpaid and totally mistreated by managers who were appointed by upper echelons and who are demonstrating their lack of knowledge and people skills but showing their big egos. Newly hired employees are not committed to the company but are paid way better than loyal employees with better knowledge, product understanding and dedication. The HR Department is almost nonexistent and not represented by knowledgeable members. Complaining unhappy people are listened to in a charade-type meeting but targeted by managers for lay offs, not taken seriously, and bullied. The culture is only for "Yes Man" people. Initiative, outspokenness, back bone, educational, emotional and spiritual verticality have no place in Kodak-Burnaby. Managers are the ones bullying and people are extremely afraid to speak up, fearing the loss of their job during a bad economy period of time. No bonuses, no salary increases for many, many years, benefits lessening in time, no more flexibility. Hemorrhaging money left and right due to managerial incompetence. Nobody is accountable for anything and only the little-(wo)men, on low paid jobs, are the ones paying the price. People getting sick and repeated, long periods of disability leave. Old equipment, no money to update. Managers' friends sleep in the First Aid Room or at the plotting machines while others overtake jobs that initially were performed by 3-4 people. Long time to implement product improvements and no remorse when the competition is getting ahead with new ideas that are still in the process of discussing at Kodak. If you want to work and be paid, contribute and be acknowledged, feel like in a family and stress free, look somewhere else to work, not at Kodak-Burnaby.

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO should shake up the clique in power in Burnaby, promote competent employees and good leaders.


  7. "Kodak Canada was good..."

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    Former Employee - Facility and Asset Management in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Facility and Asset Management in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Kodak too over a company called CREO which had a great Co culture. Once the take over happened the corp culture declined a bit but it was still a good place to work.

    Cons

    Formalization of cost spending was a pain in the butt, but it was understandable as Eastman Kodak was a much larger entity.

    Advice to Management

    Formalization of cost spending was a pain in the abut, but it was understandable as Eastman Kodak was a much larger entity.


  8. "Very hard to be promoted even with year of experience within the Company."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laboral Stability was very good for 8 years.

    Cons

    No vision, Employees opinions never taken in consideration.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives to the low level employees and less to the white collar ones.


  9. "It was a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-wrokers, Great manager, Decent salary

    Cons

    Company is in financial trouble

    Advice to Management

    Please stop destroying this great company


  10. "Future is not as bright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Still have some very good people and interesting work left
    Still have good open work culture left
    Good work life balance, flex time

    Cons

    Unfortunately with the cost cutting and layoffs: Some of the best talent have been let go and the morale is low for those left


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult due to the pains involved with a business transformation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workplace Flexibility
    Lots of work in the project queue

    Cons

    No money for training
    No money to improve on out-of-date back office technologies
    Salary Freeze

    Advice to Management

    Look at the SG&A managers as I do not believe that they F.A.S.T message is making through this level of middle management


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