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  1. "Senior Internal Auditor (Millennial)"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    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


  2. "Secuity Architect"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Kodak is driving a culture of empowerment. It is critically important that our employees feel comfortable sharing their innovative ideas. If you feel... More

  3. "Good company with unclear future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, culture and benefits

    Cons

    Unclear future, lack of growing, stagnating industry

    Eastman Kodak Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments. It is wonderful to see you have 10+ years with us at Kodak. We are fortunate to have tenured employees such as yourself who have built a career and continue to move... More


  4. "Sr Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product technology
    Creative work environment.

    Cons

    Pay has been stagnant.
    Engineers are over worked at time

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to motivate employees without raises


  5. "good people, good work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people, good work environment

    Cons

    company went bankrupt, poor senior leadership


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    "Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dynamic teams, learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Overall work environment/atmosphere is not inspiring given the challenges the company is facing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Kodak"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler of Labor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Scheduler of Labor in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Kodak (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great starting pay and opportunities for upward mobility. I started as a high school co-op. After my year, I was offered a position.

    Cons

    Job security issues gave coworkers anxiety. They always worried about job cuts. It made the work environment stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Advancement within departments would have been nice instead of finding better positions outside of the department.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Culture needs improvement to attract young"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Webster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is good about giving flexibility to people in terms of working from home when needed and most employees seem loyal to Kodak

    Cons

    The old corporate feel and structure is still alive and well despite managements effort to address. Talent is a major issue as is work environment which borders on depressing given the lack of investment in the office space over decades.

    Advice to Management

    Management is seen as out of touch to the typically employee and as having a short term stint at the Company while they are hiring there 'friends' in newly created positions and paying excessive salaries for the market cap of Kodak. Pay structure seems to be formulaic so hard decisions and conversations don't have to be had.


  9. "Production Worker Review (Kettering, OH location)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Physically clean work environment on production floor.

    Cons

    Too much backstabbing and lack of caring about veteran workers' salaries versus those of newer employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to be part of the solution, not part of the problem!


  10. "Solid crew, sad environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    At Kodak I had great co-workers and was paid well especially given the low cost of living in Rochester. I found it to have a supportive environment for new employees.

    Cons

    The company was in disarray and was laying off people right and left making the work environment very stressful. I also found living in Rochester to be challenging, preferring bigger, more economically stable cities.

    Advice to Management

    Make the work environment less dismal.


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