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"You must remember this"

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Former Employee - Manager Doing Director-level Work, Without Recognition Or Title in Rochester, NY
Former Employee - Manager Doing Director-level Work, Without Recognition Or Title in Rochester, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Kodak was once a great brand, and its name and products resonated with business decision-makers and consumers. It was the Apple of its day. It knew how to superbly market products of average quality.

Cons

The company lost its way, trying to do digital while clinging to the film business. It didn't have the money to advertise or commercialize new products. It had chief marketing executives with relentless egos and no judgment. And the leadership -- from the board of directors to the CEO -- made horrifically bad decisions, then executed them poorly, resulting in late-to-market products with high failure rates. The Kodak Moment became an epitaph.

Advice to Management

The board of directors should be sanctioned by the SEC and dismissed, and barred from ever serving in a director-level capacity at any business bigger than an ice cream stand. A new board that actually understands how to commercialize and market digital printing and other technologies should be installed. I don't expect the current CEO to remain very long, when and if Kodak exits bankruptcy. They might try a female CEO, because all the testosterone-fueled decisions have ruined the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Eastman Kodak

  1. "Eastman Kodak Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and opportunities earlier on

    Cons

    In Chapter 11 and shutting down or selling off divisions

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with your employees while in Chapter 11


  2. "Great Career at Kodak."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people; Imaging is a great technology.

    Cons

    Chapter 11 - we are in turmoil

    Advice to Management

    Give us something to believe in.

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