Eastman Kodak

www.kodak.com

Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 19 January 2015
Updated 19 January 2015
409 Reviews
2.8
409 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments (in 30 reviews)

  • Excellent managers who had a vested interest in developing good people (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Unable to capitalize on developed technologies; poor senior management resulting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is absolutely blind to any holes in their strategy (in 19 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Ok place to work, great work colleagues

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

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

    Pros

    Intersate travel, Intermediate management OK great friendships,

    Cons

    Upper level management unresponsive, dirrectionless,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall

    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    A great place to work. Great people.

    Cons

    Poor management. Can not make any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Environment

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

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

    Pros

    The folks still at Kodak care about their responsibilities & product delivery.

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs that are always in the back of folks minds and a part of conversations during day-to-day activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Sr. Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Core company values are adhered to and respected by everyone in the company. Pay and benefits are great. Flexible work hours (within reason).

    Cons

    Management is rigid. Morale is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks. Decisions have to be made quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Warehouse work was back breaking sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for from an IT perspective.

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

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Good technology offerings; lower level management seeks good opportunities for employees; opportunity to work across a number of industries and geographies.

    Cons

    Takes too long for decisions to be made; direction gets set and then changed half-way through; the company comes up with great products but can't get them quickly enough to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more decisions to be made at lower levels; avoid decisions that appear as "knee-jerk" reactions; make decisions quicker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Kodak is being reorganized to drive needed operational and cultural changes. Should really help.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and technology, respectful culture, fast paced turnaround environment under new leadership.

    Cons

    Still too much complexity in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the changes needed for Kodak to be a faster moving company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great gone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Afforded good opportunities most of career

    Cons

    Some key leadership prioritized personal incentives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company under pressure to revive itself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Mid-sized city with very good public schools in suburbs. Family oriented. Work-life balance,
    Was a very diverse company with great opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Lot of wrong strategic decisions that burn up cash. Sold profitable businesses to support unrealistic new ventures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Is there a future at Kodak?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY (US)

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Has exceptional technology and long-service employees committed to the business

    Cons

    Employee moral is very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Eastman Kodak? Share Your Experiences

Eastman Kodak

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.