Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
378 Reviews
2.9
378 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments (in 27 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Atmosphere was not very good after going in to Chapter 11 in 2012 (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management is absolutely blind to any holes in their strategy (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ok place to work, great work colleagues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for 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.  

    Good long carrer while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Site Controller  in  Windsor, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Site Controller in Windsor, CO (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of experience with different business units

    Cons

    Company failure to adapt to digital age. Bankruptcy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience with a great Company

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    Former Employee - Director of SOX Compliance  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of SOX Compliance in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They look to promote good hard working people and even though they have gone thru major tansitions ion the last few years and during my tenure theyd idnt change the workplace environment

    Cons

    Not very poritable...so job security is a risk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a CEO that can be proactive and run the Company like it is in the 21th century

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Business Downsizing

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    Former Employee - Manager of Industrial Design  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager of Industrial Design in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work variety (different types of products) and a corporate commitment to significantly improve the overall use experience through extensive user testing, observation and prototyping.

    Cons

    The decline in personal photographic products market (that are not smart phones) resulted in a significant downsizing of our internal department. The company shifted from and internal business structure to a private branding model..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It started out as a great company...but over the years has dropped badly

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Your coworkers were the best, until they started all yearly downsizing's in the early 2000's. Early on there was a lot of places to move and grow your career.

    Cons

    After the yearly downsizing's started then it was always looking over your shoulder and wondering if you were going to be the next one to be "impacted". A sense of relief and you could work for another year and then be told the financials were bad and then they would have to cut some more jobs. It just got so disheartening. And then after they had layed off someone you had to take on the extra work with no help. And all the goodbye lunches were so sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wow, what a huge disappointment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Work from home
    Fairly flexible
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Possibly the oldest systems I have ever worked on in my life. I think actually many of the systems were written before the year of my birth (70s). The leadership lies to you and customer. Prior to Kodak announcing the bankruptcy, I had arranged a conference call with a large end user customer along with top leadership to assure them we were NOT filing for bankruptcy. Less than one week later, Chapter 11 was filed. I understood that this wasn't something that should have been shared prematurely, but then why get on the call?!?! Postpone it- push it off, don't bold faced lie to them. The top management are all in bed with each other (literally). The tenure at the company is embarrassing and there are dozens of people retired on the job. So when someone without retirement countdown clock joins the company, they are met with constant resistance to change ANYTHING. Imagine that- the employees are the worst enemy for company success. Stay away from this place; it is a Cancer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RETIRE!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A once great company, now struggling to find its way.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great learning and growth opportunities in technical and leadership arenas. Fantastic portfolio of technology and IP. Outstanding skill, talent and competency in the workforce.

    Cons

    Lack of a solid and shared future vision. Lack of job security due to continuous downsizing. Employee and retiree benefits eroding. Future is uncertain, and morale took a huge hit over past years prior to and through bankruptcy. A once great company, fallen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to and utilize the insights and talent of your people. Learn to support innovation and take calculated risks. Create a viable vision for the future. Confidently challenge your higher-ups when you ought to, as there is no safety in being a yes-person.

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

    Company ethics

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good compnay to work with. Good technology, culture, people and environment

    Cons

    company went bankrupt due to mismanagement by the top managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having moal vaues when you start working for the company like Kodak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    R&D technician

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    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Rochester is a great community of diverse people. Kodak has a renewed energy about itself and the future and it is starting to be reflected in the employees

    Cons

    Projects can still be cancelled with little or no warning and new projects are very competitive to get into. Seniority is no longer a means unto itself. Things are always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a strategic plan for the future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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