Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
392 Reviews
2.8
392 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments (in 29 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 18 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 (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.  

    Behind the times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit in Norwalk, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Credit in Norwalk, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, benefits and salary are competitive, good perks, good work/life balance. A team oriented environment, you can count on your co-workers.

    Cons

    Always seem to be a step behind on the technology train. Communication is not a priority and can lead to mistrust of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue! Stop the bureaucratic red tape! You don't need a process to write a process. Focus on what you have in front of you and trust your employees to make the right decisions.

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

    Roller Coaster, very rich experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President & GM Asia in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Vice President & GM Asia in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Participate on Charter 11 and helped the company to re-emerge. Under transformation to more accountable vulture and more entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    very limited life-work balance, lack of accountability culture, too much need of reporting, low customer focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change company's culture to more accountability driven, agile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Once a good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting things to work on if you are in the right area

    Cons

    Too many cuts have gutted company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and try to regain trust in the work place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Best people to work with, too bad company is failing.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, generous salaries and benefits, decent work.

    Cons

    Failing company due to decades of selfish and narrow sighted management. Aging workforce. average age of employees has got to be in the upper 40s lower 50s. Nothing to draw in new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Is Eastman Kodak tied to any of its heritage?

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    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work here is learn about the need for change. You can't sit around trying to battle the Fuji film company for market share in film. Kodak has embraced and moved on to commercial digital printing.

    Cons

    One of the challenges here, is the legacy people still have the film based knowledge. It doesn't help with the new direction. Kodak had to let many people go and hire many new people or companies that aligned to their new direction. Now you need to create a new culture from a diverse group of people and companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a new CEO who is very energetic to make a long lasting company. It will be critical to innovate and invest in the next big thing. I hope that is a priority and it won't get squelched as you fight for short term profitability.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be a reference

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

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

    Pros

    Some intelligent people who still are around, mostly engineers and scientists, much fewer managers

    Cons

    No real & proven ability to even articulate let alone deliver on a strategy from Executive Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the few remaining good people at Kodak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Still selling buggywhips for horses in the 21st century

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Name brand recognition of products and logo

    Cons

    Nursing home culture, old world management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give it up

  10.  

    Lost Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great technologies and people. Numerous opportunities provided over 20+ year career.

    Cons

    Unable to capitalize on developed technologies; poor senior management resulting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great job

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    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Maker in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    you have a great chance for advancement

    Cons

    raises are tough to get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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