Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 13 August 2014
Updated 13 August 2014
372 Reviews

2.9
372 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 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.  

    not good at Salaries or Career Opportunities as business is declining However Culture is Very Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Work Family life balance

    Cons

    Declining Business
    Less Salaries
    Less Career Progress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work, Best Work Ethics and Environment

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Calcutta
    Former Employee - Manager in Calcutta

    Pros

    Open Culture and Great Products

    Cons

    Product Innovation is low and not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions have to be taken after talking to Field Sales Work Force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A company which is struggling to reinvent.................

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    Former Employee - Business Head  in  Delhi
    Former Employee - Business Head in Delhi

    Pros

    An amazing organization - with leadership in all the segments it operated in for over 100 years - a brand which was amongst top 10 on top of the mind recall till recently. Great connect with the consumers, excellent distribution network , & great product linage !

    Cons

    A company with great brand and product range and the great team - failed to take the onus of developing new business lines for their consumer business - when they had the right skill set with in the organization. The leadership failed in recognizing the fact that the change of business model world wide offered excellent opportunity for India to develop products & services which met the consumer expectations - which could be scaled world wide making India as most enviable business model in the world - which could be replicated in other countries .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization still enjoys huge connect to consumers - which should not be lost . With all the businesses Kodak does , although it touches very many lives every day - the consumer business has been the very face of Kodak all the while. Kodak must sustain and build up on this to resurrect itself back to glory !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    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)

    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
  6.  

    Company ethics

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

    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
  7.  

    R&D technician

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

    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
  8.  

    Great family oriented company

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Great talent. Laid back culture

    Cons

    Company culture declined when film declined

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Review for Dayton, OH facility

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Dayton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Dayton, OH (US)

    Pros

    Excellent people, communication and vision within Dayton, OH facility. Departments worked well together to achieve site specific goals. Culture was excellent at one point, but has dramatically decreased with the involvement of corporate mandates.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy; performing non-value added activities due to outdated corporate policies; making decisions "across the board" instead of business unit specific. Leadership within the Dayton facility was excellent until corporate brought in management from other business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and start eliminating non-value added activities. Do not continue to perform tasks because "that's the way we've always done it."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer

    Pros

    Research and Design peers are top notch.

    Cons

    Constant risk of layoffs and pressure of doing more with less employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let R&D make more business decisions and not marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great educational and experiential growth in 80s and 90s.

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

    Pros

    The company has great and very talented people in a great mid-sized city. The time off policies and benefits are still good.

    Cons

    Some of the recent hires are not as qualified as those who have been around a while. There are some gems, but mostly people are hired because they knew someone from HP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inkjet won't make it. You need to find a business that is profitable. It is too bad you sold all of the profitable businesses to go after inkjet. J&J just sold Clinical Diagnostics for $4 billion, Eastman Chemical is highly profitable, Carestream Health has grown significantly, .... and there are many more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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