Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
397 Reviews
2.8
397 Reviews
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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.  

    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

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

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Calcutta
    Former Employee - Manager in Calcutta

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

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Head in Delhi
    Former Employee - Business Head in Delhi

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

    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.  

    Solid crew, sad environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    At Kodak I had great co-workers and was paid well especially given the low cost of living in Rochester. I found it to have a supportive environment for new employees.

    Cons

    The company was in disarray and was laying off people right and left making the work environment very stressful. I also found living in Rochester to be challenging, preferring bigger, more economically stable cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the work environment less dismal.

  6.  

    Behind the times

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    • Senior Management
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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
  7.  

    Roller Coaster, very rich experience

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    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
  8.  

    Lacking any concrete, long term goals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally good natured, positive people throughout.

    Cons

    No raises, bankruptcy, your boss changed every 3 months, always looking over your shoulder due to massive layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to do and stick to it. You own a zillion patents and have one of the top brand names in the world. Shouldn't be that tough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Kodak

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working people that want to do a good job. The folks I worked with did a fine job trying to make things work. Saving pennies anywhere they could.

    Cons

    Poor upper management decisions have drive this company into bankruptcy, out of bankruptcy and appearing to be heading back that way. Only way to make ends meet is to downsize again, again and again. Be careful if you want to work here. The marketing side needs to be overhauled to be able to be competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together sometime!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Barely Surviving

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

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

    Pros

    There is great technology in some areas of the company.

    Cons

    Tribalism, scarcity of resources, and lack of revenue are all contributing to a twisted sort of "Lord of the Flies" syndrome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a vacuum of real leadership across the major structural pillars of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Used to be a reference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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