Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
418 Reviews
2.8
418 Reviews
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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)

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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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Calcutta
    Former Employee - Manager in Calcutta

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

    Formerly one of the best, now struggling to be it again.

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, high ethics, professionalism, good engineering skills, people help each other more than compete with each other.

    Cons

    Struggling in today's markets, a shell of what it once was. The top engineering talent has left to other opportunities, the people left are often the "C"team. Not being negative, just honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give up on this company, don't strip it clean. It has greatness left, it can come back. Find your strengths and run with them, not try and force what you want strengths in.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company with glory past, pleasant working experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleague, lean organisation, good products

    Cons

    Career development
    Didn't recover from the down turn successfully

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make long term strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Unique, ethical, proud, family of employees

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

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

    Pros

    tremendous experiences over my career

    Cons

    not entrepreneurial enough - too autocratic - too many processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe in your employees - and success will follow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It was a fun place to work but I don't think I could recommend it right now.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with. Challenging work at times and learned a lot along the way.

    Cons

    Always worried about layoffs. People I knew kept getting impacted by the layoffs which was sad. There were so few people left. It is sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Lead Developer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Developer in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging problems, extremely bright colleagues, flexible work schedule, "family-like" atmosphere.

    Cons

    Crazy work hours sometimes, lack of resources for all planned work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more staff. Adopt Agile processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Ok company

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Bonus, healthcare
    Good people
    Good values

    Cons

    People are depressed
    Company is old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Superior technology and people hampered by poor management

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    Eastman Kodak has great technology and there are great opportunities to learn new skills, as well as opportunities to relocate just about anywhere, as Kodak has world wide operations.

    Cons

    Kodak has been poorly managed since the 80's. Kodak is now a shadow of it's former self, and there is a great deal uncertainty about the future success of the newly restructured company and about the ability of the new management to successfully reinvent the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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