Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
385 Reviews
2.9
385 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 28 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 19 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 for 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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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Calcutta
    Former Employee - Manager in Calcutta

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for 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 for 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.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Pre-bankruptcy Kodak

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exceptionally talented co-workers - truly top performers cultivated through years of cutbacks.

    Cons

    The ever-present anxiety of working for a downsizing company takes its toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is little I can say to benefit the management team at this point, given the state of the company's shrinking core business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    project manager

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

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

    Pros

    salaries are very competitive - good benefits

    Cons

    possibility that the company will not rebound

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice place to raise a family

    Cons

    not much opportunity to move forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the compensation of the top brass

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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