Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 19 January 2015
Updated 19 January 2015
409 Reviews
2.8
409 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 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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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

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    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.  

    Overall

    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    A great place to work. Great people.

    Cons

    Poor management. Can not make any money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Environment

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    The folks still at Kodak care about their responsibilities & product delivery.

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs that are always in the back of folks minds and a part of conversations during day-to-day activities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. Software Engineer

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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

    Pros

    Core company values are adhered to and respected by everyone in the company. Pay and benefits are great. Flexible work hours (within reason).

    Cons

    Management is rigid. Morale is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks. Decisions have to be made quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Warehouse work was back breaking sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for from an IT perspective.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Good technology offerings; lower level management seeks good opportunities for employees; opportunity to work across a number of industries and geographies.

    Cons

    Takes too long for decisions to be made; direction gets set and then changed half-way through; the company comes up with great products but can't get them quickly enough to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more decisions to be made at lower levels; avoid decisions that appear as "knee-jerk" reactions; make decisions quicker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Kodak is being reorganized to drive needed operational and cultural changes. Should really help.

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

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and technology, respectful culture, fast paced turnaround environment under new leadership.

    Cons

    Still too much complexity in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the changes needed for Kodak to be a faster moving company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company under pressure to revive itself.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Mid-sized city with very good public schools in suburbs. Family oriented. Work-life balance,
    Was a very diverse company with great opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Lot of wrong strategic decisions that burn up cash. Sold profitable businesses to support unrealistic new ventures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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