Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
390 Reviews
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390 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 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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    • 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.  

    Once a good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting things to work on if you are in the right area

    Cons

    Too many cuts have gutted company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and try to regain trust in the work place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Best people to work with, too bad company is failing.

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, generous salaries and benefits, decent work.

    Cons

    Failing company due to decades of selfish and narrow sighted management. Aging workforce. average age of employees has got to be in the upper 40s lower 50s. Nothing to draw in new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Is Eastman Kodak tied to any of its heritage?

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work here is learn about the need for change. You can't sit around trying to battle the Fuji film company for market share in film. Kodak has embraced and moved on to commercial digital printing.

    Cons

    One of the challenges here, is the legacy people still have the film based knowledge. It doesn't help with the new direction. Kodak had to let many people go and hire many new people or companies that aligned to their new direction. Now you need to create a new culture from a diverse group of people and companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a new CEO who is very energetic to make a long lasting company. It will be critical to innovate and invest in the next big thing. I hope that is a priority and it won't get squelched as you fight for short term profitability.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lost Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Used to be a reference

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    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
  10.  

    Still selling buggywhips for horses in the 21st century

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Kodak

    Pros

    Name brand recognition of products and logo

    Cons

    Nursing home culture, old world management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give it up

  11.  

    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 (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

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