Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
373 Reviews

2.9
373 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance, benefits, salaries, were excellent in the R&D departments (in 27 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 18 reviews)

  • Upper management is absolutely blind to any holes in their strategy (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The job of lifetime

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England

    Pros

    Excellent people,workplace and management. The new management team is creating a Modern Kodak which is young and skilled and willing to be back as number 1 worldwide.

    Cons

    New technology needed to get back as innovative company, more training has to be given to develop further all the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more benefit for the employers that have helped kodak to come out of the chapter 11

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, poor strategy

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Great people, good salary and benefits. The people work really hard to make things happen despite any red tape. Overall during the years it has been a good company to work for but latterly not so great.

    Cons

    Poor long term strategy. Atmosphere was not very good after going in to Chapter 11 in 2012. Not sure how long the company will survive in to 2014 and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the future and embrace technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good workplace, but could not survive

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England

    Pros

    Good teams, interesting research projects. Good people to work with (including the managers). Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to get permanent position. Low-average salary range for contractors. Closed down due to economic recession. Inconsistent policy for awarding scientific contribution.

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    Excellent working environment

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    Current Employee - Operations Account Coordinator  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Account Coordinator in London, England

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Good training
    Excellent working environment
    Good staff sales

    Cons

    Limited progression oportunities due to current situation of the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad salary and health insurance but no growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Harrow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow, England

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements.
    OK salary.
    Quite ok atmosphere at work.

    Cons

    No growth resulting in no future.
    Bankruptcy protection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to end this game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It started out as a great company...but over the years has dropped badly

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    Pros

    Your coworkers were the best, until they started all yearly downsizing's in the early 2000's. Early on there was a lot of places to move and grow your career.

    Cons

    After the yearly downsizing's started then it was always looking over your shoulder and wondering if you were going to be the next one to be "impacted". A sense of relief and you could work for another year and then be told the financials were bad and then they would have to cut some more jobs. It just got so disheartening. And then after they had layed off someone you had to take on the extra work with no help. And all the goodbye lunches were so sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A once great company, now struggling to find its way.

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

    Pros

    Great learning and growth opportunities in technical and leadership arenas. Fantastic portfolio of technology and IP. Outstanding skill, talent and competency in the workforce.

    Cons

    Lack of a solid and shared future vision. Lack of job security due to continuous downsizing. Employee and retiree benefits eroding. Future is uncertain, and morale took a huge hit over past years prior to and through bankruptcy. A once great company, fallen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to and utilize the insights and talent of your people. Learn to support innovation and take calculated risks. Create a viable vision for the future. Confidently challenge your higher-ups when you ought to, as there is no safety in being a yes-person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company ethics

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Rochester, NY (US)

    Pros

    Good compnay to work with. Good technology, culture, people and environment

    Cons

    company went bankrupt due to mismanagement by the top managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having moal vaues when you start working for the company like Kodak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    R&D technician

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

    Pros

    Rochester is a great community of diverse people. Kodak has a renewed energy about itself and the future and it is starting to be reflected in the employees

    Cons

    Projects can still be cancelled with little or no warning and new projects are very competitive to get into. Seniority is no longer a means unto itself. Things are always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a strategic plan for the future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great family oriented company

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Great talent. Laid back culture

    Cons

    Company culture declined when film declined

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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