Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
410 Reviews
2.8
410 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 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.  

    The job of lifetime

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 5 years)

    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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England

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

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Eastman Kodak as a contractor (more than a year)

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Account Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Account Coordinator in London, England

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than a year)

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow, England

    I have been working at Eastman Kodak

    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.  

    Good company, but to much overhead to get things done

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Rochester, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Rochester, NY (US)

    I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits in the 10 years between 2000 and 2010 were good.

    Cons

    New products are needed for future growth. Less red tape too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good

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    • 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 a 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

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