Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
389 Reviews
2.8
389 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 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.  

    The job of lifetime

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    • 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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    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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    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 an 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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    • 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 an 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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    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.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  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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