Eastman Kodak
3.0 of 5 349 reviews
www.kodak.com Rochester, NY 5000+ Employees

Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke

Jeffrey J. Clarke


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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good work/life balance, shuttle bus, better relationship between colleagues,"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Excellent managers who had a vested interest in developing good people"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Atmosphere was not very good after going in to Chapter 11 in 2012"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Upper Management is is clueless with rest of the company businesses"
    in 15 reviews
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It was a great experience

Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

ProsGreat co-wrokers, Great manager, Decent salary

ConsCompany is in financial trouble

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop destroying this great company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked there 10 years

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsMost of my colleagues were outstanding, Salary and benefits rocked.

ConsSome of my colleagues were high schoolers. Well, they acted like it. Management had no clue how to deal with them. Promotions were who you know and not what you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your other managers how to be managers.

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Very hard to be promoted even with year of experience within the Company.

Electrical Technician (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC

I have been working at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLaboral Stability was very good for 8 years.

ConsNo vision, Employees opinions never taken in consideration.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore incentives to the low level employees and less to the white collar ones.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good place for development

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time for more than a year

Pros- Pay is OK
- Comprehensive information management systems
- Everybody know kodak (though not fancy anymore)

Cons- Negative employee morale due to ongoing layoff
- Career development is vague
- People may work in two or three roles due to cost reduction

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Future is not as bright

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Eastman Kodak full-time

ProsStill have some very good people and interesting work left
Still have good open work culture left
Good work life balance, flex time

ConsUnfortunately with the cost cutting and layoffs: Some of the best talent have been let go and the morale is low for those left

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bad experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosgood money, some great colleagues

Consclickey work environment, management tried but failed to improve it

Advice to Senior Managementstop supporting school yard activities of employees, work towards inclusiveness and openess

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Difficult due to the pains involved with a business transformation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC

I have been working at Eastman Kodak

ProsWorkplace Flexibility
Lots of work in the project queue

ConsNo money for training
No money to improve on out-of-date back office technologies
Salary Freeze

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the SG&A managers as I do not believe that they F.A.S.T message is making through this level of middle management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's being a good ride, do your work and won't get complains

Product Support Eng (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC

I have been working at Eastman Kodak

ProsThey treat you well and there had some good benefits now strip to the basics but still better than others companies I research

ConsBig company, your work may not be very visible, customers complain about fees and starting to drop contracts

Advice to Senior ManagementMore workers less management, listen to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Focused on cost reductions but not on sustainability.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC

I have been working at Eastman Kodak

ProsInteresting projects and large base of expertise from which to gather information

ConsLarge company in massive cost cutting mode. Decisions are entirely numbers focused and senior management does not seem to have faith in the individual business units' ability to run a sustainable business over the long term.

Advice to Senior ManagementBeing entirely numbers focused will force many product lines to fail. This will inevitably result in outsourcing of products from competitors. This is not sustainable in the long term.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great career development opportunities at Kodak in return for paltry compensation.

Production Manager (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Eastman Kodak

ProsKodak offers great development opportunities. They have invested a lot of time and money into my career growth and development. On the job you get exposure to state of the art business practices and fundamentals that can be transferred to any organization. The people are also great at Kodak, there are very few tyrants and ego maniacs in management. The culture is very open and honest where micro-managing is non existent.

ConsThere is a trade off in working for Kodak, you get great training but poor compensation. Another downside is being a Canadian employee, it would appear they are trying to pull all the business back to Rochester or sending it to Asia. There won't be much of a Kodak presence in Vancouver in the years to come.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to give back to the market that funds the majority of the cashflow sheet. Keep some jobs in North America!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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