Eastman Kodak

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Eastman Kodak Reviews

Updated 13 August, 2014
Updated 13 August, 2014
372 Reviews

2.9
372 Reviews
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Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke
Jeffrey J. Clarke
4 Ratings

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.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    Great co-wrokers, Great manager, Decent salary

    Cons

    Company is in financial trouble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop destroying this great company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Worked there 10 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Train your other managers how to be managers.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Electrical Technician  in  Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Burnaby, BC

    Pros

    Laboral Stability was very good for 8 years.

    Cons

    No vision, Employees opinions never taken in consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives to the low level employees and less to the white collar ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a good place for development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Future is not as bright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7.  

    bad experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good money, some great colleagues

    Cons

    clickey work environment, management tried but failed to improve it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop supporting school yard activities of employees, work towards inclusiveness and openess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult due to the pains involved with a business transformation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

    Pros

    Workplace Flexibility
    Lots of work in the project queue

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Product Support Eng  in  Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Product Support Eng in Burnaby, BC

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More workers less management, listen to employees

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focused on cost reductions but not on sustainability.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burnaby, BC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large 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 ManagementAdvice

    Being 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Production Manager  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    Kodak 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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