Machine Operator, Manufacturing
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 31, 2016
My years at Kodak were for the most part enjoyable and I looked forward to coming to work. I had great friends to work with as a team and we got the job done daily. I had 4 - 5 jobs while I was there which made it interesting. Worked mostly the swing shift. I was able to switch off certain shifts I didn't care for which made it nice. I do not have a quality job now like I did at Kodak. I am in a union and I dislike unions. Kodak's performance based culture is superior to unions if you are a responsible worker, come to work everyday and perform your job, not hard really. Kodak rewarded good performance. Unions reward poor performers, believe me.
One of the things that bothered me at Kodak was how certain people, (supervisors pets, brown nosers), got a little better perks and opportunities. I did not fall into that category. For that reason I was let go from "downsizing", in the year 2000. Contrary to my ill will towards that day, I am now trying to get back into Kodak, since I work in a union now at my present job and the "poor performers" are prevalent. Hopefully Kodak will give me another opportunity.
Performance based culture, good wages and benefits
swing shift, long drive to work, (35 miles)