Eastman Chemical
4.5 of 5 521 reviews
www.eastman.com Kingsport, TN 5000+ Employees

Eastman Chemical Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Eastman Chemical Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa

Mark J. Costa

(51 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company, but not sure how much more we can do with less or the same resources...

    Market Development Manager (Current Employee)
    Kingsport, TN

    ProsGood opportunity to learn and grow.

    ConsConstant increase in responsibilities without additional compensation is creating a lot of exhaustion. Company is doing well, but morale doesn't reflect it because the grind isn't letting up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A positive, encouraging environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsStrong, ethical leadership that puts family first

    ConsLimited, global thinking and too much emphasis on process at lower levels of the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow inorganically to strike a better balance in global perspectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good company to work for that provides employment security

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsHigly ethical company with excellent leaders that try to walk the talk. Clear vision and core businesses are the foundations of management decisions while developing the future generation of leaders.

    ConsPeople need to be empowered to take appropriate decisions in the right time. Today Eastman´s decision process is slow and corporate centered. Many people involved in decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon´t allow behaviors that are contrary to Eastman Core Values.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Eastman is a good place to build a career and work with good people

    Human Resources (Current Employee)
    Kingsport, TN

    ProsHighly ethical chemical/manufacturing company
    Strong coworkers with high individual standards for the most part
    Good relationships between various employee groups from management to first level employees - nonunion environment as a result of these relationships and working environment
    HQ in a strong, family-oriented community/region for those interested in that aspect

    ConsLimited movement across sites if that is a strong individual interest
    HQ in TriCities TN not attractive for everyone. If you will only consider location with big city amenities, probably should look elsewher. We do have significant presence in St. Louis and Pittsburgh

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs we drive to meet growth goals, and focus on financial performance, make sure we keep strengths of long-term Eastman culture. Small town values, low political environment internally, true team spirit is what got us here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love Eastman as a whole but upper management does not care about the blue collar worker

    First Operator/Trainer (Former Employee)
    Kingsport, TN

    ProsGreat people to work with, good pay and benefits. Low level management is super.

    ConsI worked for Eastman a total of 22 years. This is almost half of my life. I had a life changing event happen recently and was let go because of this. I would not wish what happened to me on anyone but upper management did not care. I had several etr's and have NEVER been written up during my entire career there. I am now 50 years old and without a job. Upper management DID NOT CARE what had happened to me! My now ex sister in law works in HR and this only added to my problem. I was taken to b215 and was let go before I even got there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs a reality check, I am talking about HR and department heads.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK job. good pay, just below ave. benefits.

    Operations (Current Employee)
    Longview, TX

    ProsGood pay for our area

    ConsBenefits not as good as they use to be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company with a good outlook and competitive compensation located in a small town.

    Advanced Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Kingsport, TN

    ProsVery competitive pay and benefits. I've been presented with exciting, challenging and fun opportunities with Eastman from time to time. Work/Life balance is stressed by upper management.

    ConsI feel like the company could be more transparent about rationale behind decisions that will be disapointing to employees. Work/Life balance is frequently just lip service when it comes to direct management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outperforming Company

    Market Development Manager (Former Employee)
    Kingsport, TN

    ProsGreat place to work and build a career balanced with culture of collaboration and partnership. Safety of plant and employee is top priority.

    ConsThe culture can be conservative at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Intern with

    Chemical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Longview, TX

    ProsWork life balance
    Laid back culture
    High intern retention rate
    Great mentoship program

    ConsSmall town mentality
    Excessive red tape

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A culture of change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kingsport, TN

    ProsThe east Tennessee Location is great for raising a family, and the company's employees are compensated above average for the area.

    ConsWork- Life balance can be difficult with a time sensitive aquisition growth model.

    Growth opportunities vary greatly between departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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