Eastman Chemical Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Good experience

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    Former Contractor - Computer Technician in Kingsport, TN
    Former Contractor - Computer Technician in Kingsport, TN

    I worked at Eastman Chemical as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company treats people well and very good people to work with.

    Cons

    None - I enjoyed working for hem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat employees well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Advanced Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Advanced Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and corporate culture are the two best parts of Eastman. Encouragement for employees to move around and broaden their understanding of the organization. A real feel of family even though it is a large corporation. Innovation is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    Too much red tape causes decisions and advancement to take longer than it should

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile and less risk averse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. This is the #1 employer in the state of Tennessee.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman Chemical

    Pros

    Eastman Chemical Company has always been the premier place of employment in East Tennessee. It is often called the "Big E" by locals. The reason for this is that compensation and benefits are the best in the region.

    Cons

    As with most companies, benefits have been becoming less comprehensive with more out of pocket expense to employees. On the other hand, the benefits provided exceed those of most employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eastman does a pretty good job of keeping employees informed about the company. This should always be a priority and insure that the lowest ranked employee fully understands all company policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Chemical Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Chemical Engineer in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are first class. The people are great to work with. It doesn't feel like some companies where it's so competitive that people will walk all of over to get ahead. The pay is decent. The company encourages work life balance. They invest time and resources in their employees to grow you.

    Cons

    The pay is good but could be better, seems to be only average to slightly above average. The cap for vacation is 5 weeks of vacation. Bonus is somewhat competitive but could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve competitiveness in compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical

    Pros

    Great safety culture, allows employees the opportunity to grow and succeed. Great 401K pla.

    Cons

    work life balance, medical insurance stinks very high deductible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Still a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people who are happy to be working at Eastman surround you every day here. Lots of opportunities for growth and learning.

    Cons

    Some benefits have been slacking recently, but still very nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Very satisfied.

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    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Operator in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Operator in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very competetive pay. Ability to advance if you show the desire and put in the effort.

    Cons

    High deductible insurance now and bonuses not as big as once were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    People are their number one resource and invest in incredible amount of development in their development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical

    Pros

    Personal development and quality of work/life balance

    Cons

    bonus package is a little light versuse previous company Opportunity here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people who take their jobs seriously and always maintain the highest ethical behavior. They are results-oriented and performance driven; however, they look out for each other and are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Can be very bureacratic and advancement can take years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep your focus on the people. Do not shortchange their futures, development and personal satisfaction for short-term gain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent company with great benefits and great people!

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    Current Employee - Senior Outside Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Outside Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Small office with low overhead. No one breathing down your throat all day. left alone as long as you get your work done.

    Cons

    Poor training. Manager left me alone with a inside sales rep to teach me the computer system. My title is Sr. Outside Sales Rep but half the time I help the Inside Sales team. You take on many positions because they are under staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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