Eastman Chemical Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Project Controls

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Project Controls in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture with super career opportunities

    Cons

    You can get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Track


  2. Excellent Corporate Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman Chemical (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlike some companies, all employees at Eastman truly want their co-workers to succeed. It is easy to get things done because everyone has a similar attitude and work ethic. There are plenty of opportunities for international travel or advancement within the company. Eastman has a strong emphasis on safety and innovation.

    Cons

    One obvious downside is that world headquarters is in Kingsport, TN, about four hours from both Nashville and Atlanta. It's a beautiful area though, with many outdoor activities nearby.


  3. Good company for professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Technician in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Control Systems Technician in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company, good work, good people, good equipment for the most part.

    Cons

    Career progression is minimal, benefits are almost non-existent, older workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring from within.


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  5. Great collaborative culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork and collaboration are emphasized and self-promoting behavior that hurts the team is not tolerated. Top talent is recruited and expected to live up to the company's legacy of innovation and performance while still allowing for a life outside work. Kingsport is a great area to live if you like the mountains and outdoor activities.

    Cons

    While it's changing as the company grows, many of the jobs are still based in East Tennessee. This is not necessarily a negative, but it is not like living in a major urban area If that's what you want, maybe Eastman is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go so far in the increased emphasis on high individual performance that you allow teamwork to be negatively affected. In general, this hasn't happened yet, in my opinion, but we all know some self-promoters that hurt teamwork.


  6. Lab Technician, Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Associate in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Associate in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eastman is a large, global company that functions well in a number of ways. Eastman's greatest strength has always been it's unique culture of people.

    Cons

    For every area Eastman excels in, they seem to manage to have some equally non-functioning or frustrating system that has to be dealt with. This is usually exasperated by middle management. Career advancement opportunities are extremely rare at the technician level.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of our traditional Eastman culture for the sake of modern buzzwords. Eastman people's loyalties (the source of our great culture) is quickly waning in this high pressure society.


  7. Very nice company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive and excellent growth opportunities

    Cons

    As always company politics but i guess its everywhere


  8. Pricing Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eastman Chemical Company is a great company to work for because of the people. The benefits are great too.

    Cons

    The challenge is that the headquarters is in Kingsport, TN.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Pricing management is great.


  9. Great Work-Life Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Advanced Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is relaxed and friendly, work-life balance isn't a phrase but a part of life here. From the top down they encourage employees to stay in balance and make time for the important things i.e. their families. Leadership is willing to support innovative ideas and creativity. Productivity and collaboration are major initiatives. Safety is a major part of the culture and is evident by the many awareness programs around it.

    Cons

    Decisions can take a long time and too many meetings and approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Give more control & risk taking authority to lower level employees.


  10. Various

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Duffield, VA
    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Duffield, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Eastman Chemical (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    want younger people straight out of college


  11. Good Work Ethics

    Former Employee - Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst

    Pros

    Very helpful people to work with, focus is on solving a problem if there is rather than blaming other.

    Cons

    Functional requirements always change, usually are not in its entirety.



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