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A Co-op's review of "The Eastman"

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Current Employee - Co-Op in Kingsport, TN
Current Employee - Co-Op in Kingsport, TN

I have been working at Eastman Chemical

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

They take their co-op program very seriously. The plant site in Kingsport is very large so there is a wide array of opportunities for students to gain experience. Mentors and supervisors work hard at helping new employees become acclimated with the environment. You are allowed to work on meaningful projects that are challenging and exciting. Benefits are excellent for a co-op position. The company seems to take very god care of their employees, through encouraging them to improve their health and by allowing flexible work schedules. All of the employees are easy to work with and a joy to be around. Everyone is helpful and polite. Their commitment to safety is outstanding, you can be sure you will be safe as long as you are smart about doing your job.

Cons

Not much to say here, if you are OK with living in the middle of nowhere TN.

Advice to Management

None.

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  1. Old-fashioned values, yet on the edge of technology and today's business environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great; co-workers, flex time, etc are all wonderful.

    Cons

    Small town, but there are lots of "outdoor" recreational activiites.

    Advice to Management

    Always solicit feedback from "the little people".


  2. "EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, A VERY GOOD PLACE TO WORK.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Logistics Planner in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is secure financially and has implemented various measures to stay that way. The CEO, Brian Ferguson, makes it a point to send out communications to all employees advising on any effect on our company a Hurricane, or a wall street meltdown, will likely have. Most BU's have a "Family" feel to them as everyone seems to genuinely have an interest in how you are doing.

    Cons

    Eastman still has a somewhat "Good Old Boy" system of promotion. Openings get posted but for the most part the person who will fill the opening is prechosen, so the posting is meerly to appease the one's who will not be chosen. If one really wants to move up one must align themselves with fast movers and ride their coattails

    Advice to Management

    To keep up the good work. 5 or 6 years ago this company was poised for a big fall, but through Brian's leadership the company is strong. The only changes I would look at would be some of the mid level management that keeps the good ole boy/buddy promotion system in tact.


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