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Fantastic place to work

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

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

Pros

- Wonderful people that make for a great work envirmonment - Nearly everyone you encounter is very compentant and easy to get along with, which makes it easy to get work done. - A large portion of the workers have family that have worked there and plan to spend their entire career with the company. Having alot of 25+ year people around has made it a great place to learn. - At a point in time where people are beginning to retire, so there are a good number of opportunities for advancement - Competative salaries and benefits - All the different functions are located in or close to the plant so there's excellent communication between business, manufacturing, etc. This also means the scope of jobs available is wide and workers are able focus on their stregths and use resources for areas they're not as proficient.

Cons

- Since it's a small town if you're single when you come to the area finding someone here may be difficult. - It's the major technical company in the area, so if a spouse is looking for a job and can't get hired on at Eastman there aren't a lot of other good options nearby.

Advice to Management

Make a stronger effort to help place spouses and serious significant others at Eastman or offer aide in helping them find employment in the area. I have had a number of friends who were excellent at their jobs that had to leave to company for that very reason, and I am aware of a couple more who are likely to do the same.

Other Employee Reviews for Eastman Chemical

  1. Engineering Co-op at Eastman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Work gets done, but atmosphere can be relazed. Copmany still has family values. Found surprising number of fun activities in Tri-Cities. Work life balance. Kinsport site has 3 gyms at plant. Free convenient access. Possibility to try lots of jobs without moving.

    Cons

    Possibly pay, but life is super cheap in Kingsport. Most of discontent amount employees i found was in R&D, but exists in some other places. Might not have path to become next CEO from bottom. Who does?


  2. A lot of learning but did not felt sufficiently challenged. Depends a lot on your supervisor.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Kingsport, TN
    Current Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Versatile business units. Great job opportunities. Great work/life balance. Employees work as family. People care and work towards a good company future. A good research base, they are always looking for new products or optimising the ones they have. Engineers have a diverse work background since there are various job opportunities.

    Cons

    If your supervisor feels you are not super experienced, he does not get you involved as much as possible. That is why it depends a lot. Of course all of this is valid for intern/co-op. I do see full-times challenged and with good/positive load of work.

    Advice to Management

    Review better with whom students (intern/co-ops) get paired with. This is the chance of the student to prove they are good enough to work for the company. For the rest, it is a great place to work with.


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