Eastman Chemical

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Solid company with some room for improvement

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN

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

Pros

The culture is very team-oriented - I don't feel like I would be manipulated for someone else to gain an advantage.

Benefits are good. Pay is in line with national averages.

Independent work environment allows me to solve problems in my own way, but there is enough structure to prevent total disorganization.

Cons

Leadership can be slow to make decisions. Some HR policies are dated, leading to low performers hanging around and high performers not being rewarded as much as management would like.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The HR policies need to change. Also, some of the extras (or lack thereof, I should say) that the company offer prevent Eastman from being on the top 100 list of places to work. With a bit more effort, Eastman could be the envy of talent all over the country.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Very bureaucratic....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN

    I worked at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people that work there with overall good work ethic
    Good pay
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic organization with many many layers
    I saw many folks passed over for promotions and many folks let go due to politics
    Benefits decreasing with each passing year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good company to work with but may not work out for everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer

    I worked at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    really nice coworkers, always there to help you out.
    fairly laid-back and easy work environment
    value work safety

    Cons

    small town is not for everyone;
    plant management may be too conservative at experimenting new ideas
    entry-level training is not adequate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should be more willing to try out new ideas
    provide more training for new employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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