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Eastman Chemical is a GREAT place to work!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Global Logistics  in  Kingsport, TN
Current Employee - Global Logistics in Kingsport, TN

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

Pros

The most important thing about working at Eastman is the people. The environment that is fostered at Eastman is truly one of family. This is driven home once one experiences a family tragedy, loss, or medical emergency because everyone bands together and provides support, both emotional and physical. So the fosteration of a family atmosphere is the foremost reason, to me, that Eastman is the place to be employed. Secondly, the professionalism that is continually on display at Eastman is unsurpassed. Everyone strives to be all they can be, everyday, regardless of what they do or where they do it. Third is the fact that the company actually cares, and does all it can to make everyone a success. Opportunity is everywhere at Eastman and one only has to decide to excell and they will be given opportunities not afforded at other companies. Benefits are generous with good pay, good medical coverage, bonuses that are based on fair and equitable formulas, 401K matches, and retirement benefits are but a few of the things that help make Eastman the wonderful place it is.

Cons

A very few managers that have been with the company close to 40 years are reluctant to change and let go of old ways. These are good people with great intentions but somewhat slow to evolve and accept new ideas. This is reflected in the fact they are still managers and haven't been able to rise above this level, so this has minimal impact.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To senior management, whom we see in the hallways and cafeteria a lot, loosen up a little and smile. Return the hellos or good mornings with a greeting. It doesn't take any more time from your day and the perceptions that are currently that you are aloof and cold will go away. Past CEO's and Executive Vice Presidents have been good at making the employees feel at ease, so the upcomming new CEO needs to take a lesson in being more personable.

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    Good Interview Experience....be yourself

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Kingsport, TN

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

    Pros

    From the get go you get the feeling of the culture of a very professional company. Friendly Interviewers.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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    A challenging, energetic, and fair place to work for an entire career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kingsport, TN

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

    Pros

    Culture of treating employees with respect, fairness, and gratitude cultivates teamwork and superior results.
    Growth focus that requires high-level performance on assignments that are challenging and fullfilling.

    Cons

    It's a global corporation, that requires a multitude of corporate processes. There are always times when you feel things could move faster/cheaper for better results and value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to execute with a diligent focus and remain committed to the corporate strategy. Adjust to market conditions when needed, but don't veer abruptly.

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    Positive Outlook
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