Eastman Chemical

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Eastman Chemical is a GREAT place to work!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • 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 (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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is in a strong growth mode and is not afraid to use the capital on hand to grow through acquisitions in addition to our organic growth. In addition, recent changes to drive a performance culture are the right ones.

    Cons

    As with any conservative organization, at times we can be slow to change and realize that just because we've done something for 30 years, it doesn't mean that we need to do it for the next 30 (this is slowly getting better).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive change while keeping the core pieces that make Eastan great.

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  2.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great committment to safety, environment, and employee well-being, while not losing focus on continuous financial success. The company had to make very tough business decisions over the last few years to exit some businesses while expanding in others...the success and growth over the last 10 years has not been by accident.

    Cons

    Having to comply with the new health care laws and facing unprecedented EPA regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember what made this company so great...a mutual committment and loyalty by both the company and it's employees.

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