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Eastman Chemical is a GREAT place to work!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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. With its safety-first culture and forward thinking, Eastman is a fantastic place to work!!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety is the top priority
    Plenty of room to grow
    Plants across the world with opportunity to travel
    Excellent compensation
    Eastman cares about your family, and you are not just a number
    Excellent culture of hard work, honesty, integrity, and ethics
    Wonderful community to live and raise a family
    Beautiful location in the Appalachian Mountains near lakes, etc.

    Cons

    The only con I have heard others say is that the Tri-cities does not have a night life like many large cities. This does not apply to me, so i have a hard time thinking of cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep safety first and maintain our wonderful culture!


  2. An excellent company for a diverse technical career

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

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportuniites for very different technical assignments while still working for the dame company - many fields and many technologies, from small molecules to polymers

    Opportunities to branch out into business roles

    Great colleagues who will help one another, with special attention to new employees

    Great bonus program that shares company results with employees

    Managers that share information

    Colleagues that become friends

    Cons

    Has struggled to define a strategy and stick to it, but seesm to have overcome that in the last few years

    Worried that pay and benefits (not bonus) are beginning to be less attractive those offered by competititors

    Advice to Management

    Stick to strategy

    Remain diverse in technology opportunities

    Look more closely at how Eastman pay and benefits positions us to attract and retain key talent


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