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Eastman Chemical Overview

Website www.eastman.com
Headquarters Kingsport, TN
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1920
Type Company - Public (EMN)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to ... More

Eastman Chemical – Why Work For Us?

We are Eastman Chemical Company, a global leader in chemicals, plastics, and fibers. From a rich history, we are creating tomorrow.

It all began in 1920. We got our start as part of Kodak in Kingsport, Tennessee. A lot has changed since then.

Where are we now? We’re a publicly traded Fortune 500 company operating in more than 50 locations and serving customers in more than 100 countries around the world.


Where are we going? Our nearly 15,000 team members around the world are working on breakthrough technologies that make our world better, delivering innovative products and solutions found in items people use every day at home, work, and play, from the screen on your electronic devices to the sheen on your aspirin tablet.

What’s most important isn’t changing. For almost a century we’ve helped make life safer and more convenient with cutting edge products to enhance people’s lives. You'll find our products in many items, from food to flooring, TVs to tires, paint to plastic containers, cosmetics to clothing, pacifiers to planes, and so much more.

Learn more about who we are and what we do.

In an innovative world, every day is a revolution. And in a life filled with purpose, work is one part of the equation. Eastman helps you put all of the pieces together so you can impact your world in ways you find meaningful.


We’re taking care of the planet, setting sights on bringing sustainability to everything we do. Learn about our focus and progress in our latest Sustainability Report.


We’re taking care of our team, with a central focus on safety and wellness and a suite of competitive benefits that help our team members prepare for a successful life.

More to love. We offer some perks to keep things fun, too, from fitness centers to discounts and opportunities to network, have fun, and impact your world in ways that matter to you.

Great minds don’t think alike. To power the innovations that will make a difference to our stakeholders globally, we seek deep Insight, bringing together people who share different experiences, perspectives, skills, and interests─all working toward a common cause.

Great teams find common ground.It’s not just what we achieve, it’s how we achieve it together. Our decisions and actions are rooted in our core values. Living by these principles, we’re focused on making a difference for the many people who count on Eastman, today . . . and for generations to come. Learn more

Safety and Wellness

Safety & Wellness

Customer Focus

Customer Focus 




Performance Driven Team

Performance Driven Team

 Diversity & Inclusion


Diversity & Inclusion




 Honesty & Integrity


Honesty & Integrity


Eastman’s culture is about your personal growth and long-term career success.

Eastman is diligent about having the right people with the right skills working on the right things in the right environment. To do that, the company invests in individual growth through training and development opportunities and benefits that enrich employees’ lives.


Eastman fosters a culture of diversity, steeped in teamwork and employee involvement. It’s the men and women of Eastman who take their skills and bring life to those assets, turning great ideas into materials that make a difference in everyday life.

Eastman is dedicated to supporting individual growth, offering a variety of career and personal development programs. These include but are not limited to training and development, tuition reimbursement and leadership development. With a focus on individuals, there is a strong emphasis on coaching and mentoring employees through their careers.

Eastman is a great place to use your talents and develop your career.  Your career path can take many routes - each offering growth opportunities, competitive salary and benefits, a globally growing work environment and a chance to make a real impact. 

The fields of engineering, business, information technology and chemistry are at the core of our business, but other opportunities abound as well.


A world of opportunity. As a global company, our more than 50 operating locations range from small offices to among the largest in the country in communities of all sizes.

From cultural events to community service, from recreation to religion and all points in between our locations offer unique characteristics, many with a decided upside to balancing and integrating work and life.

Explore our locations: you’ll discover our small towns provide lots of room to breathe and our big cities offer those extra little pleasures life has to offer. 

What could you do if you worked for a company that touches people's lives every day?  . . . Rather, what couldn't you do?

Be a catalyst. Start something BIG at Eastman.​ Learn how at www.Eastman.com/careers.

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Eastman Chemical Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
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  • Helpful (10)

    Great place with lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
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    I have been working at Eastman Chemical (Less than a year)


    One of the best things about Eastman is the people you work with. They want you to succeed in your job. As a new employee I have been welcomed in and given the necessary training. They also provide networking events for new hires every month. The work life balance has beenn a big plus as well. It has been a great experinece thus far.


    Vacation rollover could be better. The amount of days you can carry over and the time you have to spend them by keeps getting reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the personal relationships with your employees. Doing a good job at it!

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    Plant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kingsport, TN
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) in October 2015.


    Met a couple recruiters at a university career fair. I was then invited for a private interview the next day. I was then invited to an onsite interview. The onsite interview was very well organized. A group of 20 or so students were booked in a hotel, taken to the Eastman lodge for dinner. The dinner started with a rather awkward "social" between very young employees and the students. The next day was a full day of interviews, followed by a tour of the facility and lunch. All the questions were behavioral and read from a sheet.

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    • Talk about one time you were a leader of a group and one or more of your group members were not doing their share of work.   1 Answer

Eastman Chemical Awards & Accolades

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  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2015
  • Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015
  • World’s Most Ethical Company®, Ethisphere® Institute, 2015
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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