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Eastman Careers

Kingsport, TN
10000+ employees
1920
Company - Public (EMN)
Chemical Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Who We Are
• A global specialty materials company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee
• Approximately 14,500 employees and 50 manufacturing sites in 16 countries; serving customers in approximately 100 countries
• A ... Read more

Mission: Our Purpose: To enhance the quality of life in a material way.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#11), 2015 (#30), 2014 (#4)

Company Updates

  • As part of its centennial celebration, Eastman has launched its first podcast. Voices of Eastman showcases the success, values and people who have helped shape the company over the last 100 years. Voices of Eastman highlights current and former employees and the personal and professional experiences that made an impact on them, Eastman, and their communities. "Our 100-year history is rich with stories from the people who've been at the center of our success," said Betty Payne, Director, Corporate Communications. "This podcast is a new and exciting channel for sharing those stories and celebrating the values that guided our past and will shape our future." The "Voices of Eastman" podcast is available for listening via SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Stitcher. New episodes will be published bi-weekly.

  • “We are very excited to announce this investment in our Dresden site and our Films business,” said Erin Bernhardt, general manager of Eastman’s Performance Films business. “The additional capacity will allow us to meet the continued strong growth we’re seeing in Europe and around the globe for our paint protection films as well as provide versatility to meet growing customer needs in high-value automotive and architectural window films.”

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Eastman – Why Work With Us?


MATTER.

At Eastman, we transform matter into all manners of materials that affect practically every market. 

Our specialized molecules make housewares more practical, medical devices more viable, clothing more comfortable, coatings more durable, buildings safer, and so much more.  

In short, our products matter … because our employees do. 

So what could you do if you worked for a company that touches people’s lives every day? Rather what couldn’t you do?   

Because our products touch people’s lives every day, your skills will make a difference in many ways. It’s simply a matter of discovery, collaboration, and innovation—regardless of title.  

And that makes Eastman a great place to develop a career. 

Here, you’ll find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment. An Eastman career path can take many routes. Engineering, business, information technology, and chemistry are at the core of our business. But other opportunities abound, including manufacturing operations, logistics, legal, sales and marketing, communications, maintenance, health and safety, and much more.    

To find out more about careers that enhance the quality of life in a material way, check out the additional tabs for job information on: 

  • Corporate
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing, Operations & Maintenance
  • Technology
  • Internships & Co-Ops

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INTERNSHIPS & CO-OPS

Eastman's student programs for cooperative education and internships offer practical application of academic course work. The projects completed offer valuable experience and make a real difference in Eastman's continued success.  

Our programs include cooperative education for students majoring in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. And internships are typically offered in the summer to students in engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical, and industrial, accounting, information technology, supply chain, and more. Additionally, MBA students can find student stimulating opportunities in finance, accounting, and marketing.  

Internships and co-ops give students real-world hands-on experience that you won’t find in the classroom. But there are a lot of other advantages, too, including:    

  • A choice of health insurance
  • A housing stipend
  • Travel reimbursement to and from school
  • A collaborative work environment with a strong emphasis on sustainability
  • A rich cultural and recreational area
  • The cachet of working for one of the Best Places to Work in America (Glassdoor)
  • Mentoring, coaching, and assessments

Visit our University Relations page on careers.eastman.com

CORPORATE / BUSINESS

It’s a matter of growth and opportunity.

Consider the following: 

  • A Responsible Care® company, Eastman is a global innovator with 50+ sites
  • A Fortune 500 company, we employ 14,000+ people, serving customers in 100+ countries
  • We are recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere® Institute
  • Eastman has earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence award

So what could you do if you worked for a company that touches people’s lives every day? Rather what couldn’t you do?   

Because our innovations touch people’s lives every day, you can make a difference in countless ways. It’s simply a matter of collaboration and innovation—regardless of title.  

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Employees in Corporate Services play integral roles in our businesses. 

The Integrated Global Supply team is integral to Eastman businesses with the capability to safely deliver materials and products anywhere in the world—on time and at a competitive advantage. Careers include logistics, material planning, inventory management, direct and indirect procurement, and customer service. Our reliable supply chain is a key selling point for Eastman products.  

Human Resources professionals help keep our most valuable assets—our employees—feeling fulfilled. They are responsible for developing and implementing strategies and programs that help support a flexible, dynamic organization.    

Our Legal department thrives in employment law, intellectual properties, and health, safety and environment. Their work makes sure everyone else’s project is based on fact and sound principles. 

Our Health Safety and Environment positions focus on responsible laws, regulations, and standards that safeguard the community, workplace, and environment. Protecting lives and the planet? It matters!  

Our administrative corps supports all aspects of daily business function. Skills required include integrated computer software applications, planning and organizing, Internet and intranet communications and research, oral and written communications skills, knowledge of work processes, and customer service and interpersonal skills.       

And our Communications and Public Affairs professionals protect and promote another invaluable asset: our reputation. They research and develop vital communication strategies for multiple areas inside and outside the company.  

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Whether Eastman products are gaining market share or breaking into new markets altogether, someone has got to take care of business.   

Start your career as part of a global finance team with leading-edge technologies, best-in-class financial processes, innovative strategies, and invigorated people. Our business catalysts are key to generating long-term shareholder value and building bigger market shares.    

Fulfilling financial careers include financial analysis, payroll, capital asset accounting, cost accounting, corporate tax, corporate pricing and auditing.  And our Marketing and Sales teams play vital roles in developing value-creating solutions for our customers.   

If business gets you excited, an exciting career awaits you at Eastman. 

It’s time to MATTER. Help us break into new markets, grow revenues, and solve real market challenges. 

 

ENGINEERING

It’s a matter of discovery. 

With world-class technology platforms, Eastman engineers relentlessly engage markets to solve their toughest problems with practical solutions. They are instrumental in developing the materials that are found in everyday and extraordinary products alike—and in products yet to be invented. Our corps of engineers drives our entrepreneurial endeavors.   

No matter where you start, there are always new career paths to explore and new opportunities to seek out. Engineering opportunities include process/product development, process improvement, manufacturing, process engineering, mechanical process design, mechanical analysis, utilities and power generation, plant support engineering, research, technical sales and service, and information technology   

Here, boredom is not an option. More than 14,500 employees worldwide depend on our engineering corps to spark and enhance the next breakthrough products—founded on sound science, sustainable principles, and practical solutions.   

It’s time to matter. As an engineer at Eastman, you’ll help us solve real market demands and challenges. 

Career opportunities in: 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Research & Development
  • Automation
  • Manufacturing

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

It’s a matter of technology.  

At Eastman, we transform matter into all manners of materials that affect practically every market. 

Doing so requires world-class technology and business solution platforms that enable a global enterprise. 

Because our products touch people’s lives every day, your technical skills will make a difference in every function. It’s simply a matter of technology, collaboration, and innovation—regardless of title.  

Eastman Information Technology teams are responsible for delivering IT infrastructure, development, and support services that are globally standardized. Collaboration matters; IT brings it all together. 

Your efforts in IT will help Eastman employees to work, learn, and collaborate effectively and efficiently all around the globe. And analysis, design, and implementation of e-commerce systems, information systems, and manufacturing systems continue to play a key part in the company.   

In the end, that makes Eastman a great place to develop your career. 

It’s time to matter. As an IT professional, you can count on Eastman because the company counts on you.   

IT career opportunities in: 

  • Networks, storage, and data centers
  • Voice/data communication
  • Global enterprise resource planning
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Six Sigma and productivity
  • On-site, cloud, and mobile technologies

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TECHNOLOGY 

It’s a matter of applying the right skills to the right job. 

Our Technology organization enables corporate growth through market-driven, scientific, and technical innovation. Our technology professionals collaborate with skilled and dedicated researchers around the world. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced research professional, Eastman offers unlimited opportunity to create, discover, and develop. And, we offer you the freedom to manage and direct your own career path. That’s significant.    

Technicians work under the general direction of engineers, chemists, computer scientists, and microbiologists. Depending on the responsibilities, possible projects may include troubleshooting, configuring, and repairing a variety of complex electronic equipment; developing, designing, and preparing drawings required to complete plant modifications and improvement projects; conducting technical experiments and projects involving method or process research, development, and improvement; instrument and equipment design; preparing regulatory reports and operating reports for the State or Environmental Protection agency, conducting audits, and calculating statistical control limits; leading and participating on multi-disciplinary teams; documenting experimental work and writing technical and invention reports.   

It's time to matter. Eastman is a great place to develop your career. Here, you’ll find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment.  

 

MANUFACTURING, OPERATIONS, AND MAINTENANCE 

It’s a matter of productivity and innovation. 

Eastman’s Manufacturing Operations and Maintenance opportunities involve the actual production of chemicals, plastics, and fibers that positively affect lives around the world. Positions include chemical operators, high-pressure cleaning, manufacturing services support, maintenance mechanics, electrical/instrumentation maintenance mechanics, machinists, metal fabricators, and lab analysts.  

Consider this: the product you make could be instrumental in delivering a life-improving product to someone on the other side of the world. That’s significant. Our employees work with the most-advanced systems available on the market, providing solutions using innovative training and individual judgment, and always maintaining a safe work environment.   

In the end, that makes Eastman a great place to develop your career. Here, you’ll find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment.  

It’s time to MATTER

 

Eastman Reviews

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    Pros

    Very positive work environment, collaborative and team focused

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters is in a small town and may not appeal to everyone; however, great location, good schools, and access to regional airports

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Eastman Photos

Eastman photo of: Eastman's corporate headquarters
Eastman photo of: Against the Grain Brewery teamed up with Eastman and Verst Logistics to create unique shrink labels made with Eastman Embrace™ LV copolyester for their beer cans.
Eastman photo of: We're celebrating our partnership with Hendrick Motorsports. Eastman's LLumar Window Film is a proud sponsor of the Hendrick Motorsports teams.
Eastman photo of: Eastman prides itself on a collaborative culture
Eastman photo of: Perry Stuckey, Eastman's Sr. VP & CHRO, and Eastman team members, accept the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award
Eastman photo of: Chemist Ted Germroth accepts his National Award in Industrial Chemistry in San Diego on March 15, presented by the American Chemistry Society.
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Eastman Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Eastman.

    Interview

    Standard two-tier interview process consisting of phone interview, then on-site interviews with various team members. The interview and on-boarding process overall was spectacularly slow in my opinion. Roughly six or seven months from application to first day.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself
      Why do you want to work here
      Do you have experience with XYZ Technology   Answer Question
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Eastman Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, Energy Star, 2019
  • Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2019
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2020
  • America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2020
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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