Eastman Overview

  • www.eastman.com
  • Kingsport, TN
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1920
  • Company - Public (EMN)
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)

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 globally inclusive and diverse company • A company dedicated ...
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

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Feb 16, 2021

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Eastman ranks No. 27 on Barron’s 2021 list of the Most Sustainable Companies in the United States. To arrive at its list of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Barron’s analyzed performance by the 1,000 largest U.S. publicly traded companies on a wide range of indicators related to sustainability and environment, social and corporate governance (ESG). Barron’s collaborated on the list with Calvert Research and Management, which analyzed data in five categories: shareholders, employees, customers, community and planet. An investment firm that specializes in sustainability and ESG investing, Calvert’s data analysis included company scores on distinct topics within those five categories. Those topics included such areas as policies on greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and efficiency, workplace diversity, business ethics, product quality and product safety, lifecycle of products, workplace safety, and others.

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Jan 29, 2021

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Eastman announced the company's plans to build one of the world's largest plastic-to-plastic molecular recycling facilities at its Kingsport, Tenn site. Through methanolysis, this world-scale facility will convert polyester waste that often ends up in landfills and waterways into durable products, creating an optimized circular economy. Over the next 2 years, the company will invest approximately $250 million in the facility, which will support Eastman's commitment to addressing the global waste crisis and to mitigating challenges created by climate change, while also creating value for its stakeholders. Using the company's polyester renewal technology, the new facility will use over 100k metric tons of plastic waste that cannot be recycled by current mechanical methods to produce premium, high-quality specialty plastics made with recycled content. This process of using plastic waste as the main feedstock is a true material-to-material solution and reduces the company's use of fossil feedstocks and reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 20-30 percent relative to fossil feedstocks.

Eastman Reviews

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"Excellent place to work"

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Diversity & Inclusion at Eastman

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Eastman, we condemn hatred and discrimination in any form, wherever it exists. It isn’t condoned, nor is it consistent with the values that have sustained us as a company for 100 years.

As a premier company, we strive to bring together a strong, diverse set of team members who can bring

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Eastman Interviews

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Applied online37%
Employee Referral8%

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    hr and technical round follwed by follow up on salary negociation within week. Asking about existing job profile and responsibility. Conveyed their expecttaion and asked abt family background and recent achievment.

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Eastman Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical CompaniesEthisphere Institute2020
  • America's Best Employers for DiversityForbes2020
  • Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence AwardEnergy Star2019
  • Military Friendly EmployerMilitary Friendly2019
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT EqualityHuman Rights Campaign2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is health insurance like at Eastman?

...No life or health insurance is offered now. 30 years and 1250.00 retirement and whatever I have put in my unmatched 401k....

April 9, 2019

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