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Eastman Overview

Kingsport, TN
10000+ employees
Company - Public (EMN)
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Working at Eastman

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives 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 ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

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

Company Updates

  • Our first Responsible Care® Chairman's Award in China! We're so excited!

    Eastman receives 2017 AICM Responsible Care Chairman's Award in China

    Shanghai, China, June 20, 2017 - Eastman, a global specialty chemical company, was honored with the 2017 Responsible Care ® Chairman's Award in China granted by AICM. Eastman received the award for its outstanding achievements in implementing and promoting Responsible Care along its value chain as well as its efforts in sustainability.

  • We’re excited to join other leading companies today with Paradigm for Parity. Eastman signed the Paradigm for Parity pledge earlier this year, joining a coalition of companies to bring gender parity to corporate leadership by 2030.

    The Problem

    The Paradigm for Parity movement is a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the leadership gender gap in corporate America.

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Eastman – 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

Eastman Reviews

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    "Excellent Place to work"

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    Incredibly transparent, honest, and open culture. Surrounded by sharp, capable professionals. It's very hard to find a large employer in an incredible recreational area. The work is great, and the area provides a tremendous balance. I made a request for training and it was approved my second week here. That has never happened!


    Difficult to recruit lateral talent because many professionals at other chemical companies don't see the value proposition of East TN. Once they do join, they stay, but sometimes they just can't see how great it is to live and work here. There is tremendous value in not living in a crowded, large city.

    Advice to Management

    Company is going through major, positive transformation. Tons of energy around the changes so let's keep it up.

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Eastman Photos

Eastman photo of: Eastman's corporate headquarters
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.
Eastman photo of: Eastman's office in Japan
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Eastman photo of: One of Eastman's operating sites
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Eastman Interviews



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    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Eastman.


    Great interview. Competitive internship but the interviewer was warm and welcoming. Typical interview questions and time for me to ask questions at the end. Have not heard back about an offer yet, but would definitely accept if I was offered one.

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Eastman Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017
  • The JUST 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens, Just Capital and Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • 2017 Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs / Victory Media, 2016
  • Ethisphere's 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere® Institute, 2016
  • 25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation and Paid Time Off, Glassdoor, 2016
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