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Eastman Overview

Kingsport, TN
10000+ employees
Company - Public (EMN)
Chemical Manufacturing
$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)

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Eastman – Why Work For Us?

Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day.

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 14,500 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

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Eastman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
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    "Loved it from day one"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kingsport, TN
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    I have been working at Eastman full-time (More than 10 years)


    Super people who are always willing to help, wide variety of positions available at headquarters site without having to relocate, wide variety of equipment and processes to keep technical professionals interested for a whole career, new engineers have interesting work and responsibilities right away, beautiful locations, great community relations.


    Advancement is relatively slow. This isn't the job for you, if you want to rocket up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for operators; they work long hours in all weather to keep those chemical products coming.

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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
Eastman photo of: One of Eastman's operating sites
Eastman photo of: One of Eastman's operating sites
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Eastman Interviews



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    Infrastructure Analyst Interview

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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Eastman.


    Process began with a five minute phone call from HR Recruiter. About a week later came a 30 minute phone interview talking about work history etc verifying I was a relevant candidate. Next step was an on-site interview with two panels. The first panel consisted of managers and the second was technical personnel. Questions were open ended and felt more like a discussion. Not many STAR based questions, except "tell us about the most challenging project". Process took about a month from first phone interview with HR to call back after final interview.

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Eastman Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017
  • 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2018
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Extraordinary Employer Support Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012
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