Eastman Reviews

Updated May 15, 2022

To filter reviews, or .

Found 1,857 of over 2,098 reviews

3.8
76%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Eastman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
Mark J. Costa
882 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The people I work with are great people and really good at what they do.(in 167 reviews)
  • "Great culture and values that helps employees feel identified with the company in a short period of time(in 121 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good.(in 120 reviews)
  • "They have good pay and work with you in hours(in 109 reviews)
  • "There is a good work/life balance with most managers understanding you have a life outside the office.(in 75 reviews)
Cons
  • "Not everyone wants to change and at times management can be slow to move out resistors.(in 62 reviews)
  • "Upper management is clueless.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Many managers are more interested in advancing their careers than growing the individuals under them.(in 21 reviews)
  • "Lack of diversity in some areas(in 16 reviews)
  • "Eastman used to have one of the best benefits packages in the world but they have had to trim that back over the last 10 years in order to remain a profitable company.(in 15 reviews)
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

Ratings by Demographics

This rating reflects the overall rating of Eastman and is not affected by filters.

Want more demographic options?
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    It was fine

    Mar 23, 2022 - Systems Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for the area being that it is so low cost of living

    Cons

    The IT department was in the old data center at the time so was pretty depressing- no windows

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Hood

    May 15, 2022 - Machine Operator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with 401k

    Cons

    Good old boy system too much

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent benefits!! Employee performance reviews are burdensome...

    May 10, 2022 - Senior Electrical Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are top shelf! Salary, vacation, medical, 401K, HSA, bonuses, on-site gyms, and more!

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs. If you co-op there you're golden. If you come in experienced, have a Plan B.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    great company

    May 9, 2022 - Sales Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    very employee focused. great for long term vision

    Cons

    Advancement path was not as clear as it could be for some positions

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good workplace

    May 8, 2022 - Distribution Resource Planner in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive manager, good system, investment in system and innovation

    Cons

    Should have more clear personal development plan.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Like my job

    May 6, 2022 - Senior Development Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Like my job, good people, very collaborative

    Cons

    Safety record not great largely due to hazards of aging infrastructure

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great coworkers, great opportunities, but exhausting

    Apr 22, 2022 - Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Super helpful coworkers. Opportunities to work on important projects and take on valued responsibilities while still early-career. Great development and mentoring for new engineers. Lots of variety; if you remain open to new experiences and communicate that to your management, you will never be bored, at least for your first ten years.

    Cons

    The pace of work gets faster and more intense every year. Constant and seemingly arbitrary changes in information systems and processes keep us all on the steep part of the learning curve all the time, which only makes it harder to keep up with the faster pace. Even a very simple task like "records management" (deleting documents when no longer needed) is made unnecessarily difficult through new IT "tools" that are mandatory to use. While job opportunities for young people are fabulous, they're not so great for people with 10+ years with the company.

    Continue reading
    4 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Lots of engineering work, both good & bad

    May 11, 2022 - Electrical Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Many exciting engineering projects to work on. Projects often require critical engineering design methods, skills, and knowledgebase. Offers support in growth of skills and knowledgebase.

    Cons

    Lots of Management and IT issues. Many groups severely lack the appropriate level of personnel and resources to complete their assigned deliverables.

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    v

    Apr 27, 2022 - Specification Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company Very supportive Exceptional Benefits and perks

    Cons

    Wages were not in line with top tear sales in the industry

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Apr 25, 2022 - Mechanical Engineering in Longview, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture of teamwork and helping team members out

    Cons

    Work can be unpredictable and workload is all or nothing

    Be the first to find this review helpful
Viewing 1 - 10 of 1,857 Reviews

Eastman Reviews FAQs

Eastman has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 2,098 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Eastman to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Eastman employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Eastman. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

76% of Eastman employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Eastman 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Eastman to be benefits, culture, career development and the cons to be management .

Popular Careers with Eastman Job Seekers

JobsSalariesInterviews

Work at Eastman? Share Your Experiences

or