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Eastman Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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  • Work/life balance was a strength at the company but now that is a thing of the past (in 28 reviews)

  • Complex hierarchy, slow decision-making process (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Loved it from day one"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Market Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative culture with a strong focus on organic growth.

    Cons

    Career opportunities can be difficult to navigate.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great work environment, great leaders, great company culture. Employees are valued here and are challenged to grow and learn. Eastman is a company I am proud to work for!

    Cons

    Must be comfortable with change


  4. "Thumbs up"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad at all here


  5. "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Several Days off, benefits day 1

    Cons

    Long hours, no training program, swing shifts, working weekends, not enough pay for the dangers

    Advice to Management

    Have a training program, 8 hour shifts, higher wages


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexiblity, coaching and mentoring opportunities

    Cons

    Shift to increased productivity in manufacturing and business functions leading to an adjustment of work vs life balance


  7. "Engineer Eastman Chemical Longview TX"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for young engineers and high level of trust.

    Cons

    Challenging to advance in roles outside of standard manufacturing technical ladder.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Poor management and Favortisim"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Pay was decent based on cost of living

    Cons

    terrible management and a work environment in which anyone would throw you under the bus


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company really makes the employees feel important.
    They have the highest focus on safety, diversity, ethics, and product quality of any company I’ve ever been a part of.
    I can’t apeak for every dept here, or the hundreds of areas, but as for mine the management is as good as it gets. Working 12 hour shift work with the same people really brings you close to one another. To a point where your almost family.
    Great company.... I plan to retire from here.

    Cons

    As with a lot of companies our insurance benefits continuously get worse. The prices go up and the coverage go down. I don’t fault the company for this as much as the healthcare industry as a whole.
    I still have insurance so I can’t complain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and a great company culture. There is room for advancement and all people (management and non-management) are great to work with.

    Cons

    Great company, no cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging new product and process development and pushing Eastman even further into the diversified, specialty chemical space.


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