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Found 2,045 of over 2K reviews
3.9
75% Recommend to a Friend
Eastman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
74% Approve of CEO

Found 1,977 of over 2K reviews

3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Eastman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
Mark J. Costa
951 Ratings

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Pros
  • "The people I work with are great people and really good at what they do.(in 173 reviews)
  • "Good Benefits and ability to advance(in 139 reviews)
  • "Great culture and values that helps employees feel identified with the company in a short period of time(in 131 reviews)
  • "They have good pay and work with you in hours(in 121 reviews)
  • "There is a good work/life balance with most managers understanding you have a life outside the office.(in 85 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Eastman has been very good to me and my family

    Jan 28, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growth opportunity Excellent pay Decent benefits

    Cons

    Disconnect between Executive level and operations Constant changing of safety procedures with brief training Hesitant to invest in aging equipment upgrades

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Losing what made the company great

    Jan 29, 2023 - Director in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, good location (if you like mountains and smaller communities)

    Cons

    Company no longer sees employees as the most valuable asset and we are entering the fourth round of layoffs in 6 years. This has become the current CEO's go to method for "costs" reductions. There have also been multiple process safety events since 2017 including two significant events in 2022. The blame then gets pushed down to 1st and 2nd supervisors rather than senior leaders taking responsibility for denying capital requests and under investing in safety and infrastructure projects in order to make balance sheets look better.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good company, Can be clique-y

    Jan 28, 2023 - Technical Support Engineer in Longview, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits Some management care You can move around if you're liked Really try to be more progressive/diverse

    Cons

    Really clique-y Don't ways have the tools you need Tech Staff engineers are overloaded Not where they should be with I&D in 2023 Not a lot of career options/choices

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Working at Eastman

    Jan 30, 2023 - Plant Operator in Texas City, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay is very good

    Cons

    Maybe too much OT at times

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Has become a people mill

    Nov 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive, even excellent in some cases. Some of the work, goals, and teams are interesting and engaging.

    Cons

    The pace and load of work has become excruciating. Management has become demanding with little to no consideration or compassion for the emotional well-being of their employees. Rushing to the next emergency effort to keep the dividends up has replaced thoughtful, well-planned, courageous team-centered leadership. Punishment and fear have replaced forward-thinking, employee-promoting, coaching and development. You are solely responsible for your mental, professional, and project health. This means that if you succeed, you race to the next project. If you fail, you will be "held accountable". This attitude is now pervasive within operations and technical support areas and is toxifying the teamwork that has made this company great in the increasingly distant past. Their company face is slick-marketed, but experienced, dedicated, caring people are being driven from the company at a sickening pace, leaving the operating and engineering core fragile at best.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    It’s just another company

    Jan 29, 2023 - Senior Business Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A pay check and benefits. Performance expectations are very low.

    Cons

    It’s cultish. People talk about how great it is, but those same people would go to another company at the drop of a hat, if one was here. Loyalty is gone. Our CEO killed it. Most long timers are in it, until they can retire. Communication is poor. Facilities are becoming more and more rundown. Focus is on Wall Street and earnings, not on the people that make it happen.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Was great...

    Jan 15, 2023 - Utility Operator in Tri-Cities
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay Avg benefits A lot of good people

    Cons

    They give contracts to horrible companys which screws us over. Pay isnt keeping up with inflation or min wage increases. Keep creating jobs for people to collect a paycheck.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Solid Company

    Jan 19, 2023 - Logistics Manager in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good long term business outlook. Good pay and relatively good benefits.

    Cons

    Constant change is difficult to manage and still perform core tasks.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Chemical Operator

    Jan 24, 2023 - Process Operator in Kingsport, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very good money with no experience needed to start.

    Cons

    Overtime is not optional, and lot of it. No home life, and people are horrible on shift work.

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Decent

    Jan 31, 2023 - Quality Assurance Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Overall decent place to work

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility for rotating shifts

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Eastman has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 2,247 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Eastman to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% 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 -2% over the last 12 months.

75% of Eastman employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Eastman 3.5 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 .

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