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Eastman Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Most of the people in the company still have a small town mind-set" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Not your dad's Eastman... Thankfully!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been at Eastman for a long time and can say that if you are adaptable, enjoy challenges and are willing to shape your own role, this is the place to be. The Eastman I work for today has evolved over the years to keep up with a changing environment and demographics, and I like what I see and am proud of contributing to this constant change.

    Cons

    I do not have any to share.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the excitement!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Eastman provides great benefits and has a fantastic community of scientists.

    Cons

    There are not currently many avenues for promotion if you have a Bachelor's degree in anything other than engineering.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different businesses

    Cons

    Performance evaluations are hard if you had less than desired results in you early years.


  4. "Eastman good place to work bad benefits"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst

    I worked at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Loved my boss and team

    Cons

    Benefits are ok, 401k is good, health insurance is not good


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Identifies high potential employees and cultivates them for success. Family friendly.

    Cons

    Kingsport location lacks local amenities and access to major airport.


  6. "Good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance for the most part, great fitness classes on premises during lunch and after work, good salary especially considering cost of living in area can easily afford one income living, numerous interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Decision making is a very lengthy process, an employee needs to have a champion to have a career


  7. "Simple review"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Operator in Longview, TX

    I worked at Eastman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good job for the area, good benefits, great coworkers

    Cons

    Management/Chain of Command could use some improvement

  8. "Decent CS job as long as you can handle rude supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Training was great

    Cons

    The supervisor treated staff poorly and created a toxic environment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Why I still work at Eastman after more than 20 years"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong safety and environmental commitment. Nice places to live. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Manufacturing can only cost cut for so many years before being forced to take unacceptable risks. Safety comes first but how do you compare growth versus critical reliability projects?

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your rank and file employees feel respected and appreciated.


  10. "Nice place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Helper in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Helper in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company! Good people and a friendly environment. Well trained employees that know what they’re doing. Pay and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.