Eastman Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2021

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3.8
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Eastman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
Mark J. Costa
763 Ratings
Pros
  • "Not expected to work over 40 hours per week and work/life balance is valued(in 169 reviews)

  • "Friendly work environment, teams and no work pressure(in 118 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Decision making is a very lengthy process, an employee needs to have a champion to have a career(in 59 reviews)

  • "Small town, large company -- transitioning to global company is difficult(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent place to work

      Feb 21, 2021 - Senior CHEMIST in Kingsport, TN
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      Pros

      Diverse workforce, fair pay, collaborative environment, sustainability focus

      Cons

      Located in East Tennessee, Kingsport.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Eastman is not to shabby

      Mar 3, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Kingsport, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I like the direction things are going. They have flattened the organization, they are moving towards a more inclusive and diverse culture, they are building things that will have a positive impact on our lives.

      Cons

      They want to be a company that can get the best talent in a location that isn't ideal for the talent they seek. They have layoffs often and they are moving away from having a good work life balance. Which is one of the reasons I chose to work here.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      100 Years and Counting

      Feb 19, 2021 - Engineering Associate in Kingsport, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues, Health Benefits, Locations, Interesting Work, Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

      Cons

      Frequency/amount of cost of living adjustments, lots of work pressures,

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company!

      Feb 19, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Feeling very blessed to work somewhere where our health and safety is top priority. Eastman has provided us with so many beneficial programs during the pandemic!

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company

      Feb 18, 2021 - Technology Fellow in Kingsport, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Eastman is a diverse company with many growth opportunities. I found both a teamwork and safety culture which is important for a chemical company.

      Cons

      Management egos are easily bruised.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Decent Benefits, Family Friendly Work Environment

      Mar 2, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Kingsport, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of good people, benefits are pretty good, competitive in today’s market

      Cons

      Vacation structure could be better.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place

      Feb 15, 2021 - Shift Utility Mechanic in Jefferson Hills, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Plenty of overtime

      Cons

      Union environment breeds laziness in coworkers

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good and bad

      Feb 11, 2021 - Project Manager in Kingsport, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of people who take their job seriously and enjoy their work. Benefits are good. The company does seem to care about individuals' well being.

      Cons

      Bureaucracy is suffocating. It takes an act of congress to get the smallest thing accomplished. Highly matrixed company, but people very rarely step out of their comfort zone to solve problems. Very difficult to advance unless you have a "sponsor". The evaluation process is a joke and unfair to people who do their job and do it well.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Feb 8, 2021 - Supply Chain in Fieldale, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good here

      Cons

      nothing specific I can come up with

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Feb 8, 2021 - Account Manager in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good Company and innovative in several fields.

      Cons

      Confusing structure, can be a cloudy career path

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