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Eastman Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance for the most part" (in 149 reviews)

  • "Salary was pretty decent, especially considering cost of living in area" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance was a strength at the company but now that is a thing of the past" (in 28 reviews)

  • "This makes it difficult for decision-making and communication" (in 55 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Well trained employees; very helpful.

    Cons

    Increasing health costs each year.

  3. "Chemical Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Eastman invests a lot into their employees. They want you to make a career out there.

    Cons

    You will be on shiftwork for your entire career. That can be a pro, but some people have a hard time adjusting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your employees. You've got a good company.


  4. "Great place to work and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and professional development opportunities

    Cons

    HR can be slow. While people need performance feedback, don’t need categories


  5. "Great culture, strategy, and opportunity"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture and values that recognizes the importance of safety, wellness, inclusion, and employee collaboration. Strategic direction greatly improved in recent years with strong momentum in many areas. Diverse opportunities for career development in both technical and business roles.

    Cons

    Company culture and behaviors still tend to be headquarter centric, although recent changes in organization and structure and expansion through acquisition have greatly helped vs. 5-10 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Past few years have been a tough balance of cost management while moving faster toward a true specialty company. Help leaders at all levels understand that cost management is not a strategy by itself and to continue growing the company it takes leaders making thoughtful investments in both people and resources to improve growth and capability.


  6. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Latitude for growth, decent benefits

    Cons

    some Directors are jerks and are only interested in selling themselves while not helping the team grow.


  7. "Innovative company stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Forward looking, innovative management, fun people

    Cons

    Good old boys club, stuck in legacy systems, not focusing on a solid foundation

  8. "good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E&I Master Mechanic in Sauget, IL
    Current Employee - E&I Master Mechanic in Sauget, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. 401k with reasonable company match

    Cons

    small plant, could use some expansion

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great culture, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    I can not think of any


  10. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Town and Country, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Town and Country, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family First, Good wages, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Work from home - option


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