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Eastman Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated Sep 6, 2020

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4.0
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Eastman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Costa
Mark J. Costa
839 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, more than 10 years

      A Cultural Advantage Makes Eastman a Great Place to Work

      May 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture is very collaborative, ethical and caring, but still high performing. Strategy to move towards specialty products seems to be working with lots of upside.

      Cons

      Tend to be too conservative in decision making

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company to work for

      Sep 6, 2020 - Strategy Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ethical, good work life balance

      Cons

      Too many processes Slows decision making

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent

      Sep 24, 2019 - Team Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is decent and Benefits are decent

      Cons

      Work to life balance. Rotating schedule. Lack of true leadership and decision making.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      DO NOT work here. Tanking, bloated company

      May 29, 2019 - Inside Sales Representative in Worcester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy job. Decent pay. Good starter job.

      Cons

      Management is decades behind competition and unwilling to change. Managers are not good at dealing with conflict. Very very top heavy company who can’t make decisions.

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      17 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work!

      Feb 11, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid company to work for

      Oct 9, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salary and decent benefits. Stable company with a lot of opportunity for moving around. The people are great. Lots of opportunity for training. Great work/life balance depending on your job and the four 9's and a 4 work schedule is nice.

      Cons

      Eastman used to promote people and move people around faster, but now both of these processes can be slow. Despite record breaking performance, promotions and bonuses are mediocre. The salaray is attractive, but when you look at overall compensation, it does not look as great. They have recently changed the ranking system, which is leading the culture away from the collaborative, teamwork environment to more of a competitive environment. Although there are a lot of job opportunities within Eastman, management seems to make decisions for you on where you get moved, rather than talking to you about where you want to move.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Global Logistics

      Mar 29, 2016 - Global Logistics in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training programs but not everyone is allowed to have training to improve a skill set. Gives back to the community.

      Cons

      Management team in NA with direct reports consists of males in authority making all decisions. It appears this is done on purpose and there are 10 managers in Logistics with reports and all are male. Somehow woman aren't qualified to supervise teams anymore. Management tends to focus on how to make themselves look good and will make decisions without knowing how it will impact their employees or the company. No respect to anyone but expect more out of planners. But there is no reward offered to them for going the extra mile. Management just adds more to each planner and is ok if planners work 12-14 hrs per day.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company culture with talented people and a leadership team that cares!

      Oct 18, 2014 - Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The leadership team leads by example by creating a culture that allows employees to succeed. The company has a great safety mindset and is working on creating a culture of health. Eastman has a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Eastman is continuing to grow which translates into career opportunities. It's a place where team-mindedness is embraced.

      Cons

      As the company continues to grow globally, the Kingsport, TN corporate mindset will need to evolve into a global mindset. Employees located in Kingsport should understand that they represent only 50% of the workforce. In addition, a collaborative culture can sometimes be confused with driving to consensus. This can lead to decision making paralysis.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      This company's culture is truly a competive advantage.....I think that Eastman is a well-kept secret

      Jul 11, 2013 - Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A culture that is serious about helping people succeed - not something that you find in many organizations; Challenging work that allows you to make significant contribution to the company; People listen and respect your ideas. The company is in a growth mode and it feels as though there will be great career opportunities in the near and long term.

      Cons

      The pace of decision-making can be slow. There appears to be a need for a great deal of consensus before people make decisions or a lack of confidence in making decisions. Its also a very process driven organization. Sometimes if feels like process just for process sake, not necessarily a compelling business reason.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Pros

      Having worked at two companies previously, I can say with confidence that Eastman is a forward thinking organization despite being in a very conservative industry. Eastman embraces new marketing practices, modern IT tools and fosters a culture of individual growth.

      Cons

      Being a matrixed organization, decisions tend to be made by committee and so it takes a long time to make decisions. The selection of health care provider is dismal.

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