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"Retiree speaks"

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Former Employee - Operator in Kingsport, TN
Former Employee - Operator in Kingsport, TN
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Family culture for the most part was good and the employee benefits was above average for the area. Community relations is excellent.

Cons

Top heavy management that doesn't acknowledge the average working Joe's abilities and work ethic.

Advice to Management

There is a lot of weight at the top and at most all upper management levels. Operations personnel are carring the weight of the company. Reward them more.

Other Employee Reviews for Eastman

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Eastman is uneventful and having a hard time going to the next level."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Eastman is in a good location. Promotional opportunities are ok. The company generally stays up to date on current technology.

    Cons

    I am not conficent that Eastman salaries are comparable nationally. The company thinks they are family oriented. I do not believe that senior management values people. They tend to take local people working there for granted. Kingsport is a one major employer town.

    Advice to Management

    Quit spending like a drunken sailor and then telling employees we are in a recession and that cuts are inevitable.. Lots of landscaping and beautification when the company and the economy are tanking.


  2. "Great place to work, but not a place for rapid advancement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to grow in a stable corporate environment. East Tennessee is an incredibly nice place to live and raise a family. The cost of living is very low compared to most parts of the United States.

    Cons

    Eastman relies on its location to protect its workforce. Although the company claims to provide competitive pay for professional and management positions on a national basis, it does not. The same positions ofter pay better at competitors which reside in other geographies. Most people stay at Eastman for their entire careers, and Eastman develops really good people for management roles. Unfortunately, ability to obtain higher level roles is often a function of timing rather than a reflection on the individual's capability in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    You need to take a tough look at your compensation practices. Really talented people have left the company due to not being offered advancement or meaningful increases (i.e. significantly above the cost of inflation). You also need to recalibrate the rewards system. Middle management is hesitant to give any awards over $500-1000 even when the accomplishments are worth millions.


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