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"All in all a fairly good experience"

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Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Kingsport, TN
Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Kingsport, TN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Eastman full-time

Pros

Worked 20 years in production which was a challenging, yet rewarding experience. Was allowed to go back to school to work toward being Lab tech certified. Since then have even been more challenged. Very interesting job working for the last 2 years in this part of the company.

Cons

Seems like there is a point in ones career that it does not pay to attempt to improve. Upon being promoted, was informed of being cut in pay.

Advice to Management

Opportunities for advancement for employees with many years of service needs to be easier to understand. Examples: Pay, rate of advancement in new job, clearer expectations. Be more open and honest.

Other Employee Reviews for Eastman

  1. "Great company to work for , lots of opportunity for personal growth. Eastman values their employees!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse work group. Lots of opportunity for growth. The company has strong Structured Training Programs and will offer financial assistance to continue higher education.

    Cons

    Cost of insurance for the rank and file has increased. Compensation in the way of bonuses and incentives are somewhat one-sided favoring upper managment vs. Rank and file employees.

    Advice to Management

    Endeavor to Persevere!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Eastman likes to dictate to its employees what their career path shall be and has no true leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are truly a joy and privilege to work with. There are also some very smart people who've solved very difficult problems.

    Cons

    Some people do not have the necessary qualifications for their position. There is a lack of communication between business units. Those in leadership roles are weak and the company generally does not accept best practices from outside sources such as professional organizations.

    Advice to Management

    This company was established in the 1920's and still behaves as a company of that time. The company needs to make a gigantic leap forward to the present with its practices. They don't even conduct exit interviews demonstrating they have no interest in improving or changing. It's also very hard to watch train carload after train carload of coal coming into the plant and knowing what that means to the environment.

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