Eastman Chemical

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  1.  

    Loyal Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Team-oriented culture, Family flexibility, focus on individual development, training

    Cons

    Processes mandated by larger companies, Integration growth pains, increasing health benefit costs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Supply Chain Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Eastman has an aggressive growth strategy which has contributed to its success. As an employee, you feel such accomplishment being a part of that growth.

    Cons

    Health insurance policy could be improved upon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place for a career!!

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    Current Employee - Reliability Management Facilitator in Longview, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Reliability Management Facilitator in Longview, TX (US)

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and improving Safety culture!! Good salaries and benefits. Many opportunities, great work schedule. Family oriented company. Overall it's a good career.

    Cons

    Benefits and salaries are at the median for the area, they need to be improved in order to entice better applicants, and to retain current employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look at ways to recruit and retain employees!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Eastman

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Your opinion matters.

    Cons

    Employee benifits going down hill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical

    Pros

    Organised and a nice place to work. They provide you same kind of working environment as others by providing same kind of laptops etc with limited access.

    Cons

    As a contractor it is very hard to use their laptop as sometimes one needs to get information online specially if you are in R&D Department but due to limited access one can't use his/her abilities fully and in this way can't perform the job they need to perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either don't hire contractor in R&D department or give them access to your libraries and scientific journals like ACS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Eastman is a great place to collaborate with others and grow as a scientist.

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    Current Employee - Group Leader
    Current Employee - Group Leader

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

    Pros

    Great team environment; challenging projects; committment to safety

    Cons

    Eastman is very matrixed which leads to slow decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in technology infrastructure - we are running out of space due to our growing company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Eastman is a great place to work, learn and be valued

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    Current Employee - Market Development Manager
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical

    Pros

    Eastman is a very innovative company which provides different paths for you to develop a strong career. The company is flexible, very results-oriented and it is always posing challenges to the teams. I feel valued at Eastman and like very much the way the company and my co-workers act and make decisions. Eastman is concerned about people from safety, health and family issues. My quality of life improved a lot after joining Eastman.

    Cons

    The company has made some acquisitions and people need to adapt to this new environment. It is just a matter of being adaptable but I am happy to see the company's growth! This is more a challenge than a cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    New Recruits beware!

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    Former Employee - Technical Service Manager/Sales Development Manager in Kingsport, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Service Manager/Sales Development Manager in Kingsport, TN (US)

    I worked at Eastman Chemical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. Collaborative Environment is excellent.
    2. People at Kingsport/regional sites are excellent.

    Cons

    1. If you are recruited to work at Eastman, be prepared to be used for the following information with little reward:
          a. Connections of a focus industry if you come from that industry.
          b. Manager not to be involved in your skill set development.
          c. Little Career Advancement because your manager will be a fellow Eastman colleague when you start. The manager will be promoted as a result of your experience/knowledge.
          d. Constantly yelled out by my manager who had little experience in the industry compared to myself.
    2. Overall Benefits are terrible. Health benefits are not good and minimal salary increases are given.
    3. Corporate Credit Card is really a personal credit card given by the company which the company reimburses for approved expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Appreciate your recruited employees better.
    2. Improve your benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Working for Eastman is becoming overrated.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Anniston, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Anniston, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Employees can expect insurance and a paycheck. You can expect average wages with a declining benefits package.

    Cons

    Eastman does not care for their employees. We have a satellite human resource representative from another site. Questions constantly go unanswered while employees are left in the dark to figure out what we are losing next. We just lost our gym memberships after moving to a CDHP. They want you to be healthy, you just wont get any help from the company to get to that point. I hope you are not used to a Christmas bonus. Eastman's policy is $10 per person. Yes, a slap in the face. If you are a Christian, you probably won't even here Merry Christmas . It is replaced with Happy Holidays. The Managers don't listen. Production is a major priority while safety falls to the rear. The managers want all the credit when things are going good, but when things start going bad they want to blame the men in coveralls ( after you told them what was wrong). If Eastman wants to be the number one chemical company in the world they have a long way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they are not as dumb as you think. We are all in this together trying to work toward a common goal. We want to make Eastman a better place to work. Success starts at the bottom and goes up. It doesn't trickle down from the top. Try being good to your employees. If you want to be the best, you have to treat them like the are the best. Prediction: our company rank will continue to fall on glassdoor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Longevity

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Eastman Chemical full-time

    Pros

    I have been working with Eastman for over 20years in from entry level engineering to management. I have had opportunities to travel, learn and grow personally and professionally. The training and support given to the employees is superb. Throughout my career, I have given freedom and support to pick up the ball and run. Compensation is above average for the area. Eastman employees pride themselves on being ethical and hardworking.

    Cons

    Recent changes in benefits have the net effect of a pay cut. Senior leadership seems out of touch with the manufacturing employee and come across as egomaniacs. . We are a manufacturing company not a sales and marketing company but doesn't feel that way sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years, senior leadership has changed from home grown to store bought. Along with that has come great commercial success but there is growing rift between the business leaders and the manufacturing world. Its a tough balance I know but there is lots of talk about people being our number one resource but feel like it only applies to those outside of manufacturing. How about showing some more humility in leadership?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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