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Good pay and benefits
Contract Administration Assistant (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNAugust 4, 2014
Pros: good benefits and pay
Cons: i prefer not to say anything negative about my past employer
I learned at lot while at Eastman. I worked in the Legal Department for 10 years. I enjoyed the people that worked there, but management turnover happened each year. I never knew where I would be placed. I am not saying any negative things about my past employer. I was laid off in February of this year and received benefits and pay for 26 weeks.
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A good job for East Texas
Lead Operator (Current Employee), Longview, TXAugust 2, 2014
A good job for East Texas, but the pay is better for doing the same job on the coast.
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Great place to work
Assist Operators and Mechanics (Current Employee), Kingsport, TnJune 4, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: away from home
Great place to work! A lot of hours, plus not enough time at home with family, other than that it is a great environment to work at and your coworkers are great too!
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Instructive and Engaging Internship
Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee), Springfield, MAMay 28, 2014
At Eastman Chemical Company, I was responsible for conducting daily reports and monitoring process data for multiple process units via Aspen Process Explorer. Utilizing PFDs and P&IDs as well as conducting pressure surveys and frictional loss calculations through the plant piping, I was able to identify improvements to the process water system which – more... had the potential to save $1.1 million annually. And when tasked with solving ongoing problems relating to differences in heat-up rates in our reactors, I was able to perform heat and mass balances on the system, revealing a discrepancy caused by a miscalibrated steam meter which was the root cause of the problem. – less
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I like working here!
Plant Engineering Intern (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNMay 27, 2014
It was very fun and interesting working in Tennessee. Everyone was polite and helpful.
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Nice workplace
Co-op Student (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNMay 15, 2014
I learned a lot during my time there. Fast paced environment, great people but not an ideal location.
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As anyone would tell you that has been there for a while..."It's NOT the same place it used to be".
Lab Technician (Former Employee), Kingsport, Tn.May 8, 2014
Pros: very good money for the work to be done.
Cons: terrible management. to come in and simply do your job is not enough.
Grew up in this area my entire life and Eastman was the end all, beat all places to work. Finally got the job (lab tech). The kind of work could be tedious and sometimes pointless, but for the amount of money it was WELL worth it. My co-workers for the most part were great, laid back and easy going. Now the downside...management is pitiful. They were/are – more... out of touch with what is going on even in their own groups. The politics are UNreal. Management are concerned entirely with their own positions and advancement. The policy of bringing in new group managers every 2-3 years with absolutely no experience of what they were managing was brutal. The group ended up training the manger. And NEVER get on someone's bad side...can be a job killer as was my case. The benefits started out pretty good then a few years ago all that went out the window. And promotions...forget it. Someone has to keel over before even consideration is possible. – less
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Great place to work and employees are conscientious
Credit Analyst (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOMarch 7, 2014
Pros: good benefits and 401k
Eastman Chemical is a great company to work for and is headquartered in Kingsport, TN. The only reason why I do not work there any more is because my job was transferred to Tennessee.

My job title was Credit Analyst which entailed extending credit lines, working with our customers to bring their accounts current and resolving discrepancies.
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Lack of Professionism
Full Time Employee (Current Employee), MartinsvilleMarch 4, 2014
Pros: slow pace and relax work environment
Cons: zero professionism
This site has been acquired by Eastman. Working culture isnt good for a place to work at. Full of politics, and it is only about who you know but not what you are capable of. People on the floor are the most trustworthy ones because they are honest and dont play politics and tricks.

Here you have to be very protective since your work may be stolen – more... by someone and becomes theirs.

Culture may be changing slowly since Eastman came in, but the old management team is the key that makes this place not an ideal place to work at.

If you want to have a good life being slack without being noticed, this is a perfect place to come.

If you want to grow and learn something every day to advance your career, I would say dont come to this site now. But maybe Eastman will be improving the situation here in the future. – less
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Focused and driven workplace
LSE LABORATORY ANALYST (Current Employee), Kingsport, TNFebruary 9, 2014
swing shift work with 12 hour days/nights
results driven environment
safety is always first
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Superior wages and benefits
Environmental Coordinator (Current Employee), Kingsport, TNNovember 15, 2013
Pros: health, dental, and vision insurance. very good vacation packages
Cons: it's a chemical company, so of course you have unpleasant odors, and a very strict personal protection program requiring goggles, hard hats etc.
Eastman has always been an outstanding company to work for with above average pay and benefits. I would recommend Eastman to any person because it is a place to "stay for life". It has outstanding improvement opportunities as well as plenty of self-improvement and education improvement opportunities they are always willing to pay for.
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EXPANDING AND GROWING cOMPANY
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNNovember 12, 2013
Pros: international company, generous retirement
This is an international company on the move; I wpent seven years with this company.

I left only because I had obtained a degree for which they did not have a position open at that time.

My time here grew me in many ways; opened my eyes to all the career possibilities within nursing:

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Great company with a solid foundation and bright future
Intern (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNOctober 26, 2013
My typical day at work involved literature research, discussing processes with operators and engineering in the plant, modeling life cycles and assessing them, discussing my findings and concerns with my mentor and coworkers, attending seminar to further educate on chemical engineering related topics. I learned a lot; mainly, how to perform Life Cycle – more... Assessments, improved technical report writing skills, improved presentation skills, gained knowledge of the chemical industry and various processes. My co-workers were friendly, hard-working, driven, and helpful. The management was wonderful at leading and growing us. They let us do our work with minimum supervision and monthly meetings to discuss progress. The hardest part was accurately accounting for all the inputs and outputs of a process to assess the environmental impacts. The most enjoyable part was the feeling of accomplishment after completing a Life Cycle Assessment project. – less
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Don't be a contractor with them
Former contractor (Former Employee), Martinsville, VAOctober 4, 2013
Pros: good pay, great personalities
Cons: no job security, contracts can be terminated without any notice.
Initially the contract I had with them, specifically the Martinsville, VA plant, was pleasant and educational. The employees were pleasant to work with for the majority of it. In the end though it turns out that while I was working for them under a contract they were still looking for an individual to fill my position while continuing to fill my head – more... with ideas that the company is growing and that there would easily be a place for me within it. If it isn't in writing then don't believe what anyone there says. While the management culture is changing, there are still a lot of ideas from Solutia hanging around. – less
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Wonderful work place
Lab Analyst (Current Employee), Kingsport, TNAugust 16, 2013
You learn team work, and also how to test chemicals. Learning how to work 12 hour swing shifts is fun.
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I am a previous employee of Eastman Chemical Company., and I desire to return to work. it is the best companyand career that I have ever had.
Chemical Operator/ Lab Technician (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNJuly 12, 2013
Pros: advancing career
Cons: traveling distance
I am a deicated, focused, attention to detail worker. enovation, always looking for stream line quality production,as a team player working together for the good of my company. there is never a hard job, only a challeging job. The most enjoyable part of a job is the finnished product. A Quality standard above all, that meets and exceeds the customers – more... needs, at the lowest cost as possible. – less
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Awesome
Intern (Former Employee), Longview, TXJune 6, 2013
I worked a rotating shift. I learned about how the process worked. The shift I was on, my co-workers were awesome and we worked but also had fun at the same time. The hardest part was actually knowing what you are doing so you don't mess anything up.
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Productive and fun internship.
Intern (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNMay 10, 2013
Pros: work close to my house, friend
Cons: more of a family oriented town.
I would report to work around 7:30 am and start preparing coal slurries to conduct research on the coal slurries for a new batch of coal to be used in a process. After the coal slurries were prepared I conducted various test to get a better understanding of how the slurries reacted to different additives. From this internship I learned how to adopt – more... to the results of research because I was typically given research that was already laid out from start to finish with no various. All of my co-workers and managers where nice and answered all of my questions. I enjoyed being able to assist the process plant with my research and letting them know how to handle problems if they should arise in the actual process. – less
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Productive, good place to grow and learn!
Contract Specialist (Current Employee), Kingsport, TNMay 2, 2013
Love my job and the people but only a temporary assignment with a certain amount of allotted working hours.
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Good people, good culture, flexible work schedule.
Advanced Technical Service Representative (Current Employee), Kingsport, TNApril 24, 2013
Overall, Eastman is a great place to work. The people are professional. The compensation and benefits are very competitive. The environment is fast-paced and dynamic.

About Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) is a global chemical company, which manufactures and sells a portfolio of chemicals, plastics, – Read more