Eastman Chemical Employee Reviews

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good people to work with in operations/maintenance
Storeroom Manager/Purchasing Buyer (Current Employee) –  Anniston, ALApril 20, 2017
This is probably one of the better employment opportunities in this area, although the atmosphere has changed over the years. pay is good and benefits are good. The working hours are good, people that you work with are good.
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Was a good learning experiance
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Longview, TXApril 17, 2017
Required to work nights one week and days the next week. Very messy, extremely underpaid, never received a raise. Where i learned how to run a forklift, was my first real industrial maintenance job
Pros
First industrial maintenence job
Cons
Not consistant work, underpaid, no benefits
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Good place to be manipulated by management
Welder (Current Employee) –  Kingsport, TNMarch 6, 2017
Really thought I would like working here. That was wrong. Management has no idea what is going on and constantly changing the atmosphere for the worst. Pay is good but when you factor in how bad the Benifits are it's not worth it. Being degraded by high management comes with the territory.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Healthcare, management, never know when you will get laid off
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Great place to work but the IT department is behind.
Eastman IT Intern (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNFebruary 17, 2017
The company as a whole is a great place to work. The IT department is lagging when it comes to advancing technology. More time is spent considering what could happen instead of ever taking action.
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Great Pay and Benefits
CHEMICAL OPERATOR APPRENTICE (Current Employee) –  Longview, TXFebruary 3, 2017
Great pay and benefits. Rotating shift work. Start out at 22/hr. Management is all about politics and who likes who. Target will be on your back if youre not liked above everyone else.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, and Days off
Cons
Management
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Laid-back culture that also works hard.
Laboratory Analyst - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNOctober 24, 2016
This company makes sure their employees are treated well and are constantly working toward their career goals. Everyone is very easy-going while also keeping the work ethic flowing.
Pros
Reward for hard work, great benefits.
Cons
Hours can be long and difficult to keep up with. (12 hour swing-shift)
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Was a great place.
Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNOctober 18, 2016
Each year benefits were taken away. Little chance of advancement without degree. Pay just enough to make leaving hard.
Pros
Stable
Cons
Little advancement
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Oustanding
Team Manager- currently (Current Employee) –  Fieldale, VAOctober 5, 2016
The company is outstanding no cons to speak of. Great investment in their employees want them to grow. Safety of its employees is the most important thing. Always making improvements to get ahead of the competition.
Pros
Outstanding
Cons
none
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Great place to work with excellent people and benefits.
Safety Representative (Current Employee) –  Fieldale, VAOctober 3, 2016
Eastman overall is a fast-paced workplace with an excellent culture of openness and trust. During my tenure at Eastman I have only encountered those who uphold very high professional standards. Eastman's total compensation package for professional employees is very competitive and their commitment to professional development is terrific.
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Good
Security guard (Former Employee) –  Martinsville vaSeptember 25, 2016
I rather not have to answer that question. Great place to work. I had to quit due to a few of my health problems. And also care for my dad.
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Decent Place to Work Compared to Other Offerings in Are
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNSeptember 21, 2016
There are many different jobs performed on a daily basis. Any and all Process and safety changes take far too long to be effective. The culture is very uncomfortable as the operations employees live in fear of losing their jobs. The management attitude reflects, "We have plenty of people waiting at the gate to take your place."
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A good place to work; however, they lay off frequently.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNSeptember 6, 2016
It was a good place to work with excellent benefits and pay. The only problem with Eastman is that they do a lay off yearly. You are never completely secure in knowing if you will be there the next year or not.
Pros
Stock
Cons
Lay offs
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a dangerous place to work at times
Generalist (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 22, 2016
weather has a lot to do with it,,sales also.have learned a lot of life work place,,people,safety,fire traned for emergencys,a divert group of people I work with or come in contact with.
Pros
money
Cons
outside work at some point
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you will stay productive
Machine Helper & Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Martinsville, VAJuly 20, 2016
Working at Eastman provided stable work. Working at Eastman is challenging for families because of swinging shifts and never having lunch or dinner at the same time..
Pros
low wages and vigorous shift work
Cons
stable work
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Extremely bureaucratic
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Kingsport, TNMay 4, 2016
As company losing its market share in their core segments, the weakness and the true character of the management. Top management, starting from VP level is very capable, but the middle management is mostly people from colleges from east tennessee area. If you are not from the area, it is very hard to grow in the company.
Pros
Work/life balance
Cons
Slow career progression
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Eastman is a great company!
Process Operator (Current Employee) –  Sauget, ILApril 18, 2016
A typical day working at Eastman is fulfilling and rewarding. Working here makes you feel important and part of a team. The coworkers are great and always ready to lend a helping hand.
Pros
8 hour work days
Cons
Job security is unstable right now
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Chemical Operator
Operations Helper (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNApril 11, 2016
great place to work rotating shift was a little hard getting use to.
very nice working with a well balanced team. hardest part had to be able to switch from day and nights getting the internal set.
Pros
paid lunches
Cons
12 hour days
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Productive and fun workplace
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNApril 4, 2016
Just a great ethical company that provided a great benefit package and competitive pay. The staff at the Houston DC has an amazing staff.
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Excellence in research and work-life culture
Intern (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNApril 2, 2016
Eastman's community-like culture made the environment perfect for learning. Employees and supervisors are approachable, friendly and helpful.
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prison setting
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Kingsport, TNFebruary 15, 2016
A management that cares little to nothing about the employees. Continuing fear of being laid off or your division shut down. Has an environment that is comparable to the movie Shawshank Redemption. If you can go anywhere else and make a living, please do yourself a favor and do so.
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