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Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR recruiter via LinkedIn. Applied online. Got invited to an interview event. Two consecutive group panel interviews; 3 people for the first, 4 for the second. Typical behavior questions.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Have a better offer from another company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    I met a recruiter through my institute's on campus career fair. Briefly discussed my position in school and goals involving a co-op position then handed my resume. Followed up with an online application that also involved another resume submission. Two weeks later I was offered to come in for an interview. I waited a week past the date the interviewer told me I would hear back from them about the interview results, then sent a follow up email inquiring their decision.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle a situation, in which you had a solution to a problem in a group project, but one of the group members did not agree to your solution?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview--on site interview

    Interview Questions
    • How do you envision your career path at Dow   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texas City, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texas City, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a great interview a panel of 5 people.They were great, just be honest and be detail . with answers.Talk to them like you guys were friends be energetic and happy. Alot of behavioral base question tell me a time etc. tell me a time when you had to help another group.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell a time when you had troubleshoot technical question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Process Automation Engineer (New Grad) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Applied online to the "University Recruiting: University of XXX" posting on the Dow career website, although I graduated about 9 months ago, and have been working since. I was contacted within a week and scheduled for a phone interview. After a quick phone interview (about 25 minutes), I was immediately invited out for an onsite interview in Freeport, TX.

    I gave my preferences for flight times and scheduling for the onsite interview; the Dow travel organization was quite accomadating, and I received the agenda for my interview day. I was reimbursed for everything related to the travel.

    On the day of my interview, I first met with my "host," who was in the same role as the one I was applying for. She took me out to breakfast and then brought me to the facility, where I got a visitor's badge. I then had about 1 hour of interviews, 45 minutes with her and another automation engineer (slightly more senior), and then 15 minutes with the hiring manager (the regional engineering leader). None of the questions were tricky at all - just typical STAR-type questions. I was able to use examples from my current job, which was a similar position to the one I was applying for. I think this impressed my interviewers, and I felt confident throughout that I would get the offer.

    Finally, we took a 40 minute tour around the Freeport facility (driving tour), then went to lunch. At all times, except for the hour of interviews, the atmosphere was extremely casual.

    Interview Questions
    • None really.. just STAR questions. I basically just told stories about my current job, even if they barely fit the form of the question. It didn't seem to be a problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got a higher starting salary than a brand new college grad because I had about 11 months of experience (including an internship), but I still tried to ask for more. However, the salary seemed very non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online got a response from a recruiter in about 2 weeks. Asked me basics about my current jobs benefits and pay. Asked if I would be interested a position. Set up a phone interview. Had a phone interview with the hiring manager and her boss. Interview went well and asked to do a site visit. Did a site visit it was an all day affair with the hiring manger, and a full panel of employees. Asked a lot of questions about why Dow, standard interview questions, and technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What is an interference fit? How would you design one?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did most of the negotiation with the recruiter. They gave me everything I wanted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty standard. I gave a research seminar in the morning and then had one on one interviews for the rest of the day. One on one interviews were exhausting, due to the fact that I was the one who would always ask questions, initiate the conversation and so on. Imaging, by the end of the day I almost run out of questions....

    Reasons for Declining

    due to location

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texas City, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Texas City, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application and was invited to take a mechanical aptitude & math test. Just the standard tests that most companies use. After the testing I was called for a pre-screen phone interview. I passed that and was selected for a face to face interview. The interview was about 1-1.5 hours. Just general operations and behavioral questions. After the interview I received a call with an offer. I accepted and began the verification process and medical/physical testing/ screening

    Interview Questions
    • The want to know about procedure use and if you are safety driven. Be prepared to show things you have learned in the past and show improvement   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Union enviroment.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Dow Chemical in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview last about 4o minutes. It was a 3 people panel. They rotated questions, and also gave a piece of paper with the interview questions in case you wanted to read along. They were very serious, they were not mean, but they had their poker face on, and showed no interest or disgust. If you get to the panel interview I would really focus on your interpersona skills and safety.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your strength and weakness. How did you use your strength to help your weakness.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dow Chemical in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and two months later, the group manager emailed me first and then called me to set up an onsite interview. At the interview day, the group manager brought me in a conference room and I talked to one lady and one guy abroad over phone. They asked questions regarding my research experience and interests. Then I was brought to a meeting room and did a technical presentation for one hour. People asked questions. After that, I talked to another research leader. She asked me about the experience on my resume. After that, I had a lunch interview with a research leader, R&D director and the group manager. They asked me why I chose xxx university, what's my extracurricular activity, etc. Mostly behavior questions. After lunch, I was brought to the scientist's office and had an interview with the group manager and the scientist for that group. The scientist asked some technical questions. Finally, I was brought to another person in another department, who has cooperation with the group I was interviewing with. She asked me about the innovation, initiative thing. After that, I was sent to airport.

    It was a long day. Just be confident and get prepared, especially the achievements you completed before.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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