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Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Obtained an interview through the university recruiting, there was an online portal to connect with Dow through university career services. Attended an evening information session about the company after selection for an interview. It was a 45 minute interview consisting many of behavioral questions. I was given 5 minutes at the beginning to succinctly describe my research (I brought along 1 slide for a visual) and this was supposed to be more general and easy to understand. They asked me a couple questions about my work and then started with the behavioral sections, asking about specific instances I'd encountered in my previous work, strengths, difficulties, coworker interactions etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you disagreed with your advisor, and how you overcame this difference in opinion.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    PhD Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    On-campus interview followed by on-site interview where I had a full day interview process including meetings with different team members and also a talk about my research. There was a dinner involved as well

    Interview Questions
    • What are some of your strengths and more importantly what are your weaknesses? (They pushed on the weakness parts)   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Campus interview, manager ask some typical behavior question and discuss your research. It depends on who are interviewing. Some are nice and there are a lot interactions. It's a nice experience.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    I/S Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    It was horrible. I think the guy brought me in just to devalue my degree and in a sense tell me he will never hire from Northwood University and only top schools. He did not take any time to listen except once when he, being the hiring manager, told me I shouldn't have prepared for this. I was confused when he said this as I don't know how someone could necessarily prepare for an interview. He continued with "you seem to be well spoken". This would probably be due to the fact that I am well spoken. He had three other employees (no, they are not relatives but rather people I have worked with before) offering recommendations for me. The moral of the story is I guess I should of went to a different school.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any. I felt like I was brought in just to be diminished and was able to handle each question. Perhaps maybe too well as "I seemed too well spoken".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Phd Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Overall, the interview process was a very good experience. About one month after my on-campus interview at my university, I received a phone call from an HR rep inviting me for an on-site interview. The HR rep suggested a specific date a few weeks out and asked if it would work for me (rather than offering several dates and allowing me to choose). I agreed to the suggested date, but I did not at all get the impression that it would have been a problem if I needed a different date. Soon after this phone call, I received an email with all the details about what information was required of me and when it was needed, who my host would be, the general schedule for my trip, etc. Dow utilizes a travel agency to book all travel (and all costs are covered by Dow), so it was very easy and quick to book my airfare, hotel, rental car, etc. A couple days later, my host contacted me via email to introduce himself, provide contact information (which I already had from the HR rep), and offer to answer any questions I might have. About a week before my trip, I received a detailed itinerary for the interview, which consisted of meals with my host or other employees, a 1-hour seminar I was to deliver about my PhD research, and the remainder of the day being filled with 45-minute one-on-one "interviews" with various members or directors for the groups that were considering me as a candidate; typically, these one-on-one sessions were more or less informal discussions about my research and leadership experience with plenty of opportunities for me to ask questions, rather than formal interviews with a lot of "Tell me about a time when..." questions. All in all, I came away having learned a lot about the diversity of technical backgrounds of Dow employees as well as the many industries to which Dow R&D contributes. I was told they typically try to let candidates know if they will receive an offer or not "within a week or two".

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I talked to a recruiter at my college career fair. I was offered an interview the next day. The interview was a basic HR interview. No questions were a surprise to me. Overall, the process was pretty pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were very hard. Just basic HR questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Campus Recruiting - Research & Development (PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting. One hour on-campus interview. Advisor was contacted for recommendation. Invited for 2 on-site interviews for Marlborough, MA and Freeport, TX. 45 minute seminar + 15 minute questions. 7-8 one-on-one interviews with scientists in groups that were looking to hire + lab tour. Flown immediately to the next site and repeated the same process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Had my interview at a campus recruiting event. The questions were mainly focused on my research project, with several behavioral questions such as "how do you collaborate with people in a team setting", "how do you resolve a conflict with your boss", etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    They set up a routine and normal interview. First, I was asked to talk about my research, then asked some basic behavioral questions during my description of research. It is quite dynamic, but basically focused on the most recent research experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Any collaboration outside of your group. How did you return to them for their help?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    It was a campus recruiting. CV was needed to be sent prior to the interview. Contacted by the interviewer via email that I need to apply through online, and send a research highlight. The interview was scheduled later. Around 1 hr interview with mostly behavioral questions. There were some questions regarding research, but not research itself, so these were also behavioral questions I think.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you had a situation that you needed to finish a project, but you couldn't do this? What did you do? or if you haven't had, what would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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