Dow Chemical Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
124 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

83%
14%
2%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

34%
26%
11%

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

124 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview

    STAR based interview with some technical questions. Asked questions regarding previous work experience and additional credentials. Asked situational based questions using the STAR method. The interview lasted about an hour and consisted of 3 managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the experience you gained in your previous role.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Reliability and Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview

    Site interview was very professional and focused on job duties. All team members took turns in asking Questions. I was given a copy of questions being asked for my review when I was brought to the room. Overall great process. I enjoyed this format as it allowed me to read the next question while allowing the team to record their notes.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions ranged from standard interpersonal to technical based.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Accounting Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied through my university career portal and was offered an interview. The interview was behavioral, typical questions asked (tell me about yourself, why you chose accounting, etc). I was able to ask questions in the last 15 minutes of the interview, which in total took 45 minutes. Post interview I had to fill out a survey through their online career portal describing my team management skills. Not a big deal; it's more like a personality quiz. A few days later I got a call from the hiring manager telling me I landed an internship. Overall the process was quick and efficient.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you had to present with a group and tell me the outcome of that event.   Answer Question
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Campus interview in Sep. Got notice of onsite interview in Oct. Onsite interviewed in Dec and got the offer 3 days after the interview. Good experience. Nice people. Base salary the same across all the locations in US for all fresh PhD graduates. Heard some other sites had hiring freeze.

    Interview Questions

    • Which research group would you choose if you want to do a post-doc?   Answer Question
  6.  

    Supply Rotational Program Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview

    Interview was pretty basic. There was a one hour time slot with 45 minutes of questions and 15 minutes left to ask questions. Interview had two interviewers, the coordinator of the program and someone who went through the program.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral based so nothing too difficult. The most unexpected had to be "tell me about a time you handled something poorly and what you learned from it"   Answer Question
  7.  

    Entry Level M&E Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    There were 2 rounds of interview - on campus and on site. Regardless of role, for entry level positions, the questions were essentially the same. Mainly behavioral questions revolving around core values within the company and a simple technical question related to the technical qualities desired for the role. Most questions were standard 'tell me of a time when you had to overcome some weakness/setback', 'talk to me about your greatest accomplishment', '...work on a team' etc.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Detailed Production Scheduler Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical (Midland, MI).

    Interview

    S.T.A.R. process ... Situation, Task, Action, Results. All behavior based inferences. Also, in group session during face to face interview, the group asked technical questions regarding past job and discussed skill sets listed on resume and how it correlates to the role.

    Interview Questions

    • All softball questions as I was overqualified for the job and had no problem answering them.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for Admin level jobs ... it's whatever HR thinks it should be.

  9.  

    Core R&D Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Was selected through campus hiring, the interview process involved technical seminar + 5 one-on-one interviews. There is a mix of technical and behavioral interviews. The Fellows can ask very technical questions depending on your seminar. Overall the people in the department seemed very nice and friendly, the manager was very direct in answering the questions. My assessment is it was good to highlight relevant skills and teamwork in the presentation you give first thing in the morning on the day of your interview it generally sets the tone for the day.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about science project you regret not taking up during your PhD?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Was not keen on shifting to Midland, MI.

  10.  

    Summer Engineering Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Stopped by their booth at a campus recruiting event, applied online through the school's on campus recruiting website, received an interview, went to the interview and was offered the internship 30 minutes after interviewing.

    Interview Questions

    • There were lots of situational questions such as "tell me about a time.." be sure to have multiple examples because some questions were simply reworded versions of each other.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Submitted resume through school, interviewed and received call within a week. Not very difficult interview. They want to see you're good with people, you have decent grasp of technical skills, and you're willing to learn.

    Interview Questions

Work at Dow Chemical? Share Your Experiences

Dow Chemical

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.