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Dow Chemical Interview Questions

Updated Nov 28, 2014
Updated Nov 28, 2014
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    Entry Level M&E Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Detailed Production Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for Admin level jobs ... it's whatever HR thinks it should be.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Core R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Engineering 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

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
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    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
  8.  

    Summer Intern - Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    I am still in college and went to a conference in Indianapolis to meet with recruiters. I spoke with one of the recruiters and they were friendly and very knowledgeable. Although, they were not in my type of engineering they set me up with a meeting over the phone with a supervisor that is in the department I would be best suited for. Within a week of that conversation/meeting/interview I was offered an internship.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no need to negotiate; price was more than expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process starts with a 30 minutes' written test and as screening process and then a very brief 15 minutes' behavior interview and talk with human resources manager. In about 2 weeks, follow up with the second round on site interview for about an hour with a functional leader and 2 team leaders (panel interview).

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavior interview starting from walking through resume and lasts about an hour.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Reliability and Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Fairly typical initial interview, behavioral questions and the like. Try and express some of your strengths in these answers. I personally only had one round of interviewing of approximately 30 minutes. I was given a call about 2 hours later telling me I got the job. Very great interviewers, as I did not find it very difficult to strike up a conversation. They were very good at asking questions about my resume, and figuring out who you are as a person.

    Interview Questions
    • Choose a time where you were put in a situation where someone was doing something wrong, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was great, and did not need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project 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

    I was recruited out of college, so the process may vary depending on the stage of your career. The hiring process consisted of an off-site interview, as well as an on-site visit. The interview was behavior based, and standard "STAR" format was the preference for responses. My recommendation is to be prepared to answer the "basic" interview questions regarding strengths, weaknesses, challenging experiences, and demonstration of initiative; having an awareness of these types of scenarios will help you answer any behavioral based question. Additionally, be prepared with questions for the employer, and show initiative and interest; this can help you in demonstrating ability to critically think about the role, opportunities long and short term, and general personal style.

    Interview Questions
    • As the questions were behavioral based, I would say to focus on having a clear understanding of and capability to effectively communicate your personal experiences (both professional and personal). I did not encounter any questions that were truly technical in nature, but this may also depend on the particular role.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The process for reviewing the offer and negotiating was smooth. I felt well communicated to, and responses were timely. Everyone was very open to chatting, discussing freely about the realistic options, and seeking to find a way to meet the needs of both the company and potential employee.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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