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Dow Chemical Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Operator Interview

Operator
Ringwood, IL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Dow Chemical in April 2010.

Interview Details – Odd, dumb people doing the interview with less knowledge than me. I applied online and got an interview with very dull and stupid people and got the job. I would not work for Dow it sucks unless you want to kiss butt the rest of your life.

Interview Question – They were all difficult because none of the questions made any sense or had anything to do with the job.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none

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Summer Intern - Engineering Interview

Summer Intern - Engineering

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed 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 Question – What are your strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no need to negotiate; price was more than expected.

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Customer Service Specialist Interview

Customer Service Specialist

Interviewed at Dow Chemical

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 Question – Mostly behavior interview starting from walking through resume and lasts about an hour.   Answer Question

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Reliability and Maintenance Engineer Interview

Reliability and Maintenance Engineer

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Supply Chain Intern Interview

Supply Chain Intern
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dow Chemical in March 2014.

Interview Details – The interview was held on campus and was conducted by two Dow employees. Each employee had a different background with Dow but overall they clearly signified the values that the company stood for. The interview covered my past experiences and the questions were all behavioral. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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Office Professional Interview

Office Professional
Hahnville, LA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Dow Chemical in October 2012.

Interview Details – I was contracted through Kelly Services. A phone interview was conducted and then a face to face interview. Kelly sent me to take a computer orientation as well as apply for a TWIC card.

Interview Question – I don't actually remember the interview questions. But, it was a fairly easy interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation was needed. Great offer.

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Intern Interview

Intern
Champaign, IL

I applied online and interviewed at Dow Chemical.

Interview Details – Casual face to face interview with the manager at their innovation center in Champaign. Manager is very nice and open to talk to. Questions nearly all about resume, experience, and about the internship position. Straightforward interview and got response back within a couple of days.

Interview Question – What is the extent of your knowledge with [programming language]?   Answer Question

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Global Pricing Excellence Manager Interview

Global Pricing Excellence Manager
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Dow Chemical in January 2010.

Interview Details – Met with HR person and discussed broad qualifications of position. Then I met with Hiring manager who was the person for whom I would be reporting to. Discussed role and expectations of position. Met with other employees in the Pricing group to discuss broader focus of the team.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Since I was already employed at the company, the hiring manager knew my salary and bumped me up into the salary of the position level

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Mobility Interview

Mobility

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dow Chemical.

Interview Details – Each question was expected based on the role so I did not see any difficulty in answering. All 3 people were patient and grading me as we moved along.

Interview Question – nothing special, just practice your Monster.com questions and you'll be fine. Most of the questions are based on experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – it took about 2 weeks to get me on board but the negotiation phase was done on the same day.

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