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Dow Chemical Engineering Co-Op Interview Questions

Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014
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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dow Chemical in September 2014.

Interview Details

Applied through university career center. The process took around three weeks and interviewed on campus. It was not tough one. Basic star question. But the moment interviewer ask me question he started writing word by I word that I was saying and that made me confuse and I screwed everything. At the end he suggest me to improve my confidence level and I told him to get some interviewing training. You don't need to type in everything to what I am saying. Blalalalalalla
Definitely got rejection after three weeks. but the interviewer reply me that he talk about my comment to his hiring manager and they also suggest me to only take notes. Lol

Interview Questions
  • Nothing The interviewer was just start typing everything that I said   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Dow Chemical

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    Engineering Co-Op 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

    Dow asks the typical behavioral questions expected. One of the interviewers was really nice, but the other seemed really awkward and uninterested.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you initially failed at a project or task and whats steps you took to correct your mistakes   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

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

    Interview Questions were fair and the interviewer was very nice. Be comfortable moving around in the company, networking and making sure safety is your #1 priority while you are doing work

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were very typical personality and situationally based questions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    So I spoke to them at our on-campus career fair, applied through my career center, and also applied on their website (which you are required to do in order to be considered).
    I was chosen for an interview and there were two interviewers. Both who I had already seen at the info session the night before. They started off by introducing themselves, what their positions were at Dow and then they asked me the "tell me about yourself" question. After that, they go straight into the behavioral questions and they asked me either 4 or 5 behavioral questions in a 30 min interview. Some of the questions included (may not be completely accurate because this is off the top of my head):

    -Describe a time when you promised more than you could achieve on a project and how you handled the shortcoming.

    -Describe a time when you had to work with people from different backgrounds in order to complete a project.

    -Describe a time when you didn't know the answer to something and how you sought about resolving it.

    Can't remember if there was a fifth one, but after that they asked you if you had any questions to top off the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • -Describe a time when you promised more than you could achieve on a project and how you handled the shortcoming.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I went to a National Conference. HR scheduler put me with the person that could give the most information for my major. I received the coop.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process began with an application online. Received a phone call from a lady in HR and was asked standard behavioral questions such as describe a time when you had to face a difficult situation, how did you handle it and what were the results. This was followed by some general questions such as why Dow, team leadership qualities etc...I was told that I would be contacted in a month, it has almost been a month, sent some inquiry emails and have not heard from them yet.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had a difficult situation, how did you handle it and what were the results   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a team member   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    At school interview. 45 minute all behaviorial questioning, nothing technical. Met with 2 dow employees, they were very nice. One talked and one wrote comments down. Most relaxed interview I have ever had, great experience. First question was "Why do you want to work at dow". Got an offer email 2 days after.

    Interview Questions
    • A situation where I had to take lead of others, and the outcome that resulted.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate, as an Intern I didn't feel like I was in the position to push it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    From the start, Dow Chemical was very professional. It felt like a longshot to get hired, but I figured I'd seek them out at the career fair anyway and try my best. The recruiters knew a lot about the company and had answers to all my questions about promotion, atmosphere, and tuition assistance. My GPA was on the lower end, but they didn't seem to mind and were more interested in my experiences and my personality.

    Got a call a week later asking to set up an on-campus interview. The interviewer was the same man I spoke to at the career fair. He was very intelligent, young, and enthusiastic about Dow Chem. Made it seem like a great place to work.

    The interview itself was very regimented. The interviewer/recruiter had a packet, and on each page was a question and space for note taking. That part went very smoothly. There was also time for us to talk about my classes, how school was going, and about Dow as well. He answered all of my additional questions and clearly knew a lot about the company and had positive things to say about what it is like being an employee.

    I was told that they would get back to me within two weeks. Didn't hear anything at the end of two, so I sent an inquiry email. A week later I got a generic email response saying they were finishing up the selection process and would have a decision by the next week. So, four weeks after the interview, I got a phone call with a job offer, followed by an email with the official offer.

    Advice: Be personable. It seems that they value employees that will fit in and will work well in a team. They didn't care too much about my one poor grade and focused more on what I liked to do, and what experiences had prepared me for a co-op position.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a challenge you faced and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had to work with a difficult person.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't feel the need to negotiate, since the co-op compensation is quite generous, and it seemed to be already set up for the program. However, were I being hired for a permanent position later in my career, I would see no problem negotiating pay or benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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