Dow Chemical
3.5 of 5 431 reviews
www.dow.com Midland, MI 5000+ Employees

Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.5 431 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Dow Chemical Chairman, President, and CEO Andrew N. Liveris

Andrew N. Liveris

(283 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Retired contract Design Engineer, 25+ years

Insrument Designer Specialist (Current Employee)
Midland, MI

I have been working at Dow Chemical for more than 10 years

Prosexcellent work environment and a real team working professionals

Consa little too cookie cutter type engineering and somewhat stifling toward innovation

Advice to Senior Managementneed to be harder on slackers near retirement and to many second chances for poor performers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople are great to work with. An their is a lot of opportunity to move around within the company

ConsYour working in a Chemical Plant

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent employer

Business Manager (Current Employee)
Midland, MI

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat place for a permanent professional job, you'll work very hard and it won't always be super fun but you will learn a ton and work with very skilled co-workers.

ConsSame thing that effects many large corporations - occasional re-organizations and down-sizing. Also stress related to deadlines and work load, but you get this with most very good paying jobs so it's too be expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more inclusive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Import Compliance (Current Employee)
Midland, MI

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Benefits and atmosphere. Great place to work

ConsLong hours in front of computers

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Overall a great place to Work

Operations (Current Employee)
Texas City, TX

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time

ProsGood pay, Good benefits, Good working hours.

ConsThere are no cons. the pay and benefits are good.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
Midland, MI

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time for more than a year

Prosthe company pay is very good and competitive

Conslocation is a major con

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Developer (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern for less than a year

ProsThis internship as a software developer is at a research park in a university. Very flexible hours and a relaxed working environment makes for a great place to work when you're also dealing with classes.

ConsPay is lower than other places but the flexibility is bar none.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt's a big and successful company. You're going to learn so much just because you're working there with successful and bright people. I've also heard the intern retention for this company is pretty good too.

ConsIt's a big company so you may feel lost or insignificant. That's one of the issues with a big company, but since it's Dow, I think it's worth the effort to get noticed.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice needed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience overall...Great work place

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Freeport, TX

I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood pay and great staff

Consnothing really bad about this company

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Plenty of career opportunities; good pay & ben; business cyclicality makes things challenging

Human Resources Director (Current Employee)
Midland, MI

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDow is a 'promote from within' company that offers a variety of career opportunities. My experience (compared to colleagues at other large companies) has been that you get more responsibility earlier in your career here. Total pay and benefits (salary, bonus, pension, 401, stock purchase plan, vacation days) is very strong. Commute to work is incredibly short, which adds family time (since Dow is not located in large urban areas). Strong safety culture. Sustainability highly valued.

ConsBusiness cyclicality has resulted in frequent strict spending constraints, often leading to workforce downsizing. Dow locations typically not near urban centers, so not too close to large city amenities (pro sports venues, 5* dining, trendy shopping). Culture can be a little too "Mid-west nice," where confronting poor performance (particularly at the director and executive level) does not happen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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