Dow Chemical
3.6 of 5 461 reviews
www.dow.com Midland, MI 5000+ Employees

Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.6 461 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Andrew N. Liveris

(303 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Import Compliance (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsGreat Benefits and atmosphere. Great place to work

    ConsLong hours in front of computers

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    Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    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

    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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    Great experience overall...Great work place

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Freeport, TX

    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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    Good

    Intern (Current Employee)

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

    Human Resources Director (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    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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    Engineer that is now in Managment

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStrong company core values, respect for people, very strong safety culture. Challenging jobs. Good pay

    ConsEvery few years company goes through a restructuring, short term view of company strategy based on wall street expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep strong investment in growth for the future.

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

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    Extremely professional approach

    Research Chemist (Former Employee)
    Freeport, TX

    ProsI was treated fairly, with respect and dignity. Various opportunities were given to show my skills and compentencies. Overall, great people to work for.

    ConsLocation of being about 50 miles away from any major metropolitan city is a negative to keeping good talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open in communication to people in plants. Do not strong arm employees families when they voice their opinions on your operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dow Chemical is outstanding company.

    Purchasing Director (Former Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsValues, Diversity, Opportunity to grow in different areas..

    ConsMatrix organization (too many people involved in a decision)

    Advice to Senior ManagementClarify the strategy: aquisition of specialty company and investment in Sadara.

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

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    A company that cares about their employers

    Lab Technician (Former Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsDow Chemical is a great company to work for. Does not micromanage, transparent--especially for such a large company, and truly cares about how their employees work and live. Great salaries and benefits.

    ConsNothing in particular comes to mind. Great place!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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