Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Dow Chemical Chairman, President & CEO Andrew N. Liveris
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Pros
  • Work life balance exists with your choice of a 4 10 or 9 80 work schedule (in 61 reviews)

  • You will find a very respectful and friendly work environment (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to maintain work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Too many work processes sometimes make getting things done more challenging than they need to be (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Very good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very good. They are understanding, and listen and do something if you have a problem. Good pay and benefits. 4 days on, 4 days off

    Cons

    12 hour shifts. A LOT of on line courses to complete. Vacation time is used by 12 hour blocks not by the day. You end up with less vacation time than you should have

    Advice to Management

    Vacation time blocks used by the day not hours. If I want to take a day off without pay I should be allowed if the work load is light.


  2. Chemical Process Operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits, Great People, Great company

    Cons

    Long hours but worth the overtime


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    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Enjoyable work culture and colleagues. Focused management.

    Cons

    Being a contractor means you're kind of stuck in purgatory until further notice.


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  5. engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    Long work hours 12 hour shifts


  6. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family-like environment, welcomed me with open arms.

    Cons

    A lot of down time


  7. Engineering Co-op

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Got to work on interesting projects and was able to learn a lot. Dow is a huge company that will provide a lot of opportunity to gain industrial experience.

    Cons

    Projects were pretty easy. Although they did provide a good learning experience, I found that they wee quite short and had to try looking busy a lot.


  8. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Morrow, OH
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Morrow, OH

    I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for with incredible benefits and lots of opportunities for advancement in engineering discipline.

    Cons

    When I worked at Dow there was really no down side really. Excess of meetings really but that seems like a norm with all these big companies now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the run plant engineers more. They are the ones who handle the day to day problems of the plant and their ideas are much more grounded.


  9. Production Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging. Work Life Balance. Flexibility. Competitive Salary. People Centric.

    Cons

    Depending upon business, funding for repairs varies greatly.


  10. Public Affairs Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Human Resources Communications Leader in Freeland, MI
    Current Employee - Global Human Resources Communications Leader in Freeland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Endless opportunities and the chance to work with brilliant colleagues.

    Cons

    Always lots of work to do!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees!


  11. Director

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Business Development in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with talented colleagues in a variety of areas, with high degree of responsibility and impact early in your career as well as over the course of a long career

    Cons

    Dow touches and enables so many industries and products, it's sometimes difficult to communicate the positive impact we make on consumers and society

    Advice to Management

    Continue to tell the Dow story in a clear and candid manner. We're a great company and don't need any hyperbole to share the positive impact we have!



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