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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
536 Reviews
3.6
536 Reviews
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Dow Chemical Chairman, President, and CEO Andrew N. Liveris
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance exists with your choice of a 4 10 or 9 80 work schedule (in 57 reviews)

  • work environment, plenty of back ups since everyone knows each others job, good vacation time provided (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The trade off of having a great work life balance is that promotions come at a slower pace (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of time and money spent on developing work processes that people don't follow (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really enjoy this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Current Employee - Production Engineer

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people here are great. I've had the chance to work in multiple sites across the US and everyone I've worked with have been awesome. No competition. Everyone helps each other out. People will go out if their way to teach you and help you when you need it.

    Probably by far the best company to get technical experience. Very diverse range if chemical processes you can learn and get exposed to.
    Its comforting to see how much emphasis they put on safety.

    International presence is very strong (India, China, Middle East, Europe, South America)

    Employee development plan is by far the best. You get to develop a plan with your boss about where you want to be (location and/or job) and with time your boss will help you get there (through training, networking etc). Most people I've spoke to are on the path they planned on.

    Great company overall.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to oil companies. Once you reach upper management (supply chain, commercial etc) things may start to seem a little clustered and disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I have no complaints, it is a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Operator in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Distribution Operator in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth.
    Good people.
    Management is involved in daily activities, but in a good way.
    Flexible schedule to finish college.

    Cons

    Shift work, and maybe some negative coworkers are the only bad parts to this job, but that seems to be anywhere you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge input from operators.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Fun?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reliability and Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reliability and Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - relaxed work environment
    - if you need help. people are willing to offer their help
    - pay is pretty good.
    - strong emphasis on safety
    - had outstanding mentors and boss

    Cons

    - not many actually
    - wanted more technical projects
    - desk jockey
    - operators can be a little hard to talk to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - take interns go-karting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The best. that's why I've been there for 30 years!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Controls Designer in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Process Controls Designer in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People, no back biting, great pay for a non degreed position, top in cutting edge engineering and design.

    Cons

    Cons: Realizing I'll never be rich!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are inclusive to a fault. Don't let the greasy wheel intimidate you. Don't ever hire putting quotas ahead of good management. Demand your employees speak understandable English!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Dow Chemical is a great place to work for especially because it is global and you have the chance to make a difference.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Service and Development Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Service and Development Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Company Values, Great Culture Environment, Chance to move up the ladder on the technical side rather than switching to management if you choose, competitive pay rates.

    Cons

    chemical company therefore many risks and hazards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Import Compliance in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Import Compliance in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and perks, flexible

    Cons

    Leadership can be better and more involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As an engineer, this company has it all; good pay, great benefits, and a work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Improvement Engineer in Plaquemine, LA
    Former Employee - Improvement Engineer in Plaquemine, LA

    I worked at Dow Chemical as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Work-life Balance
    - Can make your out-of-work issue a priority
    - Higher ups are personable
    - Connections can bring you places
    - People are go-getters
    - Easy-going

    Cons

    - Difficult to see future of company sometimes
    - Broad spectrum of personalities leaves room for uninspired people
    - Complacency is sometimes an issue
    - Difficult to make some of the smallest changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep being personable
    - May horizon seeable to all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Superior corporate social responsibility!Great culture! Nice and talented people!

    Cons

    Uncertainty due to some regional development strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Technologist in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Research and Development Technologist in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Dow Chemical as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very welcoming company/community and everyone is very close knit within their department. Most people have worked here for over 30 years and are always willing to help any new people. Good benefits and holiday pay. Huge emphasis on safety. Has numerous work opportunities. Flexible schedule. Overall, an excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    The commute can be boring and flow of traffic can change at different times of the day.
    People usually arrive at work between 5:30am and 7am, which can be early for people who are not morning people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    the money is pretty good considering

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons accept lining in Midland

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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