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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
488 Reviews

3.7
488 Reviews
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Dow Chemical Chairman, President, and CEO Andrew N. Liveris
Andrew N. Liveris
316 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance exists with your choice of a 4 10 or 9 80 work schedule (in 49 reviews)

  • work environment, plenty of back ups since everyone knows each others job, good vacation time provided (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance processes are interpreted by Human managers (in 11 reviews)

  • Lots of time and money spent on developing work processes that people don't follow (in 11 reviews)

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99 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Company cares about safety and it employees while making share holders happy

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Very employee focused allowing for personal growth, training and great benefits

    Cons

    sometimes cost constraints impeed progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Office Professional  in  Hahnville, LA
    Former Employee - Office Professional in Hahnville, LA

    Pros

    Awesome Pay and Awesome Atmosphere. Easy commute and very friendly supervisors.

    Cons

    They hire alot of contractors and very hard to get on with Dow itself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing hands on learning experience!

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer  in  Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Texas City, TX

    Pros

    From day 1, I was given a mentor who really helped me along the way. I was also given a list of projects that were already targeted for me to work on. I was able to ask any of my coworkers for help at anytime, and I was not made to feel like I was a bother. I really got hands on technical experience during the summer that I worked there as an intern.

    Cons

    In deliberating offers for full time, my offer for DOW wasn't as competitive as I'd hoped, and I was told that it was non-negotiable. Having almost 10 years experience in the technical field before graduation, and being told that my previous didn't matter was upsetting. Also there, benefits and incentives were being changed that year and that didn't make the offer any better. The year that I was looking for a full time position, they also cancelled their career expo that they hold for graduating seniors, so my chance to interview for positions that I was really interested in was a no-go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would definitely take another look at the pay scale for new engineers, and the overall benefits and incentives packages. Most new graduates are looking for more attractive offers when taking a full time position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have worked at Dow for about 3.5 months.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance
    Great Culture
    Diversity
    Flexibility
    Learning Curve flows well

    Cons

    Lack of structure in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the process before making abrupt and unnecessary changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    Benifits, work environment, pay, area

    Cons

    Maybe a lunch room for the employ to eat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CREATE A LUNCH ROOM FOR EVERYONE TO EAT!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Dow is an excellent place to work, I did a summer internship there

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Midland, MI

    Pros

    Dow has great people, a good work life balance and an overall great experience

    Cons

    Intern program I was in was a little disorganized as far as having work for me sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great work experience with flexible hours if needed

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    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Midland, MI

    Pros

    Can schedule time off whenever needed with out a problem.
    Paid Holidays time off.
    Works around school schedule perfectly.

    Cons

    8-5 job with an unpaid lunch hour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Workday ended at 5PM for most, 5:30 for 99%.

    Cons

    the culture feels a bit outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay for talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dow Chemical Review

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    Current Employee - Systems Manager  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Saginaw, MI

    Pros

    The people I work with!

    Cons

    Working with such a large company sometimes means it takes longer than usual to get answers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director Human Resources  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Director Human Resources in Midland, MI

    Pros

    Culture and people. Opportunities for career growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Location of the Headquarters site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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