Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great company with so many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Office Professional in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Office Professional in Pittsburg, CA

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A great world-wide company with great people, leadership, and endless opportunities to further your career

    Cons

    You do work at a chemical plant, so there are many risks out in the processing plants.

  2. love the people

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    Current Intern - Improvement Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Intern - Improvement Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

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

    Pros

    good salary, great people, good ethics

    Cons

    locations might be bad, but no big deal

  3. Great experience during internship. Huge manufacturing plant in Freeport

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Project Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Intern - Project Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great consideration for work/life balance, you will never feel overworked; Great people and culture; if you are an intern/co-op, this is the best place to do a summer internship - there will be 50 other interns to hang out with and you will get a great experience; mobility up and laterally is easy and encouraged; compressed work schedule (four-tens or nine-eighties); strong emphasis on safety

    Cons

    Since is it a chemical company, maintenance is treated like a second cousin sometimes (production is the place to be); as with any big company, there are sometimes so many policies in place that it can be hard to get things done; Freeport is a bit of a drive to Houston if you want alot to do; it is hot in the summer

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Really enjoy this company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Current Employee - Production Engineer

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

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

    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.

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

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Acknowledge input from operators.

  7. Summer Fun?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Reliability and Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Reliability and Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX

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

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

    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 Management

    - take interns go-karting

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Process Controls Designer in Midland, MI
    Former Contractor - Process Controls Designer in Midland, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Technical Service and Development Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Intern - Technical Service and Development Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

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

    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.

  10. Great Job

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    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and perks, flexible

    Cons

    Leadership can be better and more involved

  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Improvement Engineer in Plaquemine, LA
    Former Intern - Improvement Engineer in Plaquemine, LA

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

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

    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 Management

    - Keep being personable
    - May horizon seeable to all employees

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