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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
586 Reviews
3.6
586 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 61 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 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in New Orleans, LA

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

    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Midland, MI

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

    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
  3.  

    A great work experience with flexible hours if needed

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Pretty good work/life balance

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

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  6.  

    Dow Chemical Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Saginaw, MI

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

    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
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great place to work, room to advance

    Cons

    I dont really have any cons - long days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director Human Resources in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Director Human Resources in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture and people. Opportunities for career growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Location of the Headquarters site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great working environment! Management actually cares about you and is interested in your growth and development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Willing to allow you to explore areas of focus that you are passionate about. Willing to give candid feedback. Employee influence is rising in this culture.

    Cons

    Unable to come up with any at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on being open to to changes and ideas from employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - pay for performance
    - rotational programs for new employees (engineers)
    - lots of growth possible

    Cons

    - some red tape
    - HQ in a small city (Midland, MI)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Really focused on keeping employees happy. Make sure that everyone leaves each day as healthy as they were when they came. Allow for a great work life balance. Really happy environment centered on worker relationships.

    Cons

    Spend a lot of time on safety almost to the point where its obstructing to progress, however, safety is their number one priority. Usually you will have a long commute to work because the plants aren't in the best living condition towns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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