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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
534 Reviews
3.6
534 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.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    • 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    Great Learning Opportunity

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

    I worked at Dow Chemical part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was always learning something new. I gained experience in a wide range of programs as I was trusted to join multiple projects. Great growth opportunities if you really show you're capable and willing to learn.

    Cons

    Employee attitudes- many employees wouldn't give you the time of day or take you seriously. Employees were quick to judge before getting to know others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Team members are very friendly and always willing to help.

    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Large company with a large product portfolio and friendly co-workers. Great location in the Midwest.

    Cons

    There was no space for a full time offer after the internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Carrer building, process oriented Front Leading Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maint Supt in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Maint Supt in Freeport, TX

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    room for growth in company

    Cons

    i have no down sides to working there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wouldn't trade this job for the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay are definitely terrific

    Cons

    Often have to work past the 8 hour workday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More happy hours!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Intern

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

    Pros

    Very professional development program for the new interns, mentoring and lessons
    Good work environment, can adjust my own time and go to gym in the office right after work
    Excellent colleagues, everyone is willing to help me
    Company Culture is great, worth people energy

    Cons

    Not now, for me now it is already awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    dow

    • 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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    have the typical problems associated with large companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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