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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Dow Chemical in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    My friend got me an interview. I probably would have never gotten a chance if I didn't know the right person because my gpa wasn't what I would call good.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I found a better job

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted to set up an interview through telephone. They did note that most of their interviews were performed in person. They contacted me promptly 5 days after the interview with their decision. They asked a lot of specific behavioral questions, particularly about teamwork experiences. They seemed to emphasize having worked in diverse groups.

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    • They asked me to describe a time I worked from someone with a different background from myself and how their background contributed to our success.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Instrument Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in December 2014.

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    I have really enjoyed the hiring process. You put your app in and take the aptitude test, the xall for a phone interview, then schedule a face to face. Each steap is very upfront and informative

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Analytical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First was the phone screening process; where they asked series of basic aptitude questions. Followed by the in-person interview with a group of people; where they had asked all types of question related to the industry, my background, work ethics, technical and personal.
    And then another round of interview, mostly short listed people were asked in-depth questions about my past experience followed by the offer letter. The whole process took about three months.

    Interview Questions
    • What do I feel about the future of the company i applied for?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate before getting hired and while you receive an offer letter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Campus interview in Sep. Got notice of onsite interview in Oct. Onsite interviewed in Dec and got the offer 3 days after the interview. Good experience. Nice people. Base salary the same across all the locations in US for all fresh PhD graduates. Heard some other sites had hiring freeze.

    Interview Questions
    • Which research group would you choose if you want to do a post-doc?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

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    Interview was pretty basic. There was a one hour time slot with 45 minutes of questions and 15 minutes left to ask questions. Interview had two interviewers, the coordinator of the program and someone who went through the program.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioral based so nothing too difficult. The most unexpected had to be "tell me about a time you handled something poorly and what you learned from it"   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tech Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interviews were generally STAR based to discover whether or not you were a good fit for the company. I was pleasantly surprised that they didn't run me through any of those ridiculous competency tests. Isn't that a point of a degree? That you are competent enough to handle complex work? Dow seems to agree with this philosophy of trusting your transcripts and not wasting time and resources to test you.

    Interview Questions
    • I got the cliche "what do you consider to be your greatest weakness?" question.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't feel inclined to negotiate since the salary and benefits were better than I would have negotiated for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Obtained an interview through the university recruiting, there was an online portal to connect with Dow through university career services. Attended an evening information session about the company after selection for an interview. It was a 45 minute interview consisting many of behavioral questions. I was given 5 minutes at the beginning to succinctly describe my research (I brought along 1 slide for a visual) and this was supposed to be more general and easy to understand. They asked me a couple questions about my work and then started with the behavioral sections, asking about specific instances I'd encountered in my previous work, strengths, difficulties, coworker interactions etc.

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    • Tell us about a time you disagreed with your advisor, and how you overcame this difference in opinion.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews after submitting resume. Interviewer is really kind, so I could tell my story without hesitation. Questions are mostly resume-related. You have to consider STAR telling way. It would help interviewer to understand easily. Each interview took one hour. 30 minutes interviewer asked me, and 30 minutes I asked her.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Core R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was selected through campus hiring, the interview process involved technical seminar + 5 one-on-one interviews. There is a mix of technical and behavioral interviews. The Fellows can ask very technical questions depending on your seminar. Overall the people in the department seemed very nice and friendly, the manager was very direct in answering the questions. My assessment is it was good to highlight relevant skills and teamwork in the presentation you give first thing in the morning on the day of your interview it generally sets the tone for the day.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about science project you regret not taking up during your PhD?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Was not keen on shifting to Midland, MI.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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