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    Members of Dow’s African-American Network (AAN) and other Dow people celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at our sites around the United States including Texas, California and Michigan. Employees organized and participated in several events including presentations, high school essay and poster contests, and even a parade. We are proud to advance Dr. King's dream by fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate.

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Dow Chemical – Why Work For Us?

We’re for what goes after the equal sign. We are chemists. We are scientists. We are thinkers. Dreamers. Believers. And doers. We connect chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. We believe that together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything. 

Dawn to Dusk

From dawn to dusk, Dow can be seen in virtually everything we do. This video highlights many of Dow's product offerings and how the power of science and innovation are enhancing our lives at every moment. 

Our Mission
To passionately create innovation for our stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics

Our Vission
To be the most valuable and respected science company in the world

Our Values

  • Integrity: We believe our promise is our most vital product—our word is our bond. The relationships that are critical to our success depend entirely on maintaining the highest ethical standards around the world.
  • Respect for People: We believe in the inherent worth of all people. We, the employees of Dow, are the engine of value creation; our imaginations, determination and dedication are essential to growth.
  • Protecting Our Planet: We believe in protecting the world’s resources. Dow’s sustainability journey involves the world’s best problem solvers working on the world’s biggest challenges. The decisions we make, the innovations we deliver and the goals we achieve are all driven by our intent to “Set the Standard for Sustainability,” making the world safer, cleaner and greener for generations to come.

Why Choose Dow

Hear from Dow employees about how a career at Dow combines curiosity, innovation, diversity of thought and imagination to create solutions for human progress.Visit to learn more about Dow.

We offer countless possibilities to carve out a unique and vibrant career and our global scale and breadth offer endless possibilities to chart a path that’s uniquely yours. We nurture leadership at every level and invest, every day, in helping each other be the best. And we deeply value, reward, and recognize excellence at all levels.

Top Tier Compensation
You believe in delivering your very best on the job every day and you want to be compensated accordingly for your performance. We share your work ethic and believe that compensation should be tied to your performance and the overall success of the company. This is why Dow has established a pay-for-performance compensation approach that rewards you according to your contributions. We also believe top talent at Dow should earn top tier compensation. Dow consistently ranks among top paying employers in each market where we operate.

Comprehensive Benefits
While benefits vary by country, our attractive programs rank among those offered by top multinational companies doing business in the places where we operate. Dow offers benefits packages which typically include the following:

  • retirement plans
  • health insurance
  • life insurance
  • disability coverage
  • business travel insurance
  • employee stock purchase plan
  • generous vacation and holidays

Recognition and Reward
At Dow, we believe in letting you know we’ve noticed your good work and showing our appreciation for your contributions. We call this Accelerate Great. Accelerate Great isn't just a program – it's a mindset where we create an appreciation culture, where recognition is personal, memorable and an engaging experience for all employees. The highest level of this recognition is the Diamond Keepsake Award which rewards an outstanding employee – with a cash bonus equal to 20 or 30 percent of monthly pay – for extraordinary personal initiative and impact on our company or our customers.

Learning and Development
Development of our diverse workforce is a key pillar of Dow's People Vision of having "the world’s best people, working together to make a difference." Dow's employee development model reflects a cycle of continuous learning embedded in everyday work, workplace relationships and structured learning.

Development is a priority in Dow's ever-evolving work environment, where our performance culture comes to life as employees continually apply the skills necessary for Dow to win in the global marketplace. Simply put, we invest in our employees to keep them at the forefront of their respective fields. Opportunities include daily on-the-job learning, participation in global cross-functional project teams, mentoring, classroom training, online learning, participation in employee networks, and much more.

The Innovation Moment

Innovation is essential to solving the world's most challenging problems. At Dow, our experts are using science and technology to create solutions that are essential to human progress. Learn more.

If you share our passion for improving the lives of people around the corner and around the world and picture yourself in an environment that challenges you to think and work differently, you’ll want to learn more about Dow. Our career opportunities span the diverse range of disciplines below.

Customer Service
Customer Serviceemployees are at the forefront of the company’s business. They excel at creating, managing and executing industry-leading work processes and systems while effectively building new customer relationships, strengthening existing ties and identifying ways to enhance the ease of doing business with Dow. Learn more.

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability
Dow professionals in Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability have a shared commitment to protect people and the planet. Members of Dow’s EH&S and Sustainability team work together to enable Dow’s success by providing Product Safety Services for the company’s more than 6,000 products while Site EH&S Services provide support for Dow’s operations at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. Our EH&S team is working with academia, government, environmental groups and other companies to minimize the impact of industry on the environment and achieve new levels of corporate citizenship. Their efforts are resulting in industry records at many Dow sites and extensive recognition from communities, governments, activists and the news media. Learn more.

Finance at Dow is a vibrant global community where our diverse group of top caliber people collaborate in an inclusive environment to make a difference in all that we do. Our team taps leading-edge technologies and best-in-class financial processes to perform corporate, business and regional roles. Finance people in corporate roles focus on strategic planning, capital structure, risk management, work processes, technologies and corporate governance issues. Those in business roles bring finance expertise to Dow's global businesses, while those in the regions are responsible for the deployment, compliance and implementation of work processes at the local level. Learn more.

Human Resrouces
Human Resources provides Dow leaders and employees with best-in-class people processes, programs and services. Our ultimate goal is to deliver against Dow’s people vision of “the world’s best people, working together to make a difference.” Learn more.

Information Systems
Dow – a Fortune 100 corporation with a global footprint almost unparalleled in the industry – offers many opportunities to work with a variety of applications and technologies that create innovative solutions and a competitive advantage for the company. Whether working on emerging technology such as Mobile Computing or in established areas such as SAP or platform infrastructure, Dow IT professionals help to solve business challenges and enable growth with information technology. Learn more.

Attorneys, paralegals and patent agents are among the professionals in Dow’s Legal Department providing counsel to our company on a wide range of legal and ethical issues facing international businesses. The Legal team ensures that Dow conducts its affairs in a legal manner around the globe and its intellectual property is protected. Learn more.

Manufacturing & Engineering
Dow people in our Manufacturing & Engineering (M&E) organization ensure that our products are made in a safe, environmentally responsible, efficient, and cost effective manner in production plants around the world. They also ensure that these plants are built, operated and well maintained. The broad scope of Manufacturing & Engineering offers employees in the function the opportunities to explore different work experiences, job roles, project assignments, locations and cultures. As a result of the function’s involvement in a multitude of businesses, our people gain experience with many unique chemistries and unit operations, technical expertise to support and advance the company’s technologies as well as exposure to customers and markets. Learn more.

Marketing & Sales
Marketing & Sales teams at Dow collaborate with thousands of customers, markets and industries in more than 160 countries to bring innovative Dow solutions and science to millions of households all over the world. In addition to building strong relationships with customers, our teams blend a deep understanding of the market with Dow science and technology to consistently exceed the needs of the world's leading industries and growing megatrends. Dow is widely recognized for continuously delivering best-in-class solutions, products, and services. Learn more.

Public Affairs & Government Affairs
Public Affairs & Government Affairs professionals at Dow play a key role in managing and enhancing the corporate reputation and opening up dialogue for change by interacting with stakeholders such as customers, employees, government officials, policy makers, retirees and communities worldwide. Learn more.

Dow employs more than 400 people in Purchasing around the world. These Solutionists are dedicated to delivering substantial and sustainable competitive advantage to Dow businesses and customers. We manage the purchasing and payment of more than $68.5 billion in goods and services each year in over 160 countries. Learn more.

Research & Development
Research & Development at Dow is at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, and attracts some of the finest researchers from around the world to its state-of-the-art facilities. As a company of Solutionists, we rethink what is possible at the molecular level to create breakthrough products and processes that impact the world around us. Dow scientists and engineers are among the most decorated in the industry for product discoveries, advancements, and lifetime achievements. Researchers collaborate on cutting-edge technology to develop sustainable market-driven scientific and technical innovations. Learn more.

Supply Chain
Supply Chain at Dow supports the flow of materials into Dow for manufacturing, on-site logistics operations, and deliveries to our customers. Dow employees in Supply Chain provide transportation management services as well as safe and reliable product handling in compliance with regulatory requirements. Learn more.

WorkPlace Services
The WorkPlace Services (WPS) function at Dow is responsible for the management and daily operations of Dow lab and office facilities, execution of facility-related projects, development of global standards, and management of Dow’s real estate portfolio. Local Facilities Management (FM) teams work with the corporate expertise center to offer a range of project management and operational services to help meet the needs of Dow’s businesses and functions. WPS partners with the Human Resources and Information Technology functions to develop workplace strategies and environments that maximize space utilization and enhance team collaboration. Learn more.

The Music of Sustainable Chemistry

Just like in music, in science it's all about how you combine the elements to create something better. The scientists at Dow are making new combinations to play the Music of Sustainable Chemistry and creating solutions for a brighter future. Learn more.

Catalyzing Innovation through Diversity & Inclusion
Solutions from Dow are reshaping our world. Our science and technologies are helping to ensure a sustainable supply of clean drinking water, eliminate trans fats from people’s diet, and power our world with energy from the wind and sun. Our solutions are used in nearly everything, from electronics to personal care items to apparel to medicines.

At the heart of our solutions are our people. Their diversity is our strength. They reflect our world in their national origin, gender, age, language, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. They provide a depth of experiences and backgrounds that make Dow a leader in science and technology, and the world’s solutions provider. Together, our imagination and courage are creating solutions that are reshaping our world.

Living Our Beliefs
We believe in the inherent worth of all people. This belief is reflected in the core values of Respect for People, Integrity and Protecting the Planet, that guide every decision and action we take.

Creating an Inclusive Environment
We seek out diverse people with a desire to put their expertise to work to make a difference, and we invest in a culture where diverse viewpoints are valued. From formal training to policies that promote inclusion, accessibility and equitable treatment, we invest in growing our understanding and appreciation of the differences among us to thrive.

Championing Individual Potential
Every day, we invest in helping each other to be the best. Through mentoring, networking, and hands-on development, we learn from the experience of others, stretch our horizons, and discover new ways to reach our full potential.

Employee Networks
Our seven Employee Networks are key partners in helping us connect employees. With over 170 chapters worldwide, our Networks are just one way we are making inclusion a hallmark of Dow.

  • Our Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) supports the professional development of women around the world, offering mentoring and networking opportunities, and providing access to professional development tailored to the unique needs of women at critical career stages. WIN also partners with external organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and Catalyst, which share Dow’s commitment to expanding opportunities for women in the workplace, especially in science and engineering.
  • Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Dow (GLAD) has guided us in reflecting the inclusion of the Dow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Dow’s policies and benefits. As a result, we were the first chemical company to earn a 100 percent rating on the Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation – a rating we’ve maintained since 2005.
  • Our Disability Employee Network (DEN) leads the charge to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. Our partnerships with organizations including the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) call attention to the talents of people with disabilities and help us to be accessible and inclusive.
  • Through the leadership of our African American Network (AAN) and Hispanic Latin Network (HLN), we are long time supporters of several minority professional organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). We partner with these organizations in encouraging underrepresented minorities to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Our Asian Diversity Network (ADN) and Middle East Intercultural Network (MEIN) are key partners in enhancing cross-cultural understanding in our global organization. 


Learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Dow.

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    Former Employee - Business Development Leader in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Business Development Leader in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)


    Dow is a large company, and offers the opportunity of moving between roles and gaining a breadth of experience. They are major part of a keystone industry.


    It is a very large corporation, and it is hard not to feel like a cog in a giant machine. Management and coaching is not encouraged or rewarded, so little opportunity for mentorship and guidance beyond your own wherewithal. Dow is a bit of an old boy's club, and promotions are influenced by who you know and have worked for and how much political capital they have with leadership.

    The industry is old fashioned and lacks an innovative and face paced environment, and this is true through much of the company.

    Dow wants to be an innovative technology leader, but is caught in its hedge between old school commodities for which cost cutting and efficiency are the keys, which are its bread and butter, and advanced technologies further up the value chain. Dow isn't risk tolerant to place the financial bets and invest in a different type of human resource to really transform as a company.

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Dow Chemical Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015

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    Research Scientist Interview

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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.

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Dow Chemical Awards & Accolades

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Best Workplaces in Poland (Dow Poland), Great Place to Work Institute, 2014
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2014
Best Companies for Leaders, Chief Executive Magazine, 2014
Best Companies to Work For in Brazil, Voce S/A Magazine, 2014
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality (#2), Workplace Pride Foundation, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Midland, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1897
Type Company - Public (DOW)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors BASF Corporation, DuPont, Bayer

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

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