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Dow Corning President and CEO Robert D. (Bob) Hansen
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    A great company to work for, in an unfortunate location.

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

    I worked at Dow Corning as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a summer intern at Dow Corning. While working there, I did not meet a single person I disliked - when they talk about a great company culture, they've really got it. Safety is a huge priority at their sites, which I'm sure many of the engineers and operators appreciate greatly. Finally, even as an intern, I got the chance to be relevant and impactful as part of my team.

    Cons

    There are two cons I see, as a soon-to-be-graduating engineer:
    1) The location: unfortunately, Midland MI is not a huge attraction for a lot of young engineers. It's a pretty small place, with little other activity besides Dow and Dow Corning.
    2) The silicone industry is starting to grow over in China, and as a result, the market is becoming a lot more competitive. I don't believe Dow Corning will fail any time soon, but young engineers may want to reconsider whether they want to pursue this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The numerous reorganizations don't seem encouraging or reassuring to the workforce.

    No opinion of CEO

Dow Corning Interviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
Updated Jul 11, 2014

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Dow Corning.

    Interview Details

    Conducted on campus-interview. Did not get a chance to meet with them at Career Fair but they liked my resume online and invited me to interview with them. The interview was very straightforward and I did not have much trouble connecting with him. It was a smooth process and have no complaints at all. Got offer three weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions about my resume and talked about myself in general. Very laid back interview and interviewer was very nice and approachable.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. $24 per hour and subsidized housing
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

Dow Corning Awards & Accolades

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50 Best Large Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2009
UK's 50 Best Places to Work, Great Place to Work, 2008
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Website www.dowcorning.com
Headquarters Midland, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1943
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Dow Corning knows about cooperation. The company began as a joint venture of chemical titan Dow and glass giant Corning in 1943 and ranks among the longest-lasting partnerships of its kind in the US. Dow Corning produces more than 7,000 silicone-based products such as adhesives, insulating materials, and lubricants for aerospace, automotive, and electrical uses. Because silicone does not conduct electricity, it is also used in its hard polycrystalline form (silicon) as the material on which semiconductors are built. Its products are also used in the production of... More

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