Dow AgroSciences Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Dow AgroSciences President & CEO Tim Hassinger
Tim Hassinger
14 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance was better than average (in 12 reviews)

  • I worked in R&D department at DAS as an intern in summer 2010 (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons, everything turned out good (in 3 reviews)

  • The employee review process promotes a very "cut-throat" environment with respect to promotions and raises (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for a great company and with great people. My overall success was very important to them and that meant a lot to me.

    Cons

    More opportunities to work in the field rather than just headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Dow AgroSciences

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Team Effort, Many Opportunities

    Cons

    Long days during busy times


  3. Helpful (1)

    Dow AgroSciences A Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Technologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Technologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent training opportunities, flex scheduling available, possible to work from home, good pay, wonderful employees

    Cons

    lots of meetings, exercise center could be larger

    Advice to Management

    none that I can thing of.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    The company needs to improve its performance evaluation and promotion system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow AgroSciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. Its very easy for employees to move from one function to another function, which provides learning opportunities in the company. Strong safety precautions. Low living cost

    Cons

    Very bad performance evaluation system. The Employee Review Committee (ERC), unique to Dow AgroSciences, is a black box and has all the power to manipulation everything. Too much politics are played within the mid-level managers, who care their own benefit ONLY. The evaluation is not based on the completion of goals setting at the beginning of the year. Promotions are mostly based on your relationships with the boss but not on your truly performance and abilities. There is very low moral value in some groups: you can not tell the truth, you can not hold on the scientific values, and the employees are afraid to speak out what they really want to say.

    Advice to Management

    The management really needs to re-evaluate the company culture and performance evaluation system so that the company will hire the top talents and can keep them. This is critical for the improvement of company productivity and efficiency


  6. Lab technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and culture

    Cons

    Company lay offs unpredictable calendar


  7. Company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, good people to work with, opportunities to do different things. good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Project are not always staffed adequately.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a beautiful campus to work at.

    Cons

    Favoritism plays a huge role in whether or not you move up in the company. If you are quiet and keep to yourself, you are more likely to succeed. If you have opinions and speak up frequently, you could have issues with management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A good management is key to attract retain talents

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time

    Pros

    Decent salaries and benefit, beautiful campus/working environment, strong safety precautions.

    Cons

    Dow overall has good culture, mission and value, but I am not sure how these values are really carried out. There are good bosses, who are smart, capable, care about their employees. If you have such a boss, you are very lucky. There is also no short of bad bosses. A few are incompetent. There are a lot politics played within the mid-level managers, who care their own benefit ONLY instead of company's business. There is very low moral value in some groups, I think even upper management knows that, but nothing is done. Some talents left the company to pursue other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    A good management is key to attract and retain talents, who make great discovery, and create value for the company.


  10. Senior biologist

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    Former Employee - Molecular Biologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Molecular Biologist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers, the compensation was great.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions lead to downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Better business planning.


  11. Helpful (3)

    I learned a good lesson here but I hope other people can have a successful story.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences full-time

    Pros

    Decent salaries, good benefit, good working environment, strong safety precautions. Good balance of work and life. Local or neighbor cities are good to start family, of low living cost, and very good education (elementary to high school).

    Cons

    There is no or very poor performance management, too much politics are played within the mid-level managers, who care their own benefit ONLY instead of on the company's business. Promotions are mostly based on your relationships with the boss but not on your truly performance and abilities. There is very low moral value in some groups: you can not tell the truth, you can not hold on the scientific values, unless you want to be the scapegoat. It is not easy to find integrity and conscience when you are surrounded by lies.



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