Dow AgroSciences Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Dow AgroSciences President & CEO Tim Hassinger
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Pros
  • Smart people, good work/life balance, chance to talk to all levels of management (in 12 reviews)

  • As an R&D employee I have an opportunity to be exposed to high tech (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Employee Review process is very painful, stressful and subjective (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow AgroSciences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great, they genuinly care. A lot of development opportunities and projects to learn from. Multinational environmrnt

    Cons

    None that i can really think of

  2. not applicable

    Former Employee - De-tasseled in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - De-tasseled in Ames, IA

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They helped make my transfer easy

    Cons

    It was a haggle to drive way out to the middle of no where

    Advice to Management

    More flexible with the students that come and volunteer

  3. It was a work friendly environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fairly good money, good seasonal job, good experience

    Cons

    the heat, the weather issues

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  5. Great experience working for large Ag company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really cares about employees safety, promotes diversity and development. I've had great experiences with multiple production facilities and they all support overall engagement and improvement.

    Cons

    At every large company, there are always opportunities for thing to get lost in the system.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all employees have the proper tools to accomplish their roles.

  6. The team that I work with is good.

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    Current Employee - Frontend Web Developer in Tigard, OR
    Current Employee - Frontend Web Developer in Tigard, OR

    I have been working at Dow AgroSciences

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I quickly wanted a job so I joined here as a contractor.

    Cons

    Self learning and good work

    Advice to Management

    Good job!

  7. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Field Biologist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Field Biologist in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Dow AgroSciences

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, networking across several platforms developing work teams and grouos

    Cons

    Schedule flexibility, too many in management and not enough people doing the work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Slow moving, interesting research, too many steering teams not enough action.

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    Current Employee - Research Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Leader in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Dow AgroSciences full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The campus is nice in Indianapolis. If you are a research biologist, this might be fun for you.

    Cons

    This is the epitome of of corporate bureaucracy. If you are looking for a fast moving make a difference everyday environment, this is not the place! Everything is done by multiple steering teams and no one person is empowered to make decisions. There is a lot of "networking" to make decisions, but even then you must be in the inner circle to influence the final decision. I have had many people gossip and undermine at the main campus. The reviews on this page are heavily skewed to the positive, but most people at the campus when asked honestly would say the same: slow moving, frustrating, no empowerment environment. One last thing holistic new age thinking is heavily encouraged by upper management. "Insight Principles" training is almost a must to indoctrinate the manager. There are many components of this training that are offensive to Christians.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to collaborate like the rest of the fast paced successful large companies. Stop priding yourselves in your current method that are old and antiquated. Encourage empowerment and accountability at all levels. Encourage making a difference in real tangible results everyday. Learn how to effectively implement and work with the corporate Dow cross functional teams (Procurement, IT, Finance, etc..) At the CEO level, start talking about things and focusing on change that the lowest levels can actually implement. Do not keep repeating the same speeches over and over again that the average person cannot take action upon.

  9. Interview

    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Dow AgroSciences as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Friendly and pleasant interview

    Cons

    Everything went well and smooth

  10. Helpful (1)

    Traits Genetics and Technology research group working on improving crop yield and resilience to disease through biotech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Employee satisfaction, family feel
    ability to travel for work

    Cons

    Lower mobility than in a smaller company

  11. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Dow AgroSciences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees. They provide a lot of opportunities to help employees to develop new skills in alll areas. The culture is very friendly. Everybody is willing to help their fellow colleagues.

    Cons

    Lunch provided there could use more varieties. Location is not perfect, but still OK, given that the campus is very beautiful.

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