Dow Chemical
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www.dow.com Midland, MI 5000+ Employees

Dow Chemical Reviews in Midland, MI

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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3.7 95 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Dow Chemical Chairman, President, and CEO Andrew N. Liveris

Andrew N. Liveris

(77 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Job

    Import Compliance (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsAwesome benefits and perks, flexible

    ConsLeadership can be better and more involved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great network culture with options for finding roles that fit best

    R&D Manager (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsThe culture is such that finding the right person is always just a couple phone calls away. Almost everyone goes out of their way to help coworkers from across the company. And, being such a large company, there are many positions likely to suit most anyone, so if you have a desire for a change and the will to work through the company to make a move (networking, expressing your desires, working hard and taking on new challenges), it is possible to move into something great.

    ConsIt can be a competitive environment because, as with any company but particularly those not growing at unsustainable rates, there are limited rewards (pay increases, bonuses, leadership positions). The company has very good compensation compared to market values, but people want more relative to their peers, and not everyone can be above average, by definition. There is a lot of focus on annual performance reviews in the culture that can drive non-collaborative behavior in areas where leaders aren't valuing collaboration, or publicly emphasizing valuing collaboration, as much as they should. Dow also hires top-notch people, so there is disappointment when many who have been told they are the best through their life end up being told they are average here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider carefully the messages being sent about collaboration vs individual performance management. One way to take the focus off rewards people are getting is to make us more proud to work at the company. We are told we solve problems and are high quality people, but give us something beyond the company to be proud of- how those solutions we come up with impact people around the world.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Techs are being phased out at Dow Chemical

    Senior R&D Technologist (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsVery cool technology and projects.

    ConsOnce you are maxed out on the tech ladder there is no room for techs to grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineers rule!

    Research Specialist (Former Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsGood company, but not for marketing support employees, who are among the first to get purged in downsizing. Compensation is good, but save your money in case your "job is impacted."

    Cons-You're at a disadvantage if you're not an engineer--engineers can do anything, right?!
    -Company as a whole is not into quality of work.
    -Company is not good at marketing and spends heavily on outside consultants for new product development
    -Constant reorganizing . . .many bosses.
    -Lots of time and money spent on developing work processes that people don't follow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great colleagues, frequently changing management

    Senior Research Specialist (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsMy colleagues are highly professional and respectful. Got great training from experienced colleagues. I had great teamwork experience from multiple businesses. Compensation and benefits are good.

    ConsManagement changed often, causing goals to change fairly quickly. Some managers are demanding. Lack of consistency for discussions in career development. Lots of talented people around with similar experience. I feel promotion is competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dow is an excellent place to work, I did a summer internship there

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsDow has great people, a good work life balance and an overall great experience

    ConsIntern program I was in was a little disorganized as far as having work for me sometimes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great work experience with flexible hours if needed

    Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsCan schedule time off whenever needed with out a problem.
    Paid Holidays time off.
    Works around school schedule perfectly.

    Cons8-5 job with an unpaid lunch hour.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great but unstructured internship.

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsGreat people and I got the chance to work on a cool summer project. They stressed work/life balance and they took us to a private baseball game.

    ConsI know quite a few interns that did a lot of grunt/uninteresting work. Limited mobility at the lower levels. You do get a lot of information on science though.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for.

    Associate Director Human Resources (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsCulture and people. Opportunities for career growth and advancement.

    ConsLocation of the Headquarters site.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    ProsFlexible schedule, great place to work, room to advance

    ConsI dont really have any cons - long days

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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