Dow Chemical Reviews

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35 Reviews

3.9
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Dow Chemical Chairman, President, and CEO Andrew N. Liveris
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance exists with your choice of a 4 10 or 9 80 work schedule (in 49 reviews)

  • work environment, plenty of back ups since everyone knows each others job, good vacation time provided (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance processes are interpreted by Human managers (in 11 reviews)

  • Lots of time and money spent on developing work processes that people don't follow (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to gain exposure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for international growth

    Cons

    Experienced hires often get short changed

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Receivable Specialist  in  Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Receivable Specialist in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Decent pay. Get lots of exposure t.

    Cons

    Stigmatism of being in customer service for career advancement.

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  3.  

    I won the lottery here

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    Current Employee - Process Technician  in  Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    money, benefits, fringe benefits, community involvement

    Cons

    shift work, stress, teamwork needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a renewed commitment to the personnel on a lower level

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  5.  

    I feel as though im a part of a working family.

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    Current Employee - Production Operator  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Dow really encourages you to learn more about your job and challenges you in a positive way to improve or explore other projects within the company.Everyone gets to participate in matters of safety or finding new ways to increase quality.

    Cons

    I wish that senior management would come to production floor more often during the night shifts.On the occasion when one does take the time to do so i find that it motivates everyone just to have a minute or so conversation.You can feel a little fogotten on 3rd shift.It seems like first shift gets all the attention sometimes.

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  6.  

    Dow Chemical is an outstanding company to work for and I would recommend them to anyone.

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    Current Employee - Packager  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Packager in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Friendly people, good benefits, safe working conditions, fairness, One of the best places I have ever been employed, and would hope to remain employed for a very long time.

    Cons

    I really can not think of anything negative to say right now. It has been a good experience for me up to this point.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worthwhile

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    Current Employee - Senior Technologist  in  Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Spring House, PA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere
    Decent compensation
    Opportunities for growth
    Nice benefits
    Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    Big company with over 45000 employees worldwide..... sometimes you can just be a number. Don't be disheartened because hard work pays off..... sooner or later you will be noticed and will be appreciated.

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer  in  Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    -Competitive salary
    -Great corperate strategy
    -Work with some of the best and brightest in the industry
    -Very open and communicative corperate culture. Great communication at all levels.
    -Safety. Dow has one of the best safety programs in the industry with process safety pemployees involved in a wide range of international consortiums etc.

    Cons

    -Performance review methodology causes significant angst amongst employees. Forces people into a ranked system with capped quantities of employees allowed in each rank. Quite subjective and depending on how good of a leader you have, could result in questionable rankings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the performance review methodology. It is universally disliked and not well understood by the significant majority of employees.

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  9.  

    The Dow Chemical Company is a great place to work for anyone with the desire to work for a truly global company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    The best reason I believe to work at Dow Chemical is the true global reach of this company. Where many other companies have some reach abroad, Dow is truly growing its international reach and includes opportunities to travel even at a low level

    Cons

    It is at the end of the day a chemical company. Many of the processes have a steeper learning curve as chemistry must be understood in some cases to understand the business operations.

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  10.  

    This is the greates place to work.

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    Current Employee - SP3D Support  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SP3D Support in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    One of the best places I have ever worked. I cannot remember when I have been so happy to go to work for a company.

    Cons

    None I would not change anything about DOW

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  11.  

    wonderful

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    Current Employee - Wearhouse  in  Croydon, PA
    Current Employee - Wearhouse in Croydon, PA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    best job i have ever had there's room for advancements and everyone gets along work is equally divided no preference whats so ever

    Cons

    i have no cons to say about the company

    Recommends
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