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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
585 Reviews
3.6
585 Reviews
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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 61 reviews)

  • work environment, plenty of back ups since everyone knows each others job, good vacation time provided (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The trade off of having a great work life balance is that promotions come at a slower pace (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of time and money spent on developing work processes that people don't follow (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Can not retain employees as well.

  2.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great development opportunities
    Top notch co-workers
    The opportunity to have many careers within one company

    Cons

    With being a large company, some change takes time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dow Chemical Response

    Jan 29, 2015Employee Engagement Communications

    Dow takes pride in developing employees and offering future opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally. Thank you for the feedback.

  3.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Technician in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    exciting work, work life balance

    Cons

    there are no cons working at Dow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analytical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analytical Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very organized and structured company with safety as primary focus.

    Cons

    Most of the company location are far from the city. Long commute, little far from the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it needs self review. re-visit allocation of resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The possibilities are endless.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    There are opportunities to work in multiple roles within each department/function of the company! As a public affairs professional, I can work at the site level, within a business, at the corporate level or within a specific function.

    Cons

    Because of its size and complexity, Dow takes a long time to understand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dow Chemical Response

    Jan 12, 2015Employee Engagement Communications

    Dow is a large, global company. Although there is great breadth and depth to Dow, hopefully you find the individual work teams to have a closer knit feel.

  7.  

    Good, friendly and highly technical environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Highly Technical driven MNC with friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Safety Aspects, technical aspects, communication meeting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must identity hard working persons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Import Compliance Technician in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Import Compliance Technician in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Benefits,pay, advancement, flexibility, travel, great company to work for

    Cons

    Long walk to the building in the winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big bang projects that go no where.

    Cons

    Those projects get killed in couple of years and your boss gives you kudos for it...and big bonus..and more money to start another pre-failed project. The so called "Scientists" are only interested in getting more patents for themselves and not interested in commerce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the work and let 3M and Dupont kick your butt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    New Mechanical Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dow is very people oriented, provides great training opportunities. I love how there is always work to be done, I feel like I can add a valuable contribution every day. Pay is very good for ME's. There is a lot of growth potential in the company. Dow has very good ethics, puts safety first.

    Cons

    Seems like a lot of work is spread over not enough people some times. Some of the management systems that are used can be counterproductive/reduce efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on rewarding people on the work that they do, especially on the lower/middle levels (i.e. plant operations staff)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Learned alot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Newark, DE

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Alot of cross training for everyone.

    Cons

    Operators comepeted with each other too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating employees well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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