Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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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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  1. good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    the company is energetic and kind to employees

    Cons

    should be more performance based on judging employees

  2. Overall a positive work environment

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to work with good people

    Cons

    Low level management practices deceptive tactics

  3. chemical process operator

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Pearland, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Okay pay. Great opportunity to earn a great living for you and your family.

    Cons

    Can get hot in summer and cold in winter but it's not to bad if you pace yourself and dress appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage.

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  5. Senior Administrative Specialist

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Specialist in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Specialist in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Your success in the company depends on your direct manager. If you have a terrible manager, you will not progress up the ladder. If you have a good manager, your career will flourish. Too many downsizing/restructuring programs. The CEO is fixated on EBITA, the bottom line is more valued than the "human element".

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement to keep people under your thumb is not effective. Give the people in the ADMIN job family a chance to move into an FS/FL role. Admins should not have to have a Master's degree to move job families.

  6. Leading Company in a Dynamic Industry with Great Colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A collaborative, results-driven company that is a recognized leader in its industry

    Cons

    No more than the typical structure/process/bureaucracy issues associated with working in any global corporation of its size

  7. Human Resources and Employee Engagement Communications

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Public Affairs in Midland, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities across functions, businesses and geographies.

    Cons

    Limited resources with limitless work.

  8. Operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plaquemine, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plaquemine, LA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, promotional oppurtunities

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, pension not that great

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell your whole company.

  9. Data Scientist

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    Former Intern - Data Scientist in Midland, MI
    Former Intern - Data Scientist in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very educated team mates. Dow chemical has some good benefits and amenities for the employees, that are hard to find in a manufacturing company. I worked at their head quarters office in Midland.

    Cons

    Midland, MI, is a remote/forest location with nothing in and around with harsh winters. I relocated there from bay area and ofcourse relocated back to bay area.

  10. Good company, good benefits

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Hahnville, LA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Hahnville, LA

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with safety as a major priority. The company offers stock options and bonuses to all employees.

    Cons

    Management personal changes too often. Methods and practices also change too often. The company is always restructuring and cutting down positions which leaves larger work loads to remaining employees.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more management positions to be filled rather than delegating those tasks to other employees.

  11. Awesome career with wonderful colleagues along the way!

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    Former Employee - HRBP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HRBP in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dow Chemical

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

    Pros

    Global reach, local touch, awesome benefits, working conditions

    Cons

    sometimes it is too big

    Advice to Management

    give the underdog a chance sometimes

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