Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Dow Lone Star plant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - M&E Production Technologist in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - M&E Production Technologist in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits including stock options

    Cons

    Fast-paced, labor intensive multi-tasking in "goals oriented" environment

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hourly employees before you become a "stepping stone" employer


  2. Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakley, CA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good opportunity for growth in your role

    Cons

    poor compensation compared to the peer companies


  3. Very good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very good. They are understanding, and listen and do something if you have a problem. Good pay and benefits. 4 days on, 4 days off

    Cons

    12 hour shifts. A LOT of on line courses to complete. Vacation time is used by 12 hour blocks not by the day. You end up with less vacation time than you should have

    Advice to Management

    Vacation time blocks used by the day not hours. If I want to take a day off without pay I should be allowed if the work load is light.


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  5. Quality Analyst Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people were nice

    Cons

    Management was terrible and everyone was afraid to speak up for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites


  6. Chemical Process Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benefits, Great People, Great company

    Cons

    Long hours but worth the overtime


  7. IT SME

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, managers change every 3 years

    Cons

    managers change every 3 years, Red Tape/bureaucracy, mandatory "program of the day" like Six Sigma, Deming, etc, Career stagnation, rare external training if they want you to stay in the same role which is likely

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as humans who have families rather than chit count liability, you like to say only hire the best yet your compensation is the low end of competitive and you treat your people like a herd of cattle


  8. Purchasing

    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Process oriented culture w/ good checks and balances between functions. Business units are very powerful as profit centers. All support functions serve them.

    Cons

    Lots of careerist dead-weight personnel. All promotion paths lead to Midland Michigan.

    Advice to Management

    Create promotion paths and opportunities in Houston.


  9. I wouldn't recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coleman, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coleman, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary, benefits, and bonus

    Cons

    Disorganized company. 1 department doesn't know what the next is doing, or how they integrate.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce layers. Get involved in cross functional collaboration.


  10. Supply Chain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain lots of experience as you will interact with different functions

    Cons

    Hard to balance family and work life


  11. Helpful (3)

    Perfect company if you are married and have a family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people that you will enjoy working with. Great work/life balance with 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Average pay. Old school company culture that does not retain millennial talent.

    Advice to Management

    You don't care about retention of young talent.



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