Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Co-op Engineering

    Former Employee - Senior Design Project Co-Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Design Project Co-Lead in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Dow Chemical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working Environment, Good pay

    Cons

    Not a flexible work schedule,


  2. Great Mission, don

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in North Andover, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people/team. Solid Quality System

    Cons

    Large, impersonal Corporation. Job Advancement very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Have more small team meeting


  3. Helpful (1)

    Co-op

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

    I worked at Dow Chemical part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Felt like I was valued more than a "co-op" in my role. Great insight exposure to a global company. Excellent opportunity to gain knowledge in many software programs (SAP, etc).

    Cons

    I got the impression Dow hires full-time workers that attended universities they actively recruit at. If you did not attend one of those "larger" universities, your chances for full-time employment is limited regardless of your co-op performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Use co-op performance reviews as a hiring tool regardless of where someone attended college. Dow is turning down strong talent by not recruiting at smaller universities.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Bad Leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dow has the worst leadership of any company I have worked for. It's easy to screw off all day. I haven't been productive in a month and leadership has not noticed. Just show up to your scheduled meetings and smile.

    Cons

    Bad Leadership at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your EE's and investigate issues on your own. I understand you want do this because in three months it will be someone else's problem. You should put in some undercover bosses to see how bad things really are.


  6. Gender discrimination for female engineers in DOW Chemical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Dow Chemical (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere for masculine engineers

    Cons

    Does not like female enginners

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and do not continue with gender discrimination


  7. Good learning environment

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

    I worked at Dow Chemical

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment where there is flexibility to reach out to the different businesses

    Cons

    Political environment where unless you are on the inside, you are very much on the outside


  8. Maintenance Field planner

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    has good benifits for new empoyees

    Cons

    does not have a pension plan for new employees and pay is on the low side


  9. Tech Advisor

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

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good operators.

    Cons

    Operators make less on base salary but double my annual pay with their O.T. Micro management. Dow preaches globalism but 65 different depts. at Texas Operations have 65 different goals. Dow is divesting their businesses after Blue Cube carve out to Olin.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Overall a positive work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Turnaround Scheduler

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Company. They have a great safety program and continuing education program. There are many opportunities here if you desire them.

    Cons

    They really love meetings. The headquarters are in Michigan. If you don't have a degree in something, you don't advance no matter how good you are at your job.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings. Offer tenured employees a chance to advance regardless of secondary education. There are people here with a degree in forestry management in jobs they don't know simply because they have a degree.



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