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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
548 Reviews
3.6
548 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow your career within a company. Good work life balance with a focus on the family not just the individual. Good pay with good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a bit of disconnect between maintanence and operations due to one being union and one not. Work process put in place is not always follwed so jobs become over due and over budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the employees. Also keep having events at the plat so that more individuals can participate. Work on a solution to the Work Process issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    nice fellow employees but not so great middle management and leaders

    Cons

    work schedule and level of general concern for employees is minimal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has a decent benefits package, however management is sometimes questionable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Technician in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are somewhat comparable to other companies. The flexibility in which job function you do is a pleasant feeling because if you begin to tire of the particular field you are in you are free to look for other jobs within the company. They do want you to be comfortable with your job and try to help you succed.

    Cons

    Depending on your job function there may not be much help from management as upper supervision is not always knowledgeable of the department they manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should require that in order to become a leader of a department, that person should not only have management experience but also be knowledgeable of the field in which they manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    love the people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Improvement Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Improvement Engineer in Freeport, TX

    I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good salary, great people, good ethics

    Cons

    locations might be bad, but no big deal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Good R&D facility
    Good Colleague
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Underestimate R&D
    No growth opportunity
    Too many consultant role

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    usually 40 or less hours
    flexible schedule
    promotion possible
    can move around easily

    Cons

    too many meetings
    not enough time spent doing "engineering"
    typical big company convoluted system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more productive with time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer focus challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    compensation, flexible time-off, safety emphasis

    Cons

    promotion criterion needs to be well established

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    it is not a good company to work. job is not stable. too much politics

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good facility bad coworkers too much politics

    Cons

    unstable job boring politics bad environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave politics aside listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience during internship. Huge manufacturing plant in Freeport

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

    I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great consideration for work/life balance, you will never feel overworked; Great people and culture; if you are an intern/co-op, this is the best place to do a summer internship - there will be 50 other interns to hang out with and you will get a great experience; mobility up and laterally is easy and encouraged; compressed work schedule (four-tens or nine-eighties); strong emphasis on safety

    Cons

    Since is it a chemical company, maintenance is treated like a second cousin sometimes (production is the place to be); as with any big company, there are sometimes so many policies in place that it can be hard to get things done; Freeport is a bit of a drive to Houston if you want alot to do; it is hot in the summer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Dow is the Highest paid employer in are area at this moment in the maintenance world with stock options and bonus.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inst Tech in Seadrift, TX
    Current Employee - Inst Tech in Seadrift, TX

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

    Pros

    4 ten hour days in are work week with the option to work Fridays most of the time if you want some over time.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure because of so many polices in place around doing hands on work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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