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Great place to gain exposure

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX

I have been working at Dow Chemical

Pros

Plenty of opportunities for international growth

Cons

Experienced hires often get short changed

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company for compensation, benefits - frustrating company to really accomplish anything in your career.

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Director in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Research Director in Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Compensation, HR processes, training, opportunities, very smart people, information technology, global approach.

    Cons

    - Midland Michigan is a boring small company town where you can't t buy a bag of carrots without 10 people asking you what you're cooking.

    - Extremely inwardly focused. Very bureaucratic. No idea what goes on in the "real world". People don't understand their own businesses but know Dow like the back of their hand.

    - No idea how to develop and commercialize new technology. Very focused on high NPV concepts, scared to death of getting hands dirty delivering products (note - I am a Sr. Director R&D leaving company for personal reasons).

    - No accountability. Lots of chiefs, few indians. Many people able to say "no", no one can say yes.

    - Functional reporting (e.g., supply supports into supply chain function, R&D reports into R&D function) allows each function to independently create their own goals (and exceed these) while businesses go down the toilet. I couldn't believe some of the things I heard from functional leaders when reviewing disappointing business results.

    - Revolving door business leadership teams create constant business disruptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself. You've not created any long term shareholder value during your tenure. The dividend is lower now and the share price has not recovered from the poor deal you struck to buy R&H. BTW, you have good people but the functional alignment structure you've created is killing their ability to execute against a well defined business strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Receivable Specialist in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Receivable Specialist in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Decent pay. Get lots of exposure t.

    Cons

    Stigmatism of being in customer service for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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