Dow Chemical
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Never thought a chemical company would be this good to work at.

Production Engineer (Current Employee)
Freeport, TX

Pros- Smart, willing, and highly competent people to work with
- Brand name recognition
- If you're an Engineer, you can basically write your own ticket anywhere you want once you are there. International travel encouraged, rotation among business encouraged.
- You will never get bored on the job or in your career.
- Excellent Training programs.
- Alot of 'Lifers' here. That in of itself shows how good of a place it is to work.
- Great compensation and benefits (only 1/7 companies in the Fortune 500 that still has a pension plan)
- They give you alot of responsibility early on
- Safety culture the best there is and is taken very seriously
- Very professional atmosphere
- Very big and serious on diversity inclusion. LGBT friendly- it is like an oasis in the middle of the desert (the desert being the petrochemical & energy industry)

ConsForced Ranking system is not favored by all but then again many highly competitive companies have something similar.
Locations leave something to be desired but then again if you put in your time, the ticket is yours to write.
Inherent in its size, office politics will play a part. Make sure to keep your corporate warrior skills sharp.
Dichotomy between operators and salaried people.
It is the chemical industry, make sure you know what you're getting into.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Midland, MI

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Great, smart and nice people. Professional atmosphere, and strong values… Cons: Very higherarchal and beurocratic culture. Advice to Senior Management: Reduce layers and higherarchy. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at Dow Chemical

    Pros: empowered people and good working environment Cons: pay is difficult to measure. Company always talks about… Advice to Senior Management: get out of the way and let your departments manage as they see fit. … More
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