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

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Current Employee - Production Engineer in Freeport, TX
Current Employee - Production Engineer in Freeport, TX

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

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)

Cons

Forced 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.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Great, smart and nice people. Professional atmosphere, and strong values and morals.

    Cons

    Very higherarchal and beurocratic culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce layers and higherarchy.

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    paperwork madhouse there is more paperwork than work

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Seadrift, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Seadrift, TX

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

    Pros

    decent pay, shift work, has some relax time during night shifts and weekends

    Cons

    empowered workgroups, all the responsibility for injuries falls on operations hands.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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