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Business Services Rotational Program

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Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Midland, MI
Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Midland, MI

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Coming out of college you will work in a job with responsibilities that are truly business critical. Opportunities exist across all functions within business services, including operations, logistics, purchasing, I/S, planning, scheduling, modeling, business consulting, and improvement functions. Even though a majority of the jobs are located in middle of no-where Midland, MI, you come in with a network of 50+ young professionals who've graduated college in the last 2 years. Other job opportunities are available in Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, an Indianapolis. Excellent ability to learn and develop skills much higher than what one would expect in first few years out of school.

Cons

Performance Review and promotional system can be a little discouraging if you are a hard worker looking to get ahead in the first few years of your career. Length of 3 rotations and are uncertain, as well as whether you will complete all 3 rotations (i.e. if you feel ready to move out into a full time job, you let leaders know and will will be moved).

Advice to Management

It appears that Dow's retention and compensation strategy is to recruit top level young talent, and develop the ability to perform well in jobs multiple job levels above what one is compensated for financially, upon leaving the program. While this is great for keeping costs down, if this is the strategy that you choose to use, just be aware that the work one does at Dow allows us to interview and receive offers of significant salary increases (i.e. 30%), which, given the responsibilities you give to your young professionals, will make it tough to retain top level young talent past 3 years in the company.

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  1. I enjoyed my tenure here

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    Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Business Development Analyst in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The people are great. THere are several opportunities for advancement, you just have to make sure that you are well versed in the company's main goals. A lot of the employees have been there for a very long time, which I think is a plus!

    Cons

    It seems like your always working. You hand is constantly glued to your blackberry. While there is a balance of work-family life, sometimes its hard to differintiate the two.

  2. Helpful (1)

    good company, but engineering salary not per industry standard....

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company....nice culture and working environment.....very good life/work balance...

    Cons

    engineering salary not per industry standard

    Advice to Management

    align engineering salary with the industry....so good people wil not jump ship...

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