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Very rewarding internship with quality projects

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Freeport, TX
Current Intern - Intern in Freeport, TX

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

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

Pros

Awesome work/life balance and corporate culture Great experience Prestigious name to have on resume in college

Cons

Certain plants advance employees much more quickly than others, seems unfair to folks at smaller plants

Advice to Management

Great job

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  1. Great Company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance. Technically advanced, lots of work and interesting job tasks. The people are important!

    Cons

    Pay is a little below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the direction we are, it will take us places!!! A bit bigger raise would be nice too :)


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    Business Services Rotational Program

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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