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Great work experience with great environment and people!

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Former Employee - Improvement Engineer in Freeport, TX
Former Employee - Improvement Engineer in Freeport, TX

I worked at Dow Chemical as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

9-80s and 4-40s provide flexible work schedule that fits all lifestyles. Working in a plant provides excitement of producing product and money for the company on a daily basis. The safety as priority #1 makes for a comfortable feel each day going to work. Job security is high. Exciting and challenging work with very cool equipment (in newer plants).

Cons

Many processes are broken due to the large nature of the company and employees are able to push around work rather than jumping into a problem right away. Job The pay is not competitive with other similar companies operating on the gulf coat (i.e., Exxon, BP, Chevron). Bonuses are based on overall company performance rather than specific plant performance.

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The main complaint that I have heard out of the Texas/Gulf Coast employees is that the pay is not competitive. Also, employees in a role that they are "too valuable an asset to let go of" after 2-3 years in a role need to be released or compensated to prevent from low morale and poor productivity.

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    Can have a good work life balance - at the expense of compensation

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Plaquemine, LA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Plaquemine, LA

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is great
    you track your own vacation
    good culture - most people are willing to help young people
    take home laptop's and vpn access to email allows for flexible work schedules

    Cons

    compensation and benefits - could easily go to a competitor in the local area and get 30% raise - with same or better benefits
    diversity is a good thing - but Dow takes it to far - with hiring and promotion practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abolish diversity targets - increase compensation - or find something else that appeals to young engineers - otherwise - you will be in a bad place in the next 5 to 10 years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dow Chemical Internship

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Strong company to work for.

    Cons

    The city of Midland is very suburban.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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