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Do-Your-Time Mentality

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Human Resources Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Lead Human Resources Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Dow has a collaborative, friendly, family-oriented culture. When Dow hires you, they're hiring all of you and expect to keep you for your career. Most things (except the constant restructuring) about the culture reflect this. Career-long development allows you experience multiple types of roles.

Cons

I think they will have a lot of trouble keeping younger talent in HR in the coming years. Early roles are not strategic enough or challenging enough to keep us interested. Eventually, you get to do the fun stuff but you have to do your time first. Compensation for my education and field is below market. This is because Dow's comp philosophy is under market at beginning of employment and eventually evens out... Hence the 'do your time' mentality. Hard work and commitment pays off EVENTUALLY.... The feeling of 'always doing, yet never done' cycles with a feeling of 'give me something meaningful to do please'. All roads lead to Midland. Being anywhere but there impedes your career.

Advice to Management

Consider developing new talent differently. We are different than prior generations. We want to be challenged with meaningful work. Stretch us. Remember that we have brains and want to use them. If you continue to offer lower than market compensation for early career-jobs that will provide little personal fullfilment, we will not stick around long enough to "do our time" and you'll be left with gaping holes in your succession plans. What go you here, won't get you there.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. Dow Chemical Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Purchasing Specialist in Midland, MI
    Current Intern - Purchasing Specialist in Midland, MI

    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

    Friendly work environment. Strong company to work for.

    Cons

    The city of Midland is very suburban.


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