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Engineer that is now in Managment

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Strong company core values, respect for people, very strong safety culture. Challenging jobs. Good pay

Cons

Every few years company goes through a restructuring, short term view of company strategy based on wall street expectations

Advice to Management

Keep strong investment in growth for the future.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of opportunities, especially for young employees

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Midland, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Dow is very open to changing their culture, as is evident from their (necessary) business realignment, but also with lots of changes taking place internally. They are hiring a lot of recent college grads/younger people in Information Systems despite the tough economic environment.

    They also place a lot of responsibilities on newer hires, which is a good sign of trust. The CEO is very well liked, and people seem happy here overall.

    The city of Midland, MI is constantly working hard to revamp its image and build up its downtown, especially with the number of young people here, which is more than you'd expect.

    Cons

    Midland isn't exactly a recent college grads dream city to live in. It's very family oriented and at times you may feel out of place if you're single or without kids.

    Many employees here have been with Dow for 20-30+ years, so they're very knowledgeable, but at the same time they are set in their ways and have a hard time thinking outside of the box.

    Dow is a very large company, and as such they operate as you'd expect a huge enterprise too - lots of redtape to cut through, and some things can take months to get done (but they are trying very hard to get better).

    Sometimes the office can sound like a library. Thankfully though, the office isnt an endless row of cubicles (in some places)

    Advice to Management

    The offices need remodeling. The walls are blank, the office setup can be awkward at times, and besides for some powerpoint templates and maybe a couple of posters in random locations, there is very little Dow pride to be found. The Diamond is a very evocative symbol and can be used in creative ways around the office to bring back that prideful feeling that employees work for Dow. Look to Dow's London taxi advertisements for some inspiration in how the Dow Diamond could be changed slightly in design, but still used effectively.

  2. Past 5 years have many ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Finance Technician in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Technician in Midland, MI

    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 has been great

    Cons

    oppotunities to advance seem slim if you don't know the right people

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