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Classic huge company

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good balance of work and life in general Opportunities to learn different skills A lot of resources at your disposal, if you know how to access them. Everyone has heard of your company, which saves some explaining to relatives People are generally tolerant of timelines slipping

Cons

Slowing moving, stuck in a commodity chemical mindset. Rigidly compliant to set processes. Inpersonal, you have a problem? email a nameless email address and hope for a reply. Dependence on contractors makes routine functions unpredictable, it can take months to get bills paid. Constant layoffs and downsizing has made the morale of the work force dismal. Innovation is a buzz word rather than a core value. The company is more about managers playing politics, kick down kiss up will get you far.

Advice to Management

Stop behaving is such a clearly hypocritical manor, like writing a book about jobs in America then shipping them to Korea, or claiming Dow doesn't fire scientists while you are in the midst of firing scientists.

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  1. Sales Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Delaware City, DE
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Delaware City, DE

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

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

    Pros

    Well organized Pension plan Good Sr. leadership

    Cons

    Burocratic (big company , too many rules/regulations)

    Advice to Management

    The Sr.management is sincere and cares about the employees but despite all that it still feels like you are a number... We are all working extremely hard now these days to be laid off some time.


  2. Engineer that is now in Managment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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