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My experience at Dow was overall very good.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI

I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Being a very large company, there are opportunities in many different technological areas. Lateral transfers to new areas have been possible. Most of Dow's locations have relatively low cost of living (especially housing).

Cons

Most of the Dow sites are company towns. This has two consequences: 1. Pretty boring as the community is quite homogeneous. 2. There is little chance to find another job in the same community after you leave Dow.

Advice to Management

Too much bureaucracy. Too much top down, without cultivating innovation from lower levels. Although processes are important in areas of safety, for instance, too many procedures stifle innovation and waste talent.

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  1. It is what you make of it

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    Former Employee - Finance in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Finance in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth if you apply yourself. Professional work environment. Good leaders depending on which department your working in.

    Cons

    Too many politics within the management. Many senior level leaders lack experience and do not take ownership of issues in their department. Too many tasks involved in one role. Constant layoffs make a future unpredictable. The company relies on incompetent contractors to complete tasks. Terrible communication between management and employees. The company is not as stable as it previously was.

    Advice to Management

    Management and senior leaders need to be held accountable for lack of productivity in their departments. Get rid of the contractors and replace them with competent Dow employees. This process of using contractors is only costing the company money in the long run.


  2. Great Place to Work, Boring Place to live

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    Former Intern - Supply Chain in Midland, MI
    Former Intern - Supply Chain in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Chemical as an intern

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

    Pros

    Pay is great Very good benefits good leadership Area for growth

    Cons

    Not enough responsibilty given to interns Midland is not fun Very boring hard place for a young professional to live

    Advice to Management

    Give young employees more direction and more responsbility


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