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Powerful Company, but Senior Leadership Has Attention Deficit Syndrome

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Former Employee - Research Fellow
Former Employee - Research Fellow

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

Pros

Huge technical capability. Large investment in new technology.

Cons

Senior leadership can't figure out what direction to take the company -- specialties, commodities, solar, globalization, energy, hydrocarbon-based polymers. It is the flavor of the quarter. This lack of direction and complete reliance on brainless work processes is damaging the growth prospects of this company. It can be a very frustrating place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out where the company should go, and stick with it for 5-10 years. The CEO is the prime example of lack of direction. His direction appears to be driven by personal aspirations and a political future.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    a okay place to work, but it is located in a very boring town in the middle of nowhere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical

    Pros

    Big company, lots of learning opportunites

    Cons

    Bad management, flawed performance evaluation system

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    Senior Finance Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Large Company, lots of opportunities, constant ability to meet people in different functions/geographies

    Cons

    Very siloed org, if you don't actively reach out to other groups, you can get stuck. Management visibility can be difficult. Goal setting/reviews are very arbitrary and can be not valuable to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to turn Dow into Apple. The commodities have been the saving grace repeatedly and Dow managers are still trying to get away from the commodities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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