Compare Dow vs 3M BETA

See how working at Dow vs. 3M compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Dow vs. 3M. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Dow

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3M

Employee Ratings

  • Dow scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2955 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4618 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
Dow employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Dow employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Dow Ceo Jim Fitterling
85%
85%Jim Fitterling
Dow employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
3M Ceo Mike Roman
65%
65%Mike Roman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Dow employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
77%
Dow employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than 3M employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

3M has 2,032 more total submitted salaries than Dow.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Engineer195 Salaries
$129,106/yr
Senior CHEMIST130 Salaries
$127,654/yr
Process Operator85 Salaries
$39/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer99 Salaries
$95,645/yr
Senior Research Engineer56 Salaries
$120,418/yr
Production Operator65 Salaries
$24/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Dow.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at 3M.
  • 3M had 43 more reviews than Dow that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 235 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 128 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 200 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 185 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Large company"(in 36 reviews)
"Work processes"(in 35 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 83 reviews)
"Large company"(in 79 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Manager

I worked at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

well established and industry-leading processes in place for people development and standardization of salary etc

Cons

too much emphasis on soft-skills in some units. agree that soft-skill is important but that depends on the job. as a result lot of managers dont have clue on technical and get bought into snake oil,... and promotes the same and the people who bring them vs people who know the technical stuff or details.

Advice to Management

improve technical focus in R&D for leaders. agree soft-skill is important right now you are at 90% softskill, 10 on technical/domain competency in some units. for above mid-level managers. reorg... in a fashion that ensures competency based units than random pieces stitched together. keep up the focus on people leadership development.

Current Employee - Director

I have been working at 3M full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Management balances the interests of the business and employees well. Employee-centric policies, such as work at home policy, has been great. Smart people everywhere.

Cons

It's a big company so can get lost here.

Job Postings

3M has 967 more recently posted open jobs than Dow.
Recent Jobs
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