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Dow Overview

Midland, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DOW)
Chemical Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At Dow, we combine the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress.

We are driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the ... Read more

Mission: To passionately create innovation for our stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2013 (#44), 2012 (#15)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#13)

Company Updates

  • Our veterans enable excellence in our workforce. See how our U.S. Apprenticeship Program helped Dow Vet Net members Kyle Graham, Kendall Martin and Buck Shepherd transition from the military to the civilian workforce on Military Makeover: Operation Career which aired on Lifetime this past month. #WeHireVets

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  • We are proud to announce that two of our innovative technologies, as well as our company’s Coating Materials research division, are winners of 2019 BIG Innovation Awards! Presented annually by the Business Intelligence Group, the BIG Innovation Awards recognize organizations and people who bring new ideas to life.

    Help us congratulate our teams who made this recognition possible.

    Dow Receives Three 2019 BIG Innovation Awards from the Business Intelligence Group

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Dow – Why Work For Us?

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We’re for what goes after the equal sign. We are chemists. We are scientists. We are thinkers. Dreamers. Believers. And doers. We connect chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Discover more about Dow, our careers, and the science to everything we do.

Dawn to Dusk

From dawn to dusk, Dow can be seen in virtually everything we do. This video highlights many of Dow's product offerings and how the power of science and innovation are enhancing our lives at every moment. 

Our Mission
To passionately create innovation for our stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics

Our Vision
Maximize long-term value per share by being the most valuable and respected science company in the world

Our Beliefs & Culture

At Dow, we believe that connecting chemistry and innovation can generate new ways to solve challenges and exceed customer expectations. We believe that taking the extra step to be socially responsible does not hold us back, but instead sets us apart. We believe in the worth of our people, in the value of each individual employee and their differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We believe in the power of difference. Every day, we strive to build a culture that embraces innovation, responsibility and diversity.

At Dow, we are committed to making our company a great place to work. We combine the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. We are accomplishing this by hiring the best and brightest employees who represent diverse backgrounds and experiences; and, who can deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to Dow’s customers. As part of this commitment, and to recognize our employees’ outstanding efforts and contributions, we offer a compensation and benefits package which is considered top tier in our industry.

Dow Offers

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance and
    shares company, business or functional success
  • Employee stock ownership – and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
  • On-going learning opportunities in a rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work on global teams with colleagues around the world and in different locations

Top Tier Compensation
Our pay-for-performance compensation philosophy includes programs such as:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus and/or other short-term incentives
  • Long-term incentives

Comprehensive Benefits

Dow offers attractive benefits packages that typically include the following:

  • Retirement plans
  • Health, Life and Business Travel Insurance
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and parental leave
  • Coaching, on-line learning courses and seminars to maximize benefit utilization
  • 3-month complimentary Dow Wellness Center membership, where available, for new hires

Recognition and Reward

We recognize and appreciate the great work of individuals and teams at Dow every day through our:

  • Industry-leading Accelerate Great recognition program
  • Spontaneous appreciation moments
  • Service Award milestone recognition
  • Job-specific awards (e.g., Innovator's award, Olympus award, etc.)

Learning and Development
Opportunities include daily on-the-job learning, participation in global cross-functional project teams, mentoring, classroom training, online learning, participation in employee networks, and much more.

The Innovation Moment

Innovation is essential to solving the world's most challenging problems. At Dow, our experts are using science and technology to create solutions that are essential to human progress. Learn more.

We invite you to bring your passion, expertise, and experience and find the science to your success at Dow. Discover more about Dow, our careers, and the science to everything we do by visiting

Our career opportunities span a diverse range of disciplines. With a broad landscape of possibilities, you can explore multiple paths and carve out a unique and rewarding career at Dow.

Customer Service
Customer Service employees are at the forefront of our business. They build new relationships, strengthen existing ones and enhance the ease of doing business with Dow. Learn more.

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability
Members of Dow’s Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability team work together to provide Product Safety Services for the company’s more than 6,000 products. Learn more.

Finance at Dow is a vibrant global community where our diverse group of top caliber people collaborate in an inclusive environment to make a difference in all that we do. Learn more.

Human Resources
Our Human Resources team provides Dow leaders and employees with best-in-class people processes, programs and services. Learn more.

Information Systems
Whether working on emerging technology or in established areas, Dow IT professionals help solve business challenges and enable growth with information technology. Learn more.

Dow’s Legal Department is comprised of attorneys, paralegals and patent agents who provide counsel to our company on a wide range of legal and ethical issues. Learn more.

Manufacturing & Engineering
Our Manufacturing & Engineering (M&E) organization ensures that products are made in a safe, environmentally responsible, efficient, and cost effective manner. Learn more.

Marketing & Sales
Our Marketing & Sales teams collaborate with thousands of customers, markets and industries to bring innovative solutions and science to millions of households all over the world. Learn more.

Public Affairs & Government Affairs
Public Affairs & Government Affairs professionals at Dow play a key role in managing and enhancing the corporate reputation and opening up dialogue for change. Learn more.

Dow employs more than 400 people in Purchasing dedicated to delivering substantial and sustainable competitive advantage to Dow businesses and customers. Learn more.

Research & Development
R&D at Dow delivers innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges, and attracts some of the finest researchers from around the world to its state-of-the-art facilities. Learn more.

Supply Chain
Employees in Supply Chain at Dow support the flow of materials into Dow for manufacturing, on-site logistics operations, and deliveries to our customers. Learn more.

WorkPlace Services
The WorkPlace Services (WPS) function at Dow is responsible for the management of Dow’s real estate portfolio and daily operations of Dow lab and office facilities. Learn more.

The Music of Sustainable Chemistry

Just like in music, in science it's all about how you combine the elements to create something better. The scientists at Dow are making new combinations to play the Music of Sustainable Chemistry and creating solutions for a brighter future. Learn more.

Our solutions are reshaping our world. And at the heart of our solutions are our people. Our workforce is comprised of exceptionally talented employees. Each individual’s skill and willingness to work as ‘One Team’ makes us one of the most competitive companies in the market. They reflect the world in which we do business and the communities in which we live.

Dow is proud to join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Representing 175 companies, 50+ industries and all geographies, our public commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue, that together we can play a critical role in addressing.

Every day, we are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee-base, investing in each employee’s growth and development through professional training and mentoring, community involvement and team building.

As part of our enhanced commitment to diversity and inclusion, our own Karen S. Carter has been named Dow’s first Chief Inclusion Officer. In this newly created role, Karen and her team will develop and drive global initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion, such as building supplier diversity and supporting efforts to hire, train, develop and retain the best talent. Read More.

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  • "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Midland, MI
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    I have been working at Dow full-time (More than a year)


    Competitive pay
    Great team to work with
    Good benefits


    Can be very stressful at times

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Dow Photos

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Dow photo of: Dow employees wore purple, Mar 6 for Int'l Women's Day
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Dow Interviews



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    Computer Science Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dow (Ann Arbor, MI) in October 2016.


    I talked to a representative at a career fair. A week later, they emailed me to do an interview on my college campus. It was both technical and behavioral, and they said it would be the only round. I thought the interview went well. I didn't get an offer but they seemed to like me in the final rejection email.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you align with DOW's four core principles? (note: I forgot the exact principles)   Answer Question
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Dow Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2018
  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), 2016
  • O.C. Tanner Recognition Leadership Award, OC Tanner Company, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
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