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Dow Chemical Houston Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Dow Chemical Chairman, President & CEO Andrew N. Liveris
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Pros
  • Good recognition culture and focus on work life balance (in 125 reviews)

  • A people focused company with good benefits (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance with a lot of the young engineers (in 36 reviews)

  • Very strict work processes can be limiting as far as your ability to contribute to activities and projects (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "ACGK"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay good benefits. Plently of over time.

    Cons

    Co workers make or break you in this job.


  2. "Sr. Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Poor HR management at the Freeport location

  3. "Drafter IV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drafting Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drafting Designer in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    More training classes for advancement

    Advice to Management

    No comment at this time


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can follow your own career path, as there are many different roles.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working there.


  5. "Process Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Operator in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good paycheck and safe work area

    Cons

    A lot of middle-management issues

    Advice to Management

    thin the herd


  6. "Distribution operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, work balance Overall a good company to start your career at.

    Cons

    Lay-off's , safety crew, micro management. And hard to advance in company.


  7. "All in all, it's a pretty decent place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Operator in Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Operator in Texas City, TX

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

    Pros

    Management and leadership can be rather laid back at times.

    Cons

    Some of the work processes (rules, standards, communications) cause the operators to have to deal with unnecessary "work-arounds" and "work-throughs". In many cases, the operators are expected to "do more" with "less".

  8. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great benefits, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to move up due to company size

    Advice to Management

    Na


  9. Helpful (3)

    "BSCP"

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    Former Employee - Business Supply Chain Planner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Supply Chain Planner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. They have good Health Care, 401K, ESOP, and plenty of vacation. Work environment is usually pleasant. Fellow workers/team members are very helpful.

    Cons

    No training. Very poor leadership. They expect you to work 10 hrs. a day minimum. There are no backups to take the vacation they give you. Very little chance for anything other than a lateral move. They assign you Six Sigma projects on top of the incredible work load. Forced ranking sets up competition with people who are on your team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to actually run the company, and hire competent managers.


  10. "High responsibility & treated well"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Maintenance/Reliability in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Maintenance/Reliability in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The co-ops are treated really well and they really care about you
    -given a lot of responsibility if you get a good supervisor
    -positive plant experience

    Cons

    -poor work life balance with a lot of the young engineers
    -shaky future for co-ops getting hired with the merger


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