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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good recognition culture and focus on work life balance (in 124 reviews)

  • A people focused company with good benefits (in 62 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with potential for advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, interesting initiatives, good CEO. Would recommend for anyone interested in the chemical/materials space.

    Cons

    None really. Location is not best for some, but for me worked great.


  2. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Great employees

    Cons

    Some disconnections with upper leadership and the "do-work" employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your middle/lower level employees

  3. "ACGK"

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    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.


  4. "Sr. Administrative Assistant"

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    • 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


  5. "Drafter IV"

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    • 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


  6. "Dow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great team environment ensure your success at Dow.

    Cons

    Highly infected with nepotism. Entire families are employed by Dow.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your family members.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • 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.

  8. "Dow Does Great Things"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, good people, long term perspective.

    Cons

    None that I can think of....


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement as the company is very large, with jobs in nearly every field under the sun. Not as many contractors as other large firms, but still a fair number of them.

    Cons

    Dow frequently acquires other firms and divests parts of itself which is good for the company overall, but employees feel that their jobs are always at risk. While not unique to this company, it seems as though the transitions are a major part of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the global employee survey and focus on the top 3 issues, putting serious effort behind fixing them.


  10. "Process Operator"

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    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


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