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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good recognition culture and focus on work life balance (in 117 reviews)

  • A people focused company with good benefits (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is intense more often than not (in 35 reviews)

  • Very strict work processes can be limiting as far as your ability to contribute to activities and projects (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Co-Op in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - College Co-Op in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dow management is continually looking to benefit your situation because they know that is how employees will remain motivated to do good work.

    Cons

    Downsizing and layoffs can happen more often than you would see at a smaller company


  2. "Invested in your growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dow Chemical makes it clear that they want you to grow, personally and professionally. They offer many courses to teach you anything from getting along with coworkers to becoming an effective supervisor.

    Cons

    Often goes into spending freezes, causing cancellations in travel, including external conferences.


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    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    Very high performance expectations at Dow

    Advice to Management

    Management has a good long term focus.


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  5. "Great company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Improvement Engineer
    Former Employee - Improvement Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environmental, career growth opportunities, lots of benefits, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of company rules and bureaucracy, for being a global company.


  6. "good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it is good place to work

    Cons

    no complaints at this time


  7. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Chemist in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Chemist in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits
    Good work-life balance
    Nice location

    Cons

    Standard issues with working with a large corporation


  8. "Can't go wrong"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op Engineer in Midland, MI
    Former Intern - Co-Op Engineer in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Alternating Fridays off or every Friday off if you work 10 hours a day mon-thur
    Lots of mobility within company for a chemical engineer

    Cons

    The student program manager discriminated against my small private university (not one of their strategic universities), so I was at a disadvantage for full-time employment.


  9. "Maintenance Engineer Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Freeport, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Freeport, TX

    I worked at Dow Chemical as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company. Grate opportunities for interns.

    Cons

    Locations are out of the city.


  10. "Cost Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dow treats their employees exceptionally well. Pay and benefits are great and there is plenty of room for growth and advancement. The rotational program is very beneficial as you are able to rotate between 3 different roles within your area and get a better feel for what you want to be doing in the long term.

    Cons

    Midland is a fairly small town which I very much enjoyed however my husband was not able to find a job here as Dow is the only major company


  11. "GREAT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rrf in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Rrf in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ITs great on the job

    Cons

    its not so great on the job

    Advice to Management

    Way more chill please thank you



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