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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 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. "Decent company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Global Capital Purchasing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance for all

    Cons

    Difficult to transition to direct employee

    Advice to Management

    Post internal jobs for contract employees

  3. "Great place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture of science and technology leading the way. Good work and life balance. Reasonable pay.

    Cons

    It will be interesting to see how the merger and subsequent break-up with DuPont changes things. DuPont also has a strong culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of people during transition to three or more separate companies. Keep up the innovation and avoid the crutch of having high market share due to merger.


  4. "Dow"

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    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.


  5. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy which may delay business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and simplify procedures


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work and develop yourself

    Cons

    Many hours of work in the treasury

    Advice to Management

    I don't have one


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with potential for advancement"

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    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Maintenance Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Lot of support and work group.

    Cons

    Maintenance is seen as support group so operations has ultimate say in what they prioritize.


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