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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated February 25, 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. "Dow intern"

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

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    This was a very good internship with dow chemical. I learned many hands on lessons in the corporate world for my career.

    Cons

    the main cons I would say would be location, becuase it is all the way on the north side of town and the traffic is brutal to get there, Other than that, the chemical industry is boring!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to stop letting solid employee reccommendations fall on deaf ears. There have been several countless times that I pitched glowing improvements and they were not even considered.


  2. "Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Manufacturing and Engineering Co-op
    Former Intern - Manufacturing and Engineering Co-op
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, interesting projects, provided and subsidized housing is an amazing perk, work/life balance is good, camaraderie amongst co-ops is great, generally they really care about your development, rotating program allows you to experience different sites and roles (And you get a fair bit of choice after your first term), safety culture is strong

    Cons

    Some supervisors care more than others about your development as an individual versus benefit to the department in choosing projects. My managers have all found a balance, and tended towards developing me over giving me grunt work that none of the full times wanted, but I always get stuck with a few P&IDs I'm asked to update.


  3. "Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good guidance, leadership, and great people.

    Cons

    The pace of getting things can be slow due to it being such a large company.


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  5. "Technologist"

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

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Safety oriented company, good salary

    Cons

    Many contract employees. Advancement is limited.


  6. "Co-op Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very helpful; great learning experience; good company and knowledgeable

    Cons

    have to take time at school for at least 1 semester


  7. "Good Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful culture, very international, products touch all areas of life

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, many levels of approvals, highly risk averse

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take risks and be more agile as a company


  8. "Industrial Lab Technician"

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

    I worked at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Secure job. Friendly people to work with. Great pay.

    Cons

    A lot of hours. Rotating 12 Hr shifts.

    Advice to Management

    None, Great company to work for.


  9. "Egineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Irvine, CA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Chemical (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional company. Enjoy being a part of the team. I look forward to future endeavors.

    Cons

    I had to commute to and from my job for over 45 min. Benefits package non existent for certain types of hire.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key as well as team atmosphere does wonders for team moral and promations.


  10. "Engineer Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Long drive to work.


  11. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to "sample" different sites and roles. Flexible schedules. Strong safety culture.

    Cons

    It's fairly normal to spend most of a term updating documentation.



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