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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  • 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 27 reviews)

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  1. "Best Chemical Company"

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked for three different plastics/chemical companies. Dow has some work to do, but excels at technology, innovation and making money.

    Cons

    Culture is very WASP and rather male dominated. Biases exist.

    Advice to Management

    It's okay if your succession plan includes people that didn't go to the same school as you, don't dress like you and heck, might even have different hobbies than you.


  2. "Great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Leadership is mostly very good but varies by group. Internal network of experts is generally very open to helping you solve your problems.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is similar to any other large company. If you're not in Midland you're out of sight of decision makers.


  3. "Replenishment Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Replenishment Scheduler in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Replenishment Scheduler in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    - Growing Company with a lot of opportunities;
    - Mentoring Program;
    - Working with internal business you learn a lot and meet with amazing people who are willing to help you.

    Cons

    - It can take a while before you are able to move to another position;
    - Activities can be repetitive but this is part of Supply Chain.


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  5. "Co-op Laboratory Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dow Co-Op in Larkin, MI
    Current Employee - Dow Co-Op in Larkin, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in Dow Water and Process Solutions for 3.5 yr as a college Co-op. I learned so much about responsibility, time management, communication, and team work from this position. I was fortunate enough to learn from a variety of people and was also able to mentor and train several groups of high school co-ops and engineering interns.

    Cons

    Although I was able to take on extra responsibilities near the end of my employment, most of the high profile projects were assigned to interns that would only be there for a summer. This was pretty frustrating, especially when they were trained by myself or another one of our technicians.

    Advice to Management

    Overall this experience was great. I hope that co-ops continue to be offered, especially for younger high school students. This was a great opportunity for high school students looking to gain experience in science.


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to improve and grow

    Cons

    None that I know of


  7. "CPO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, time off. a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Shift work, sometimes forced to stay over.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say, everything is good for me.


  8. "Amazing Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is a plus when working for Dow.

    Cons

    Lots of work specially if you are a hard worker they will keep you very busy.


  9. "Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Contractor - Communications in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, great employee recognition, nice sense of community

    Cons

    The drive to Pittsburg was the only real con


  10. "Great Change1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Human Resources Communications Leader in Freeland, MI
    Current Employee - Global Human Resources Communications Leader in Freeland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits - including a new Global Parental Leave Policy that includes 12 weeks of leave for the birthing mother!

    Cons

    If you don't like change, this will be a difficult environment.


  11. "Engineer R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company creates revolutionary new therapies that saves lives and is #1 in its field of Structural Heart. Perhaps the best performing company in all of medtech

    Cons

    Highly relationship based company culture. Your success is heavily dependent on your ability to build relationships, not just the quality of your work product. This is not bad in and of itself, but a huge degree is dependent on luck....did you happen to know the right people and was the project you were on visible and perceived as successful

    Advice to Management

    Not very diverse. Hardly any minorities or women at senior levels, though its improving slowly.


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