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Dow Chemical Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. "R&D lab Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Company has great flexibility and benefits. Great safety culture

    Cons

    Company's benefits have been decreasing, promotions and employee development have been hard to come by


  2. "Contactor with Kelly Services"

    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

    Flexibility, promotes safety and diversity

    Cons

    Career advancement, constantly changing work environment, slow to make decisions


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, but I regret accepting Dow's offer vs another."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros: people are nice. Culure promoting diversity and safety. Work life balance is possible, but difficult to maintain.

    Cons

    Extreme focus on cost cutting while increasing productivity and beaucracy. Only thing that matters is shareholders, despite preaching safety.

    Advice to Management

    4 fatalities in two weeks despite strong safety culture means something is being overlooked..


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  5. "Maintenance Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    A great company to work for as a maintenence engineer. Learning environment where there are experts in many mechanical fields to collaborate and learn from. Company outlook is strong. Many investments being made with new plants being built worldwide.

    Cons

    non to share at this time

    Advice to Management

    continue the growth and development of the workforce


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of resources
    Opportunities to advance
    Genuinely interested diversity
    Solid and complete employere

    Cons

    Large and confusing at times.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Dow Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits offered by the company. There aren't too many companies that offer pension plans and unlimited sick time like this one.

    Cons

    Management still struggles with selecting great leadership.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company though losing a real identity through endless M&A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good range of responsibility for professional growth, good pay and benefits, allow you to cross over functions and geographies

    Cons

    Run lean on people, heavy workload for all, poor work life balance, losing its identity more and more each year

    Advice to Management

    I had good management across many jobs


  9. "Purchasing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexibility, good benefits, good opportunities, continuous growing company, volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    Very lean, bureaucratic, employee performance management and leadership need improvements

    Advice to Management

    Make quick decisions, place true leaders in leadership positions, really listen to employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits.
    Strong networking culture. Easy to meet with people/managers.
    End of work (retirement/layoff) handled well.

    Cons

    Too many work processes.
    Work-life balance could be better.
    All roads up lead through Midland.

    Advice to Management

    The annual review process could be improved. Reward people for what they accomplish as much as you do for how much they network.


  11. "Outstanding company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Development Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Development Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn from wonderful colleagues and there are also wonderful work and life balance

    Cons

    Big organization always contain some hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Great to go this company



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