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Dow Corning Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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Dow Corning President and CEO Robert D. (Bob) Hansen
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, 9-80 schedule, growth opportunites (in 56 reviews)

  • They put safety first and have good benefits (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant workforce reductions and restructuring (in 14 reviews)

  • Really, really terrible communication from upper management on the Dow acquisition (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, ok management"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are fantastic. Good resources to do science, awesome small town community.

    Cons

    Poor technical leadership. Career advancement requires significant effort by the employee due to manager turn over rate (every year or two).

    Advice to Management

    Better vision of technical programs including good technical marketing is needed. Also, with the management situation, technical people should be automatically paired with a technical mentor to help them grow and network. Managers do none of this.


  2. "Marketing Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. Loved the people and managers are very competent.

    Cons

    Losing market share causing mass layoffs and hiring freezes.

  3. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good community support, small town, opportunities for career growth, great benefits including pension, 401k, medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, training and certification programs, 9/80 schedules, blood bank, and cafeteria. One of the best-paying companies in the area.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic human resources structure that limits promotion and pay levels, constant fear of job elimination and/or outsourcing, frequent restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive about keeping your top performers engaged and pay fair for the value people bring to their position, department, and the company


  4. "Excellent company. But in flux from Dow integration"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineering in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Process Engineering in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High integrity organization with midwestern culture. Highly cooperative with a can do attitude. Very family friendly. Most of managers have an engineering background.

    Cons

    Integration with Dow chemical is introducing tremendous changes to workforce and workflows. Not all are good right now. But the future will tell. A slower integration schedule would allow us to take advantage of strengths from both organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Push to realize cost synergy from integration is taking its toll on workforce.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow Corning full-time

    Pros

    Great place for a career.

    Cons

    Place will be closing next year


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH and SCIENCES TOXICOLOGIST in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH and SCIENCES TOXICOLOGIST in Midland, MI

    I worked at Dow Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Management is only out for themselves. They will throw you under the bus any chance they get. After the company was bought out by Dow Chemical, things became much worse. Everyone is on edge every second of the day. Very depressing place to be.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Negative Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone looks out for each other and is willing to help.

    Cons

    Culture has completely changed since the Dow Chemical buy out. There is no clear management alignment. Job roles are undefined. The computer technology that is being forced on us, is 10-20 years behind where we were. Mass flight of engineers!

    Advice to Management

    Instead the "Do it Our Way" DOW- how about you listen to and collaborate with your new Dow Corning Employees.

  8. "Positive work environment"

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

    I worked at Dow Corning full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and people / culture

    Cons

    Slow to make value adding changes


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay City, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay City, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great people, great teamwork. I enjoyed my 16 years + here. So sad it's destroyed by the Dow takeover

    Cons

    It was taken over by Dow


  10. "Retired"

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    Former Employee - Utility in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Utility in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place.Ideas exchanged,money made.Dow should learn well but will not

    Cons

    Taken over by dow.dow way is eliminate anything that worked

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are an asset treat them that way


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