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Dow Freeport Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Freeport, TX

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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 64 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance with a lot of the young engineers (in 37 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. "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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Poor HR management at the Freeport location


  2. "I'll say it's being a roller coaster."

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    Current Employee - Senior Piping Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is great, affords me time to spend with family and friends, enough help from experienced guys in the company. I see myself working for this company for the nect 20 years.

    Cons

    People are 2 faced, caucus are formed in the company, You just hope you fall into the good ones. Instead of hiring new employees they will rather add extra job functions on what you're doing already

    Advice to Management

    They need to keep a good eye on mid level leadership

  3. "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 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.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can follow your own career path, as there are many different roles.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working there.


  5. "Distribution operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, work balance Overall a good company to start your career at.

    Cons

    Lay-off's , safety crew, micro management. And hard to advance in company.


  6. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great benefits, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to move up due to company size

    Advice to Management

    Na


  7. "Intern/Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Intern/Co-op in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Intern/Co-op in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly environment and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Wish I'd had more to do.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe give students a little more responsibility.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Chipping away little by little"

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    Former Employee - Office Professional in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Office Professional in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance is encouraged

    Cons

    Employees always on edge. CEO builds employees up to tear performance down. Great motivational speaker..


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Glad I left of my own free will"

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    Former Employee - Leader in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Leader in Freeport, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was once a world leader in invention and manufacturing. It was a great science and engineering company. Now merging with DuPont since neither could invent anything, the MBA's won.
    Awesome training and work experiences that are helping me excel at my new, much higher paying employer.

    Cons

    Perpetually short on cash. You know how poor people say they didn't know they were poor? Dow's like that...
    Has been in a panic since the recession.
    Tried too hard to diversify and failed miserably. Should have stuck to what it was great at
    Has been the shrinking chemical company for more than a decade through asset sales and demoralizing layoffs

    Advice to Management

    I was a 20 yr employee, leader class. I should have been able to spend my career with you. People like me are your future. Good for me that I left.
    Invent a time machine, go back to late 90's and buy Conoco instead of Union Carbide, that's when it started to go downhill. Thanks Stavropolous...


  10. "Maintenance Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Freeport, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Freeport, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company. Grate opportunities for interns.

    Cons

    Locations are out of the city.


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