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Dow Houston Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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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. "SP3D Piping Designer Checker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - SP3D Piping Lead, Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - SP3D Piping Lead, Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Covered Parking ,4 different work schedules ,Training on 3D systems ,vacation ,Holidays, travel time when at the field, great insurance

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most companies

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  2. "Drafter IV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drafting Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Drafting Designer in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    More training classes for advancement

    Advice to Management

    No comment at this time

  3. Helpful (3)

    "BSCP"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Supply Chain Planner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Supply Chain Planner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. They have good Health Care, 401K, ESOP, and plenty of vacation. Work environment is usually pleasant. Fellow workers/team members are very helpful.

    Cons

    No training. Very poor leadership. They expect you to work 10 hrs. a day minimum. There are no backups to take the vacation they give you. Very little chance for anything other than a lateral move. They assign you Six Sigma projects on top of the incredible work load. Forced ranking sets up competition with people who are on your team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to actually run the company, and hire competent managers.


  4. "High responsibility & treated well"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Maintenance/Reliability in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Maintenance/Reliability in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The co-ops are treated really well and they really care about you
    -given a lot of responsibility if you get a good supervisor
    -positive plant experience

    Cons

    -poor work life balance with a lot of the young engineers
    -shaky future for co-ops getting hired with the merger


  5. Helpful (1)

    "a great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Researcher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    diversity of smart people, good managers

    Cons

    hard to progress in career development

    Advice to Management

    promote people with real contributions


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall very happy with Dow

    Cons

    Like and large company, change is slow


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't Care about Contracters"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is ok. But not worth it.

    Cons

    They treat contractors like crap. They treat temps like they don't even matter. If you dont have any type of degree they wont even look at you. No matter how much experience you may have

    Advice to Management

    Don't put someone in a position if they dont know what they are doing, just because they have a degree.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Associate Process Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance and great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty on merger and low morale

    Advice to Management

    Have a consistent strategy


  9. "Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Love it there.

    Cons

    Small Plant size so everyone was in everyone business. Didn't like that


  10. "Great company with excellent opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, very knowledgeable co-workers, large networks of knowledgeable individuals with technical experts that assist on tough problems and push technical innovation. Global company which gives the ability to move and go in any direction you choose for your career.

    Cons

    Policies can sometimes take on a one size fits all approach that does not recognize and appreciate the technical problems that are being solved.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should be promoted from within the technical career ladder sto appreciate the problems that are being faced and solved on a daily basis.


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