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Dow Midland Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Midland, MI Area

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Dow Chairman, President & CEO Andrew N. Liveris
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  • Poor work-life balance in operations (in 42 reviews)

  • Some of the work processes need to be revised/edited based on specific chemistries, businesses, etc (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Research and Development Engineer in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Research and Development Engineer in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some challenges recently with M&A activity disrupting ability to get work done efficiently

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term growth and prioritize customer experience


  2. "Resource Planning Co-Op"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Resource Planner in Midland, MI
    Current Intern - Resource Planner in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great atmosphere, looks amazing on a resume, great company to get a foot in the door with, great first step for a possible career.

    Cons

    Have not experienced any to this point.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as of yet.

  3. "Dow is a company focused on improving shareholder value at all costs."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Due to Dow's size, you are exposed to top of the line systems, practices, and processes. Dow has many Fortune 100 customers and suppliers.

    Cons

    Dow's employees are reviewed based on a forced ranking review process. Managers must rank their employees amongst their peers.

    I feel that this strategy is poor for encouraging team work, thus making Dow a "dog eat dog" atmosphere.

    Employees are more focused on staying within scope, rather than assisting team members or other functions to get tasks done. Very common to hear an employee say "not my responsibility" and remove themselves from projects and teams where their experience or knowledge would have added value.


  4. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - R&D Co-Op in Midland, MI
    Current Intern - R&D Co-Op in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility and hours worked are not shift

    Cons

    The meetings are numerous and a little pointless sometimes.


  5. "Global, Diverse, Innovative"

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

    I have been working at Dow as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large global company with an entrepreneurial culture. Excellent benefits and compensation. Many opportunities to network, continue learning, build a career path.

    Cons

    Some uncertainty about the future.


  6. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Midland, MI
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexibility in roles you can pursue early on
    ability to work across functions and across global sites

    Cons

    uncertainty associated with merger mania


  7. "Enterprise Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Operations in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, excellent training available, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Although there are many opportunities to advance, the process is very slow

  8. "Associate finance manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Manager in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Financial Manager in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most

    Cons

    Buracracy
    Accountability
    Development
    Monopolistic

    Advice to Management

    People leadership


  9. "College Co-Op"

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Allows you be able to see how large corporations work

    Cons

    All about cost cutting


  10. "IS director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IS Director in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - IS Director in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good health insurance

    Cons

    The focus is on cost cutting

    Advice to Management

    commit to a noble cause


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