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Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "Poor work-life balance in operations" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Some of the work processes need to be revised/edited based on specific chemistries, businesses, etc" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Improvement Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Imrovement Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Imrovement Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great opportunities to make and impact

    Cons

    None at all. This is a great company

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees for hard work. Get rid of the forced curve


  2. "Senior Electrical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times and several process that can hinder productivity .

  3. "Research Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to use my skills/experience to achieve the goals. No micro-management from supervisors.

    Cons

    advancement at small sites are limited

    Advice to Management

    Don't too focused on short term profit.


  4. "I was a full time employee."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work. Benefits are pretty good. Amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    Company is involved with too many mergers and acquisitions.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities, great rewards and appreciation.

    Cons

    Need to be open for different roles and locations


  6. "R&D Lab Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Holidays off, good pay, relaxed work environment, true professionals work here, flexible work hours

    Cons

    It takes awhile to move from job levels

    Advice to Management

    recognize your workers more for their hard work


  7. "IT culture is toxic"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential for fun, innovative work if leadership changes are made.

    Cons

    Toxic culture of negativity due to leadership’s resistance to change and not listening or acting to employee input.
    Many of the high potential newer employees are actively leaving or searching elsewhere for work due to toxic culture so team morale is often very low.
    Low pay and average benefits relative to modern IT industry.
    Leadership doesn’t enable teams to focus on any single or few projects resulting in few projects ever fully getting done well except large M&A projects.

  8. "An old company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Decent job security
    Ability to be flexible with work hours

    Cons

    Old and entrenched company
    Generally inflexible and non-agile in processes
    M&A confusion never ends


  9. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Safety and education are top priority

    Cons

    They can be high on producing product at the expense of employees


  10. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Career opportunities, lots of openings in the company and they like hiring internally

    Cons

    Trying to change and become more dynamic but having issues in people understanding strategy


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