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Updated February 19, 2018
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Dow Chairman, President & CEO Andrew N. Liveris
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Pros
  • Good recognition culture and focus on work life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Professional folks and good benefits (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance in operations (in 44 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. 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. "Co-op program Chemical Engineering Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility of location per term

    Cons

    If you move round each term it's hard to see the projects to completion

  3. "Research engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great company overall. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Currently unstable with the Dow Dupont merger, hopefully dust will start to settle later this year.


  4. "Dow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. Smart colleagues. Very good working environment.

    Cons

    Slow pace industry. Business is not willing to take risk in innovation


  5. "Good Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Coordinator in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Coordinator in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities, flexible schedules, fair pay

    Cons

    It's a very large company, subject to mergers, spin-offs, etc. More attention needs to be paid to the tech family of jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your tech family. Engineers are wonderful, but you have a lot of knowledge and capability in the tech family that is just waiting to be tapped.


  6. "Intellectual Capital Manager"

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    Current Employee - Intellectual Capital Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Intellectual Capital Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented People, Challenging interesting projects, networking, mentoring to nurture talent

    Cons

    some middle management is terrible. Not enough diversity

    Advice to Management

    collect information from people leaving/ moving from one business unit to another. Be more proactive removing bad people managers


  7. "Planning"

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

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Corporate jet
    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Excellent flex time
    Excellent work balance

    Cons

    Always changing
    Management
    Culture
    Performance Reviews
    Cost Cutting
    Limited advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing

  8. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on exciting projects. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much office politics. They are also downsizing. Have to know people to move up.


  9. "Director Talent Development"

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

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

    Pros

    Transformational, industry leading, global company

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time


  10. "Great Company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impregnate Operator in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Impregnate Operator in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and a safe place to work

    Cons

    Nothing, it was a great place to work.


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