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Dow Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance is a choice more so than soemthing required" (in 47 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. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Great team to work with
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Can be very stressful at times


  2. "Pretty good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay for some

    Cons

    Job advancement, some roles not recognized as much as should be

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Technologist
    Former Employee - Technologist

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

    Pros

    Great training, safety, growth (to an extent - see cons).

    Cons

    Expect corporate politics and be wary of those leaders with high turnover of people under them


  4. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Very family style, with great culture and work-life balance

    Cons

    Salary, benefits, location, and bonuses


  5. "very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    good salary. and good environment

    Cons

    too large company, hard to know your senior


  6. "Ok experience"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - IT Support in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Great team, easy to work with.

    Cons

    Very much a good 'ole boy network. All of the downsizing over the years has limited the quality of the workforce. I assume the brightest don't want to apply.


  7. "Account Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Growth Opportunities
    Benefits
    Work from home

    Cons

    Diversity in the field and in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve diversity in upper management.

  8. "Great place for military to get started"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place for someone from the military to get started in the industry. They will train you to do it the DOW way. Good Benefits

    Cons

    10 days vacation to start but it slowly progresses up


  9. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Smart, hard working, and dedicated people

    Cons

    Heavy workload which is not balanced well amongst staff.


  10. "Decent Company, hit and miss on career development"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Plant Manager in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Plant Manager in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of attention is spent on <8 year employees. Lots of opportunities if you want it and are willing to move.

    Cons

    It's a very big, corporate company. There's a lot of corporate fluff. Most engineers leave after 5-10 years and there always seems to be a revolving door of fresh college grads. Manufacturing leadership has a lot less control then they wish they had on budget or how to run their units. Since the Olin split I haven't seen leaders really developing the younger engineers and the site 'favorites' don't seem to be holding their people accountable. Mentoring young engineers and techs are one of the most important things in manufacturing. They are your people in the field who are going to run your plants reliably and keep people safe.