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Updated May 21, 2018
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  • 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. "My experience at Dow has been extremely positive."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My best reasons for working at Dow is the positive atmosphere, the ability to progress within the company and the support employees receive from management to ensure their success. And the benefits are awesome!

    Cons

    It took a little longer than I expected to receive an opportunity to transition from contractor to employee. But it was worth the wait.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your subordinates and don’t overlook contract workers for growth within your department.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Ton of opportunity, benifits, flexible.

    Cons

    Parking isn't great, the desks are small.


  4. "Adm Assistant III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    team work, respect, fun enviroment,

    Cons

    far from home, some benefits,


  5. "Procurement Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, work life balance

    Cons

    Outdated IT/systems, lack of transparency, job insecurity


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Plaquemine, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Lab Technician in Plaquemine, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    great benefits
    diversity and inclusion- major improvement

    Cons

    Don't always agree with culture of employee advancement; some employees are denied the option to apply for advanced career moves simply b/c their supervisors block their efforts


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth and development opportunities
    Lots of responsibility and accountability early on
    Very flexible schedule
    Strong supportive culture

    Cons

    Efficiency can get bogged down by bureaucracy though there been pushes to simplify many processes.

  8. "Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, always room to grow

    Cons

    Slow pay increases with title increases


  9. "Maintenance technician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Edina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was a good company to work for at one time no longer, the benefits are still good

    Cons

    Management has zero respect for thier employees and I would even say contempt , six years ago this was the opposite

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the poor leaders and go back to having respect for your employees


  10. "Very poor IT careers"

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    Current Employee - Information Systems in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Roles can provide great breadth or depth
    Many upcoming unique and interesting opportunities
    Friendly coworkers and teams can become like family

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and benefits
    Extremely political and idea selection is based on job level, not being the best idea or through collaboration
    Understaffed/under-skilled with true Dow badge for projects
    No genuine ownership mindset on projects
    People are put into roles by favoritism, not merit

    Advice to Management

    Take a genuine look at your IT employees under 10 years in, many of the “promising talent”s are actively looking and interviewing elsewhere due to the current culture and environment. The organization needs to truly be rebuilt, not just a reorg with the same mindsets in charge of different things.


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