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Dow Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. Featured Review

    "Excellent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture--professional environment, available training, comfortable work space.

    Cons

    Midland area can be a bit quiet but depending on the stage of your life, this may be a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Promote talented employees sooner than later.


  2. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Operations in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Distribution Operations in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was good , I liked it

    Cons

    Hours will really drain you if you not ready

    Advice to Management

    Good job

  3. "Great safety"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good safety, great work schedule

    Cons

    Bonuses And hourly pay could be better.


  4. "Safe Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Victoria, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open to employee development, and safety driven by the business.

    Cons

    - Lots of red tape tape for change and try to generalize many processes
    - lots of people moves
    - Employees seem to be highlighted more for inclusion/employee workgroup activities then production results and work load.


  5. "Challenging but limited in upward growth."

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    Former Employee - Global Systems Specialist in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Global Systems Specialist in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and most of management is really good.

    Cons

    Limited in upward growth or lateral movement. End up working way more than 40 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the leaders I've met at Dow were awesome unlike most companies I've worked for. Keep up the good work in hiring and training good leaders based on qualities and not experience.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Maintenance Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Safety Culture. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic. Lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate Non-Value added processes and jobs


  7. "Dow Chemical Rating"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quiet town, low cost of living

    Cons

    Favoritism, lack of diversity and inclusion, non-competitive salary

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Pay / Poor Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall the company pays well for the area, and has a competitive benefit package.

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance for Supply Chain jobs at HQ. The company advocates a good "work life balance", but the reality is the jobs are so overloaded you're unable to complete the work in a standard 40 hour work week. This leaves you struggling to find a balance between working from home to stay afloat and being with your family.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns on the surveys. Without immediate and long term calls to action, the attrition will continue to rise as


  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technician in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus, flexible time, holiday time

    Cons

    very competitive salaries, low glass ceiling for bachelor's degrees


  10. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment! I recomend!

    Cons

    No. There is no comments from this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep walking!


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