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Updated December 10, 2017
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  • Poor work-life balance in operations (in 42 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. "Money is the bottom line"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow as a contractor

    Pros

    Large company, paid holidays, treated well depending on who you work under.

    Cons

    You are not important if you don't contribute to their bottom dollar.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Human Resources Coordinator in Brighton, MI
    Former Intern - Human Resources Coordinator in Brighton, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was overall pretty well

    Cons

    You feel like a number and not a person. It depends on the team you are in as well.

  3. "Dow"

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

    Pros

    great salary, lots of work

    Cons

    not many option for growth


  4. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Freeport, TX
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company with several and diverse opportunities. Freeport, TX is the largest site and managers or supervisors can be the best or the worst. Make sure to find out what the best place is for you and the type of work you get. Lots of mentorship!

    Cons

    1st term coops get paperwork and integrity standards = excel. Depending on your supervisor, you can ask for another project.


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Midland, MI
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexibility in roles you can pursue early on
    ability to work across functions and across global sites

    Cons

    uncertainty associated with merger mania


  6. "Enterprise Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Operations in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, excellent training available, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Although there are many opportunities to advance, the process is very slow


  7. "College Co-Op"

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

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

    Pros

    Allows you be able to see how large corporations work

    Cons

    All about cost cutting

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with many smart people.

    Cons

    Hierarchy of management makes it difficult to make change. Local talent is paid half of new hires and not given same opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving services to third party vendors thinking things will magically get better.


  9. "Na"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent vacation time offered

    Cons

    Poor management that are not considered about development of there employees


  10. "Review for Dow"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Dow as an intern

    Pros

    Large company, therefore many opportunities

    Cons

    Industry is not something that requires much thinking on a day to day basis


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