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Updated November 18, 2017
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  • Poor work-life balance in operations (in 41 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. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    caring physicians and staff there

    Cons

    Big facility so its hard to know everyone

    Advice to Management

    spend more time knowing position


  2. "Small company with family values"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - feels like family
    - achievements are highly visible company wide
    - your voice is heard
    - fast pace environment keeps you busy
    - full machine shop
    - full testing capabilities

    Cons

    - can be more reactive than proactive for engineering
    - not much room for upward mobility

  3. "Lab analyst"

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    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They're awesome at employee development! It is so easy to be loyal to this company after they've done wonders with me. I also like the networking opportunities.

    Cons

    The work life balance and managerial secrecy doesn't sit well with me . I would like to truly be available to do things away from work without being needed so often on my off days.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold grudges. Please!


  4. "Environmental Specialist"

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

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Annual performance bonuses and monthly compensation.

    Cons

    Advancement depends on networking and who you know.


  5. "Senior Process Technician"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Technician in Plaquemine, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Technician in Plaquemine, LA

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

    Pros

    Stability and Pay are a pro.

    Cons

    Depends on the plant you are working in i suppose

    Advice to Management

    Merge with operations. Not divide.


  6. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician Lll in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Technician Lll in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that helped me achieved my dream. They care about their business as well as employer

    Cons

    Management is just too busy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Improvement Specialist in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Improvement Specialist in Midland, MI

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

    Pros

    Great work life balanced culture. The work environment is very professional and managers here really know how to manage their resources.

    Cons

    The area (headquarters @ Midland, MI) is a great area but can be a bit too quiet for younger single people. With that said, Midland is close to many great cities for weekend trips. Also, if you have a significant other and or kids, it is a great town to live in.

    Advice to Management

    None, my experience with Dow management was excellent. Managers at here do their best to put you through training and to get you certifications in order for you to do your job well. They also have a team mentality and do their best to pull you up and get you to your goals.

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Operator in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Operator in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well. Treats employees well. Good benefits. Lots of room for growth. A lot of smart cookies.

    Cons

    Long hours, shift work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. which I really appreciate

    Cons

    There are none very significant to mention


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with potential for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, interesting initiatives, good CEO. Would recommend for anyone interested in the chemical/materials space.

    Cons

    None really. Location is not best for some, but for me worked great.


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