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"Excellent company to work for"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Freeport, TX
Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Freeport, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

-Competitive salary
-Great corperate strategy
-Work with some of the best and brightest in the industry
-Very open and communicative corperate culture. Great communication at all levels.
-Safety. Dow has one of the best safety programs in the industry with process safety pemployees involved in a wide range of international consortiums etc.

Cons

-Performance review methodology causes significant angst amongst employees. Forces people into a ranked system with capped quantities of employees allowed in each rank. Quite subjective and depending on how good of a leader you have, could result in questionable rankings.

Advice to Management

Revamp the performance review methodology. It is universally disliked and not well understood by the significant majority of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Chemical

  1. "I am thankful that Dow hired me 7yrs ago so that I can support my family."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Operator in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Packaging Operator in Midland, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    close to home, the pay, benefits, those that I work with we are like family. For that I am blessed.

    Cons

    it's a Chemical Plant, the fighting among different groups, the disrespect and bulling that goes on.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to actually meet Andrew Liveris. Management needs to do more for the "little guy". Instead of hiding out in the Corporate Office they need to actually meet the blue collar worker.


  2. "Technologist delivering high quality of work with safety, consistency, dedication, and mindset of continueous improvemen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technologist, M&E in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Technologist, M&E in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, business stability, environmental friendliness, in-house skill development, experienced and trust based management, competative salary structures, good benefits.

    Cons

    Strong engineering based higher education preferences may sometimes filter capable and exceptional candidates from growth opportunities and valuable contributions in-house.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out more exceptional and company dedicated employees within and promote a "reaching hand" philosophy to support them with less restricted tuition reimbursement and one-on-one coaching time with seasoned Dow managers and professionals to breed and foster the next generation of leaders and contributors. Some branches of Dow (including the microelectronics materials devision) require extensive long-term training and often carry a portion of tribal knowledge that is not easily substituted even with premium higher education studies. Allegro Microsystems Inc is a prime example of successfully investing in employees by means of in-house university training, mentoring, and promoting growth within (for the deserving candidates) resulting in an average employee tenure of over 5.5 years! Prior to outsourcing its Fab operations to China, Evergreen Solar's average employee tenure was only about 1.5 years. Investing up to 12 months of training (per employee) in learning a rather complex, yet very promising new String Ribbon Technology, but inability to create a Team oriented and mission based environment proved to be very costly for the company. Dow is much more mature in this aspect, and my only advice at the moment to our leadership is not to take any floor level employee feedback for granted, as change most often starts from "top down", yet its success is so reliant on how it is embraced, implemented, and respected from the "bottom up".

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