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"Good company to work for"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - A-5 in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - A-5 in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexibility to do my job; resources available which enables ability to get work done; products are top of the line; 95% of the people are great to work with; fitness center; credit union; cafeteria; health center

Cons

We are a global company and such we must deal with the different time zones which means at times you are working at night (but if that is as bad as it gets...I really have no complaints).

Advice to Management

Keep listening or listen to the GEOAS

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Chemical

  1. Helpful (4)

    "An honest opinion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Midland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average pay for corporate employer. Decent benefits. Reasonably flexible time off as needed for vacation and time off for family reasons.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, completely incompetent upper management, discriminatory pay and promotion practices (blatant reverse discrimination). Poor recognition outside the standard pay program. Arrogant management whose value on the open market would be half of what it is in other big cities. A huge premium given to years of Dow service years vs. diversity of thinking and other experiences. Advanced degrees required for some positions but way under represented in upper management. Criteria for promotions and certain positions are secretive and not open. HR compensation package now heavily weighted to giving all bonuses and long term compensation to just top 5% vs. top 20% as before. Very strong performers have been left out and are therefore treated no different than average to poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and allow people that actually went to business school run a Fortune 50 company. Working 25 years at Dow by itself doesn't make you competent enough to run a billion dollar company. This is obvious from all the miscues over the past 10+ years. Bad strategy, bad execution, bad cash management, bad cyclicality management, bad M&A decisions, bad investor relations.....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that needs some new direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture! It's a large company that feels like a small company!

    Dow offers some great benefits, such as great healthcare, workout facilities at most locations, performance awards at the beginning of each year, job flexibility (being able to easily move to different areas of the company), employee education reimbursement, and much more.

    Dow also provides great on-site training to its employees! Though Employee Development Center, Dow employees can take classes on things related to their career and learn how to become successful leaders in their areas. Dow is a great place to start your career at to gain some real world experience.

    Cons

    The company expects a lot of hours out of you for a salary job. No overtime is offered so you may be working 60-80 hour weeks to get the job done sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Let's bring in some new ideas and opinions to help bring things back on track!

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