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"Engineers rule!"

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Former Employee - Research Specialist in Midland, MI
Former Employee - Research Specialist in Midland, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good company, but not for marketing support employees, who are among the first to get purged in downsizing. Compensation is good, but save your money in case your "job is impacted."

Cons

-You're at a disadvantage if you're not an engineer--engineers can do anything, right?!
-Company as a whole is not into quality of work.
-Company is not good at marketing and spends heavily on outside consultants for new product development
-Constant reorganizing . . .many bosses.
-Lots of time and money spent on developing work processes that people don't follow

Other Employee Reviews for Dow Chemical

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Changing Organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, generous time-off policies, some very good employees, low turn-over, strong safety culture.

    Cons

    The culture of the organization is not positive, management, it was stable until the first round of lay-offs- which shook the foundation and has left many people feeling insecure about the organization and their future, lack of trust in leaders, poor front line leaders, negative/bitter employees, people feel undervalued, very limited career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the "front-line" leaders on the manufacturing floor- many tend to lack appropriate interpersonal skills, nor demonstrate "leadership" behaviors which makes it difficult for employees to perform at a high level. Management should be more transparent with the employees, they mishandled layoffs, which has altered the way employees view the site and its leaders.


  2. "Great Company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research and Development Technologist in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Contractor - Research and Development Technologist in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Chemical as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very welcoming company/community and everyone is very close knit within their department. Most people have worked here for over 30 years and are always willing to help any new people. Good benefits and holiday pay. Huge emphasis on safety. Has numerous work opportunities. Flexible schedule. Overall, an excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    The commute can be boring and flow of traffic can change at different times of the day.
    People usually arrive at work between 5:30am and 7am, which can be early for people who are not morning people.

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