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"Can have a good work life balance - at the expense of compensation"

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Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Plaquemine, LA
Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Plaquemine, LA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

work life balance is great
you track your own vacation
good culture - most people are willing to help young people
take home laptop's and vpn access to email allows for flexible work schedules

Cons

compensation and benefits - could easily go to a competitor in the local area and get 30% raise - with same or better benefits
diversity is a good thing - but Dow takes it to far - with hiring and promotion practices

Advice to Management

Abolish diversity targets - increase compensation - or find something else that appeals to young engineers - otherwise - you will be in a bad place in the next 5 to 10 years

Other Employee Reviews for Dow

  1. "Dow Chemical is a great company to work for"

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    Former Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in Midland, MI
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Analyst in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dow was a very family oriented company and had a small town feel to it, although it is such a large company.

    Cons

    You can tell that the people higher up are treated better then the people on the bottom.


  2. "A great opportunity to get started at a high level"

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    Former Intern - Supply Chain Specialist in Midland, MI
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Specialist in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow as an intern

    Pros

    Even from day one given the opportunity to make a difference within the company.
    Given a multitude of different jobs to work on to ensure multiple learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Some disconnection between management and lower workers. Issues with getting enough work to stay busy or having so much work you can't get it all done.

    Advice to Management

    The talent within the organization is clearly there, however they aren't always put in the best situation to succeed. Once you get into higher levels within the Supply chain it seems some of these issues get better.

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