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"Classic huge company"

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Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good balance of work and life in general
Opportunities to learn different skills
A lot of resources at your disposal, if you know how to access them.
Everyone has heard of your company, which saves some explaining to relatives
People are generally tolerant of timelines slipping

Cons

Slowing moving, stuck in a commodity chemical mindset.
Rigidly compliant to set processes.
Inpersonal, you have a problem? email a nameless email address and hope for a reply.
Dependence on contractors makes routine functions unpredictable, it can take months to get bills paid.
Constant layoffs and downsizing has made the morale of the work force dismal.
Innovation is a buzz word rather than a core value.
The company is more about managers playing politics, kick down kiss up will get you far.

Advice to Management

Stop behaving is such a clearly hypocritical manor, like writing a book about jobs in America then shipping them to Korea, or claiming Dow doesn't fire scientists while you are in the midst of firing scientists.

Other Employee Reviews for Dow

  1. "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Delaware City, DE
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Delaware City, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well organized
    Pension plan
    Good Sr. leadership

    Cons

    Burocratic (big company , too many rules/regulations)

    Advice to Management

    The Sr.management is sincere and cares about the employees but despite all that it still feels like you are a number... We are all working extremely hard now these days to be laid off some time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed my time at Dow Chemical, great place to learn how to operate in a big company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have any common sense you are ahead of the curve at Dow. Most leaders never worked any where else. Lots of training using industry best practices.

    Cons

    Slow to do anything, managers cant make decisions, paralysis by analysis is a big weakness. In many cases strategy changes at point of implementation.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people, force the business units to stick to strategy beyond single year. Teach the difference between a tactic and a strategy.

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