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"It is what you make of it"

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Former Employee - Finance in Midland, MI
Former Employee - Finance in Midland, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Dow full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Opportunities for growth if you apply yourself.
Professional work environment.
Good leaders depending on which department your working in.

Cons

Too many politics within the management.
Many senior level leaders lack experience and do not take ownership of issues in their department.
Too many tasks involved in one role.
Constant layoffs make a future unpredictable.
The company relies on incompetent contractors to complete tasks.
Terrible communication between management and employees.
The company is not as stable as it previously was.

Advice to Management

Management and senior leaders need to be held accountable for lack of productivity in their departments. Get rid of the contractors and replace them with competent Dow employees. This process of using contractors is only costing the company money in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for Dow

  1. "Great Place to Work, Boring Place to live"

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

    I worked at Dow as an intern

    Pros

    Pay is great
    Very good benefits
    good leadership
    Area for growth

    Cons

    Not enough responsibilty given to interns
    Midland is not fun
    Very boring hard place for a young professional to live

    Advice to Management

    Give young employees more direction and more responsbility


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Leader in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Leader in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you apply yourself. The pay and benefits are good. Safety is a high priority. The culture in most plants is comfortable.

    Cons

    Most of the large locations in the US and their headquarters location, are not places you would prefer to live (Midland, MI; Freeport, TX, etc.). There are too many "Global Leader" level people, and most have no business being there. Majority of employees have no confidence in the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Dow is not going to change significantly until they have a new CEO. There needs to be more thinning out of all the "Global Leader" positions, and it needs to be done in an apolitical way.

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