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Dow Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.8
78%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling
Jim Fitterling
130 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great exposure to the leadership team; a lot of data-oriented projects; great work life balance;(in 158 reviews)

  • "Awesome benefits with a very positive work environment(in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • "Midland is not a town for singles/30 somethings(in 65 reviews)

  • "Very poor work life balance for Supply Chain jobs at HQ(in 57 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Production Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture, Safety First Minded, Friendly environment, Great training programme

    Cons

    Difficult to progress to next level

    Dow2019-04-03
  2. "N/A"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dow is a great place to work. Extremely inclusive and equal place of employment.

    Cons

    None at this time for Dow.

    Advice to Management

    Take tips from Amazon's management.

    Dow2019-12-05
  3. "Good working environment with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator in Istanbul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation packages Ethics and compliance oriented Invests in employees

    Cons

    Promoting takes too much time or never happens Department managers or team leaders are already there since long years, and new ones are being hired externally

    Dow2019-12-06
  4. "Good work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Improvement Engineer in Plaquemine, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership promotes a healthy work environment (safety, inclusion, ergonomics, etc) and I have seen many people leave higher paying jobs in the area to work here.

    Cons

    Salary is somewhat low for engineers coming out of college, and HR says Dow provides competitiveness in the total compensation in the form of good extra benefits (insurance plans, 401k match, relocation, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    none

    Dow2019-12-03
  5. "Used to be better"

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    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Managers are all mostly good. Work life balance is good with flexible working options. Pay is the best you're going to find in the area with room for growth. Great experience especially for someone right out of college. Lots of people of all ages to meet. Lots of different accounting/finance groups to rotate through and get experience. Loved the people and miss many of them.

    Cons

    Company isn't the same as it was years ago and turnover shows that. 5 years ago the business strategy was to "Diversify and Specialize", but then management sends us through a disaster merger+spin that cost more than anticipated and turned Dow into a straight up commodities business, exactly what they were working to move away from before. Now in 2019 cost cuts are everywhere and many benefits taken away like... ESOP, employees spun off to DuPont, and a deterioration in culture. I made many friends and wanted to stay at Dow long term, but the writing was on the wall after the merger. New CEO is great but can't fix problems made by the previous one.

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    Advice to Management

    Remember the culture that allowed Dow to thrive for so long and don't rely on commodities.

    Dow2019-12-02
  6. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Less work pressure at work

    Dow2019-11-28
  7. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in the finance department

    Cons

    Can be very non responsive to change at times

    Dow2019-11-26
  8. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, & decent work life balance

    Cons

    Can be demanding at times

    Dow2019-11-17
  9. "A nice place to star a career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perks and benefits; Flexibility; Opportunities to learn

    Cons

    It's not so easy to get a promotion and internal jobs opportunities are not the same for everyone.

    Dow2019-11-16
  10. "SDA salary at Dow Chemical"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst 

    I worked at Dow full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people and training opportunities

    Cons

    Still has a bit of old style corporate feel

    Dow2019-11-15
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