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Extremely Challenging But great experience
Electronic Engineer, Management of Devices (Former Employee), Plaquemine, LAJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: great pay, close to home
Cons: only 18 month contracts. layoffs are always possible.
I would come into my office at dow and do all my inventory management and documentation for the billing of repairs and parts. Then i would begin taking calls for issues with machines being inoperable or damaged or in need of maintenance. I would travel to the block with the problem and assess the issue and if i have the parts on hand i would do the repair then i would document everything , what the damage was, parts used in the repair and repair time. Then i would take another call and so on until the end of the day then do logging of documentation onto dow database for financial records.
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great place to work if you have the right supervisor
Sr. PIPING ENGINEERING LEAD (Former Employee), houston texasJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: flexible work schedule
Cons: supervisor are basically hr extention
I loved working for Dow, however, because of its size, the company can become rather political in nature.
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Finance Technologist (Current Employee), Midland, MIJanuary 24, 2015
Pros: decent pay and good benefits
Cons: no advancement and endless meetings
Overall, the TDCC is a good company to work for, but do not plan on advancing in position. The workload continues to increase and extra personnel is never added to alleviate the stressful workload. Good people to work with and understanding managers. But numbers are still very important to the final decision making.
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good starting point
Distribution Operator (Former Employee), Freeport, TXJanuary 24, 2015
Pros: benefits, salary, retirement, safety
Cons: childish game playing, backstabbing, poor relationship between management and employees
It's ok to start and get an intro into the industry but there's alot of backstabbing, game playing, and manipulation from management amongst the union employees. Pay is decent. If you keep to yourself and do your job you should do fine
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I smell BS
Operator (Current Employee), PittsburgJanuary 22, 2015
Cons: unprofessional, dead end career path, dirty facility, always bugs around, bathrooms stink, admin staff is messy ladies and bad food
I've heard horror stories about this place like cut throat, messy, un-professional, back stabbing, unethical behavior and over all stagnant career path unless you like cafeteria food. This place is a mess, get in get paid and get out. Don't discuss your business with the admin staff and half the employee's are sleeping with each other. Loserville
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Good pay but poor management structure
Operatoring Technician (Current Employee), Pittsburg, CAJanuary 22, 2015
Pros: pay
Cons: hours
Pay is very good and benefits are average. Formal training is somewhat self guided. 12 hours shifts 48-72 hours per week. Leadership has little to no formal management or HR training. Company has a tendency to say one thing but expect another. Resulting in a tense work environment where operators are blamed for things out of their control
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Dow is an ok company
EPC Expediter (Current Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 21, 2015
Company is good. Very diverse. The work load is ok depending on which department you work for.
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Good company with strong focus on safety
R&D Technologist (Current Employee), Collegeville, PAJanuary 15, 2015
Dow is a good compaany to work for and gives each employee the ability to grow in their career.
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Good Company to Work for
• Analyzer Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee), Freeport, TXJanuary 15, 2015
Lots of hoops to jump through, but decent pay and good housing setup for students, even though you have to pay them rent.

Screwed up my W-2 and got audited by IRS.
Always technical difficulties during onboarding
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Negative
Run Plant Technician (Current Employee), Freeport, TXJanuary 15, 2015
Not my type of company, they tell you to be careful but rush you.
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Large Company
Blank (Former Employee), Marlborough, MAJanuary 12, 2015
Large company with a strong focus on the environment, health and safety. Positive job site culture and community ties to the town and surrounding areas. Working for the semiconductor industry. Opportunities for growth and development available to employees.
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A great place to work with chances to advance.
Process Operator (Former Employee), Freeport, TXJanuary 6, 2015
Pros: good benefits, pay, and atmosphere
Cons: pay is average for chemical industry, rotating shifts, hourly workers environment varies with location in company
You can learn and advance in this company. It has average pay and lower than average to start but chances for advancement are there afterwards. It is a safety oriented company. They are serious about safety. Best company I ever worked for.
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My Day
Head Operator Spare (Current Employee), midland, michiganJanuary 5, 2015
Pros: schedule and people i work with
Cons: advancement opportunity
-start and shutdown reactors
-monitor process to make sure plant is running right
-package product when it is ready
-prep and tag equipment for maintenance using lock-out/tag-out procedures
-work with other plants to receive raw materials
-create and update SOP's
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Good Company
Emergency Services and Security (Former Employee), Midland, MIJanuary 3, 2015
If you can actually become a Dow employee the job and benefits are great. Many of the positions are being outsourced to save money and if you work for one of those companies you are usually underpaid.
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Good company.
Process Engineer (Current Employee), Freeport, TXDecember 22, 2014
Excellent work environment, commitment to safety, opportunities to relocate globally and most of all to learn from the most talented people in the filed
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Great company
Supply Chain Analyst Intern (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PADecember 12, 2014
The company was great and the individuals that I worked with really cared about each other and took pride in their work. Solid work-life balance.
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Fast Pace-Ever Changing Organization
Contract Administrator (Current Employee), Seadrift, TXDecember 9, 2014
Abiding by customer requests
Managing costs while adhering to contract guidelines
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Great place to work with encouraged advancement
Distribution Operator (Current Employee), Freeport, TXDecember 6, 2014
Package the product, ship the product.
Set the next shift up for success by giving adequate shift relief and replenishing all materials for the job.
Management focuses on your career development with various training modules and the opportunity for advancement through the college programs.
Coworkers are about getting the work done and making sure everyone is accountable
The hardest part is when machines break down with a deadline at hand
The most enjoyable part is the people
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Great company
EH&S Operations Manager - St. Charles Operations (Current Employee), Taft, LANovember 29, 2014
Great company to work for. Very principled company which places a premium on the safety of its personnel and operations.
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Great llearning experience
Emergency Services and Security Technician (Former Employee), Hahnville, LANovember 25, 2014
Most of the emergency services equipment that is needed. Day staff tends to hide information from shift members.

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