fun, safe, family orineted company that allowed growth
Press Operator (Former Employee), aurora co – April 14, 2014
Pros: managment, work enviroment
Cons: they sold the company
Dow was the perfect company to work for it allowed for growth, family time, and the ability to learn and ask questions. the management was very receptive to suggestions and understood the value of family.
Process Technician (Current Employee), TX – March 11, 2014
Work environment is steady busy on an average day. Advantages are definitely being able and capable to plan tasks and allowed to make decisions without immediate supervision. The work/home balance is uneven almost to an unsafe environment having to work so many days/nights in a row with an un safe turn around. Work well with fellow co-workers and capable – more... to help anytime needed in a safe manner. Learned chemical processes and troubleshooting very well. Management needs improvement with organization as well as communication. I enjoy fixing and troubleshooting somewhat stressful situations. The hardest part would most definitely be the working days in a row without enough rest or breaks in between. Overall I enjoy working there and like my plant process; the downside to my current plant would be, as mentioned above, the work/life balance and management organization. – less
A typical day at Dow begins anytime from 6am to 6pm. The hours are flexible so you can have work and life balance. There is limited micromanagement. Overall, the environment presents opportunities for professional development and growth.
Great place to work for professionals with young families!
Customer Service (Current Employee), Midland, MI – March 6, 2014
Dow is a great place to develop your expertise in multiple areas within a big corporation. Opportunities to expand your breadth of knowledge on the ins and outs of how large maufacturing companies operate. The headquarters is based in Midland, Michigan, which is a great small town experience with a lot of the culture you would find in a big city. If – more... you are looking for a great place to grow a career and raise a family, Dow is a definite top employer! – less
Global Project Leader (Current Employee), Midland, MI – March 6, 2014
Dow has given me the opportunity to expand my experience and education globally. They offer a good compensation package and flexible working hours. The diversity and cultural interaction is wonderful. Ask more more as I happy to discuss in person.
LAO Liquid Logistics Caustic Coordinator (Former Employee), Plaquemine, LA – March 5, 2014
Pros: location, pay, management, fexible hours
This was a great company to work with. I was a contractor through Kelly Engineering and was treated very well at the Plaquemine, LA location for Dow Chemical. The flexible hours are a huge plus! The pay was good and I felt very safe inside the plant. The benefits were not that great through Kelly but they never are for contractors. I hope to one day – more... be a permanent employee at this site. – less
Instrument and Electrical Technician (Current Employee), Freeport, TX – February 5, 2014
Pros: stable job
Cons: no advancement and low pay
I would look for another company before applying at Dow. The pay is low compared to other companies and upper management does not care about the people that keep the company running and operating safely.
Sales Manager - North America (Current Employee), Marietta, GA – February 4, 2014
Pros: autonomy, teamwork, and leadership opportunity
Cons: frequent reorganization
This career has helped me grow professionally and explore new markets and customer segments that have improved my overall knowledge and experience. Working closely with the government agencies and supporting contractor network has given me unique experience in a challenging market.
I have also made some close friends that I believe are lifelong. We – more... have grown close through hard work and self-sacrifice. We also know how to enjoy our time at work and away from work.
The most enjoyable part of the job is helping others achieve their goals and objectives. While traveling domestically and internationally for business is demanding, it is also enjoyable and fun to experience new cultures and climates. – less
Team Lead (Current Employee), Mumbai, MH – February 3, 2014
Working around 9 hours a day , working on development and Having meeting and discussion during the evening time when USA starts the day
I Have worked on 3 projects with END to END development and have learnt to maintain records of your daily work .
When you work in a Project which is sharing its work with some other company in order to provide solution – more... to client , it becomes difficult to coordinate if the Team spirit is missing from third party .
Working on tough deliverables and Providing best solution on it – less
Pros: great community & latitude to perform my work
Cons: local management would not release me to corporate
I managed the telecommunications for a 1,500 person office complex, and had the opportunity to work with a variety of groups, as this was the first time may of the groups had been housed together. I provided daily supervision to a corporate message center at a time when communications was evolving from more people to more technology. As a young engineer – more... I was able to both lead that change for the Houston Dow Center, and participate in the corporate telecommunications leadership group, which culminated into a national multi-node satellite network. When the economy slumped in 1980, I was charged with salvaging a group of designers and draftsman though forming an internal security team and releasing the contract security guards. There was never a moment where there were not similar opportunities. – less