Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture.
Technical (Current Employee) – Kentucky – September 13, 2017
The company is in constant chaos. The are continually buying and selling companies. It is not a good work environment. It is not a collaborative team effort to get things done. It is competitive which makes them less efficient.
Chem Processor (Former Employee) – Marlborough, MA – September 7, 2017
Great place to work. Everyone got along never many negative things . Management was always there to help when issues came up. Workers were expected to problem solve. Equipment was in great shape and it was an very safe to work. There was overtime and it was shared pretty well among all employees. Company kept employees informed about the business, there were plenty of informal meetings. Training was at the top of priorities. Safety was our most important job. The people were the best part of the job. Everyone was traeted as equals.
Stressful. Have way to many job requirements without the resources to achieve
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – California – September 2, 2017
Worked at a small site and had the same requirements as the largest sites without the same type of resources. 1 person cannot possibly do the job effectively without full support of others that also have a heavy workload themselves to worry about. Management would act receptive but nothing changed.
Plenty of work to keep you busy and work goes by quick
Impossible to meet expectations when running so lean
Can be a difficult place to work due to the never-ending changing environment that we work in. Absolutely no perks at work due to budget cuts. Management leaves every 1-2 yrs. People working on projects have to deal with increasing tighter margins, ever increasing metrics and evaluations. What is good- they will let you grow in what you do, and give you increasing levels of authority if you succeed. Pay and benefits are pretty fair.
QA Lab Analyst (Former Employee) – Marietta, GA – August 28, 2017
A fast paced work environment. I did prefer fast paced over slow paced. Over time was a definite advantage and appreciated. The constant shift changing was not good for work-home life, mental health nor physical health. This company was very religious and tried to force religion upon employees. Discrimination was then then exhibited. Benefit package was very good as well as compensation.
Distribution Operator (Former Employee) – Freeport, TX – August 21, 2017
Site logistics is a very cut throat environment. Very high employee turn over going back at least 10 or more years proves that nothing has changed. Operating Engineers Union has little or no backbone to stand up for its members.
Distribution operators are railroaded into mandatory OT due to lack of leadership and unethical management direction that has no accountability in maintaining or developing a quality work force.
Any current or past employee will acknowledge that site logistics is the most unprofessional and least respected work location at Dow.
Site Logistics Managment has no accountability to retain work force
Engineer (Former Employee) – Findlay, OH – August 21, 2017
Dow truly shows it appreciates it's employees. It is a large company with a tremendous bureaucracy. That being said, they have an amazing array of resources available, it's just trying to find them that is the problem. Leadership at the location is the key to dealing with the entrenched behavior for long term behaviors.
Tough work sometimes but other times stress free work
Distribution Operator (Current Employee) – Freeport, TX – August 9, 2017
A typical day at work is loading or unloading a railcar, drum, tote, iso container, or bag. I've learned almost everything about plants from Dow. The training is top of the line and closely monitored. I know more about valves, pumps, reactors, line ups, and safety all from my training from computer led training and working in the field. There's not a whole lot that is really hard about this job, it's not a very demanding job, just some physical labor and the ability to focus on detail and paying attention. The most enjoyable part of my job are my coworkers.
Good culture, safety oriented, good leadership, good benefits
Very productive, always something new to learn, diverse culture, flexibility
Sr. Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 7, 2017
Overall good company to work for. Diverse, assistance available when needed. Flexibility allowed in various businesses. Nice events during course of year for employees. Regular company meetings keeping employees informed. Information available for self improvement.
Helper/Laborer (Former Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – August 7, 2017
Great people to work with, great job experience to have. Management is great. The culture of working there is great. the hardest part of the job is leaving sometimes cause the work keeps you busy and focused
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Midland, MI – August 6, 2017
The evaluations were somewhat political and based more on hearsay over facts and real life examples. I enjoyed most of my co workers and some of the managers. Many employees felt as if they were walking on egg shells.