The Dow Chemical Company

The Dow Chemical Company Employee Reviews in United States

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Great Company to be part of
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 17, 2016
I enjoyed working for Dow Chemical at the HDC Location. I met and worked with several great people which was a great benefit while working on a large scale project.
Pros
Great Office Environment
Cons
Lack of company events
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Not too bad
I/E technician (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXMay 4, 2016
Simply put, its a great company if you have no family, or a family with grown kids. over all not too bad. good luck with the application/interview process.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
If youre good at your job you do everyone elses
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Great Place on Paper but Under-Resourced Creates Low Morale
Senior Environmental Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hahnville, LAMay 1, 2016
A typical day at work is fire-fighting more than usual because in addition to successfully delivering at a high level despite lack of resources, management in the environmental group often doesn't have experience in this field. The result is leadership that's out of touch with their staff's roles and responsibilities.
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company with many positions and a lot to learn
EBusiness Implementation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Midland, MIApril 26, 2016
I started at Dow as an entry level developer. I felt there were so many different aspects and different layer of functionality, I moved from a pure technical role to technical and business mixture type then moved to a more business focused role in the most recent years at Dow.

co-workers are very nice and the company culture is great. Depends on the years and the structure, management can be somewhat difficult.

The hardest part is that it's hard to understand what the other teams are really doing since there were too many, the most enjoyable part then is that the opportunities are always there.
Pros
nice company culture
Cons
sometimes people lead doesn't necessarily understand ones work
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well managed
Sadara Development Project (Texas) (Former Employee) –  texasApril 26, 2016
I spent over 3 months working on behalf of ABB for DOW in houston Texas as a documentation specialist.

It proved to be a welcoming and beneficial experience, well managed and well communicated environment.
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Productive and good work condition most of the time
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXApril 20, 2016
Operate the plant you were in, catch samples and make adjustments as necessary to make the product wright. You learned something new about the product and instruments every day. Your co-workers for the most part would try to make the best product also and leave you in good shape. The hardest part of the job was working shift work. The most enjoyable part was it paid enough to make a living and raise a family.
Pros
Work every day, no rain out days.
Cons
Shift work
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A great place to learn new things.
Kelly Services Contractor (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCApril 16, 2016
Dow Chemical gives employees new to the field of manufacturing and chemical industry a very new perspective and a substantial opportunity to learn a lot of important, life-changing lessons. It is like going to school for forty hours a week, getting paid very well to become certified and open to those who wish to pursue higher planes of success. It is an open arena for the blue collar worker with a mind for learning and applying knowledge to non-everyday situations.
Pros
Paid lunch, easy to get raises, room to grow.
Cons
Rotating shifts
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Office Professional (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 15, 2016
I am a contractor for Dow. There are no benefits. They are mainly only hiring contractor because they do not want to pay benefits, vacation, 401K etc.
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Small, dynamic company
Sr. Technician, M&E (Current Employee) –  Marlborough, MAApril 14, 2016
Nice, understanding management. Co-workers are great. Lab I work in is very clean as we test low concentrations of Metal contamination.
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Procurement Business Process Specialist
Source to Pay Business Process Specialist (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 13, 2016
Fast paced, multi-national business projects and implementations with multiple projects taking place simultaneously,
Acquired in depth SAP MM work process training along with overall Purchasing and requistioning design and workflow.
Pros
Room for growth
Cons
communuication challenges
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Its a great company
Controller (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 28, 2016
Great company, but depends which area you are working at....that will determine the workplace culture. But you do learn a lot.
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The Dow Chemical Company
Work Process Leader/Training Leader (Former Employee) –  Norco, LAMarch 26, 2016
Worked closely with Site Leadership Team to develop and set individual and plant Health, Safety, and Environmental as well as production goals and metrics.

Coached and mentored all operators on fundamentals of unit operations including data acquisition through electronic means (bar code scanners and software); developed advanced operator training materials and manuals; administered certification and re-certification testing of operations personnel

Good Company to work for. Had lots of opportunity to advance and grow in multiple roles and positions.

Really enjoyed working with teams and individuals
Pros
Work environment, people skills and learning
Cons
None
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Perfect for young selfstarters
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Kankakee, ILMarch 24, 2016
Very clean and very modern factory. The work is not physically strenuous but it does take a lot of mental agility. An employee has to be able think and react quickly and learn to operate many computerized systems. That is what I miss the most is the challenge of the job there. Typically you are the only one you would see for most of the day though and that was fine it was relaxing.
Pros
Phisicaly easy work, Great benifits, Mentaly challenging
Cons
Work alone most of the time, Long hours, Always on call
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Great job- Great people
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  TexasMarch 23, 2016
I was Purchasing Agent, Always busy- Loved the work- Your day would fly by. Everyone was great. I had such a variety of duties- Arkema bought out Dow and I was contract so I along with all contract employees lost their job.
Pros
Always busy- loved it !!
Cons
Contract and all contract employees lost job when Arkema purchased Dow.
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great career opportunity
Operator (Former Employee) –  Clear Lake, TXMarch 10, 2016
Great company to work for. Always one of the industries leaders in ideas and technology. Empowered employees , and safety is priority. Daily routine was to inspect and maintain running conditions in the process of making acrylic acid. The specific site I was at , during the time I was there was a much older facility. At that time management insisted on running our oldest reactors which caused us daily issues. Once that changed and new reactors and equipment was installed , the running conditions become much more manageable and simplified things a bit. The toughest part of that job was the physical aspect of it, turning valves, climbing towers, etc. I enjoy leaving at the end of the day knowing I put in a hard days work, although some of those hard days were due to the old equipment being used and that is no longer the case. Most of the individuals working out there are very knowledgeable about the process and easy to work with. Always helpful and informative when training.
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A very satisfiying and rewarding career as a chemical engineer and plant manager.
Project Manager, Prod. and Maint. Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXMarch 7, 2016
Dow was a great company to work for with lots of advancement and personal development opportunities. I enjoyed most of my 21 1/2 years with them.
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Achievers thrive here
HR professional (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 3, 2016
There is not a boring day at Dow - if you like to achieve. Dow runs quite lean, which allows for a good deal of opportunity. Dow hires high quality people - with a great eye toward "nice". Respect and politeness are a part of the culture.
Pros
challenging work
Cons
work can take over your life; performance ratings are subjective
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Big corporation
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Pittsburg, CAMarch 1, 2016
There are a number of roles around the world to the qualities vary widely. Typical big corporation - decent benefits, above average job security, snails paces change culture.
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It's Okay
Packager (Former Employee) –  Midland, MIFebruary 29, 2016
Typical day at work wasn't too hard, kept you busy for twelve hours, basically putting powder in a bag or pack. Learned how to read the BDS and make sure the product went into the right package. Co-workers are good they are lively depending on the shift you are on, some are useless and some actually work, but management wont do anything about it because they don't have a backbone. Management is lacking, they play favorites and its basically a "what can you do for me" mentality that they look for before they promote you. Hardest part of the job is dealing with their disregard for safety yet the say they are so advanced and focused on safety its sickening. They actually go out of their way to not fix problems rather than suck it up and fix it to make the employees safer. the next hardest part would be dealing with the political tango of how to get promoted and whether or not you even want to move up in a company that doesn't appreciate your hard work and the only thing you essentially are to them is an employee number and a dollar sign. other than that the most enjoyable part of the time is the people that you work with, mostly because your all trapped together that it actually does make it fun to make the best out of a bad situation. God have mercy on your soul if you work there.
Pros
Easy work, nothing to hard to do, periodic free time.
Cons
Have to work overtime to get ahead, favortism, essentially a 2 year probationary period.
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Dow Chemical
Administrative Co-op (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 29, 2016
typical day consist of ordering supplies along with any clerical duties needed. stocking coffee bar and completing weekly expense reports
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4.0
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