Great Place on Paper but Under-Resourced Creates Low Morale
Senior Environmental Specialist (Current Employee) – Hahnville, LA – May 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.
Productive and good work condition most of the time
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) – Freeport, TX – April 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.
Kelly Services Contractor (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 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.
Great people, fulfilling work, and good learning atmosphere.
Manufacturing and Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) – Freeport, TX – July 21, 2016
Typical days included day to day trouble shooting of daily operations issues. Ensuring compliance with safety, regulatory, and environmental codes to allow operations to continue. Focus on continuous improvement and cost cutting to improve output and quality of products. Had the opportunity to learn about operations daily tasks: Safe Work Permitting, Proper Isolation and Procedure Generation, Root Cause Analysis, and Confined Space Entries. Direct management had open ears and was helpful. Co-workers were friendly, every site had a team atmosphere. The most difficult aspect is learning the Dow work processes. There are a variety of Dow specific tools (code, various XL books, etc.) that sometime increase rather than decrease time spent on a task. The most enjoyable is putting in new equipment or additions which help increase capacity, omit a safety risk, or help an operator perform their job better.
Work Process Leader/Training Leader (Former Employee) – Norco, LA – March 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.
Production Technician (Former Employee) – Kankakee, IL – March 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.
Phisicaly easy work, Great benifits, Mentaly challenging
Work alone most of the time, Long hours, Always on call
Source to Pay Business Process Specialist (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 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.