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Work place ok
Lab Operators (Former Employee) –  Plaquemine, LASeptember 13, 2017
Job paid real well. Shift
You have to work shift work
Some of the people was ok to work with.
Some managers had there pick of people.
Lot of walking to collect samples
Pros
Paid well
Cons
Long hours
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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 11, 2017
Dow's workplace culture is the reason employee's stay at Dow. Dow allows their employee's to determine their own career path and no 2 paths are ever the same.
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Productive and busy
Chem Processor (Former Employee) –  Marlborough, MASeptember 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.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
many lay offs
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The co worker were friendly and helpful
Senior Expediting Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 6, 2017
Organized, initiator, detail and knowledgeable of work expectation and the change of management was not always fair in how they conduct business regarding the employees.
Pros
One hour lunch and exercise period
Cons
All holidays were not cover with pay
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Stressful. Have way to many job requirements without the resources to achieve
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 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.
Pros
Plenty of work to keep you busy and work goes by quick
Cons
Impossible to meet expectations when running so lean
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Challenging Environment
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Freeport, TXAugust 31, 2017
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.
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Great opportunity
Construction Worker (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 28, 2017
I love working as a sub contractor at the Dow Poly 5/6project also unit 1 project. I started working for Standard Constructors in the fall of 2014 and I'm still employed with them
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discriminating
QA Lab Analyst (Former Employee) –  Marietta, GAAugust 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.
Pros
benefits
Cons
discrimination
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Senior System Administrator, Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  Freeport, TXAugust 24, 2017
Dow's culture has changed for a self directed workforce where taking risks in research was appreciated and respected. Now they seem to prefer the Micro Manager.
Pros
Working with Really Smart People
Cons
Dealing with Broken Processes and bad management
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Unethical Management Practices
Distribution Operator (Former Employee) –  Freeport, TXAugust 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.
Pros
None
Cons
Site Logistics Managment has no accountability to retain work force
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Great Company to Work for.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Findlay, OHAugust 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.
Pros
Pay, Benefts
Cons
Bureaucracy
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Fair and balanced environment
Technician/technologist (Former Employee) –  South Charleston, WVAugust 14, 2017
The coworkers were very knowledgeable, dependable and trustworthy. Management seemed fairly trusted. Pay and benefits were fair for the area at that time.
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A strong safety minded Company
Reactor Operator (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYAugust 10, 2017
A very strong procedure base co.If you follow the procedures and safety rules it's a great place to work, and great job security. If you willing learn you can go a long way in the company,
Pros
Great paying job
Cons
Swing shift, away from your family a lot
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Tough work sometimes but other times stress free work
Distribution Operator (Current Employee) –  Freeport, TXAugust 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.
Pros
Good culture, safety oriented, good leadership, good benefits
Cons
Short lunch due to workload
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Very productive, always something new to learn, diverse culture, flexibility
Sr. Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 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.
Pros
Variety of employee events that all enjoyed.
Cons
Never ending changing of businesses
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Good place to work.
Millwright Technologist (Current Employee) –  Plaquemine, LAAugust 7, 2017
People are great. Company treats you well. Good benefits. Mechanical folks work 4-10's which is great. Only draw back for me is traffic in the afternoons.
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Great work place
Helper/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Plaquemine, LAAugust 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
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Good co workers but unstable with job security
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Midland, MIAugust 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.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
Treated more like a number by the company
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Great work life balance
Production Improvement Engineer (Current Employee) –  Texas City, TXAugust 5, 2017
Job Advancement is slow
Large company makes work process slow
Very safe place to work
Typical day of work involves lots of meetings
Workplace culture is positive
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good place to work
Civil Construction Manager/Civil Superintendent (Current Employee) –  Freeport, TXAugust 1, 2017
Challenging work environment with no down time plenty of responsibility with supportive management. Good engineering support and communication. Fast pace projects.
Pros
fast pace
Cons
none
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