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Dow Chemical Interview Questions

Updated 20 Apr 2015
270 Interview Reviews

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    CDP Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Midland, MI (US)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I interviewed on site at headquarters. It was a group interview with 2 other interviewees and we were interviewed by 3 people. The interview lasted a little more than an hour followed by a half an hour sales simulation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when people were initially hesitant about your suggestion and how did you convince them to change your mind?   Answer Question
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dow Chemical in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through university career center. The process took around three weeks and interviewed on campus. It was not tough one. Basic star question. But the moment interviewer ask me question he started writing word by I word that I was saying and that made me confuse and I screwed everything. At the end he suggest me to improve my confidence level and I told him to get some interviewing training. You don't need to type in everything to what I am saying. Blalalalalalla
    Definitely got rejection after three weeks. but the interviewer reply me that he talk about my comment to his hiring manager and they also suggest me to only take notes. Lol

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing The interviewer was just start typing everything that I said   Answer Question
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical (Baton Rouge, LA (US)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted to set up an interview through telephone. They did note that most of their interviews were performed in person. They contacted me promptly 5 days after the interview with their decision. They asked a lot of specific behavioral questions, particularly about teamwork experiences. They seemed to emphasize having worked in diverse groups.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to describe a time I worked from someone with a different background from myself and how their background contributed to our success.   Answer Question
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    Piping Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Shortlisted in basis of CGPA.Followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Two month internship followed by PPO offer.

    Personal interview had a technical round flowed by a human resource round.The people were friendly. The questions were not really difficult.

    Interview Questions

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was referred by consultancy for that position. 1st round of interview was through phone.
    Technical questions ware very few and easy. Then they asked to visit DOW’s office for F2F rounds.
    In this round, mostly I asked questions about job roles and position. Next two round ware Client Interaction mainly based on process related questions.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no difficult question neither Technical nor Process or HR Related. Questions was like do you know about X technology ? , Did you did X task ?, How do handle this situation?, What is your weekness?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    They offered way less than the initial expectation which I already informed them.

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    Ph D Chemistry Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Houston, TX (US)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume, cover letter & research description through my University career center. I heard that I got an interview within a few days of the close of the application process. The interview was about 1 week later. Prior to my interview they contacted one of my references for a letter of rec. The interview was with current PhD scientists at Dow, not HR people. I haven't heard back from them since the interview, which I'm assuming means I didn't get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in industry? Can you tell me about a time you initiated a collaboration?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical (Nairobi (Kenya)) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Very insightful interview. The interviewer was a chemical engineer like me so, we had a lot to talk about. I could not use difficult engineering word like I do to the HR interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • What Ion Exchange works in water purification for boiler use   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Offer is preset. No negotiations

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Houston, TX (US)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I filled out an online requisition / application on Dow's website. (I happen to like Dow's job board and application process, by the way; it is quite slick and works very well.) I had to take a technical aptitude test during the application process, which I enjoyed. A couple days later I received an email saying Dow wanted to set up a phone interview with me. I responded to the email and set up a time, which was about a week later. When the interviewer contacted me, she was very nice, but she wasn't the hiring manager, therefore the answers I gave her were being recorded both by phone and by her typing my answers. She had canned questions. She was feeling me out and testing, mainly, my soft skills. She asked about ten questions, of which about half could have been answered by looking at my resume. The interview took about 30 minutes. After it was after, she thanked me and told me I could check the status of my application online, and I could also call an 800 number and inquire, but only after a period of about two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Canned questions regarding the time I "handled a challenging situation on the job", and "what one thing makes me stand out against my peers". None of the questions are necessarily difficult, but these are the kind of questions that are difficult to answer because it's hard to know *exactly* what any given employer is looking for.   Answer Question
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    Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Freeport, TX (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical (Freeport, TX (US)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR recruiter via LinkedIn. Applied online. Got invited to an interview event. Two consecutive group panel interviews; 3 people for the first, 4 for the second. Typical behavior questions.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Have a better offer from another company.

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    Summer Intern - Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview

    I am still in college and went to a conference in Indianapolis to meet with recruiters. I spoke with one of the recruiters and they were friendly and very knowledgeable. Although, they were not in my type of engineering they set me up with a meeting over the phone with a supervisor that is in the department I would be best suited for. Within a week of that conversation/meeting/interview I was offered an internship.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no need to negotiate; price was more than expected.

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