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Dow Reviews

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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Dow CEO Jim Fitterling
Jim Fitterling
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  1. "Great start-up"

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      Former Employee - Head of Marketing 

      I worked at Dow full-time

      Pros

      Fantastic team, Good corporate culture, Open level hierarchy.

      Cons

      Brexit screwed the housing market

      Dow2019-06-18
    • "Interesting technology, very friendly"

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      Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dow full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Lots of technical experts, wide ranging chemistry. Global opportunities. Good safety culture. Good work life balance. Far reaching technical career tracks.

      Cons

      Heavy on image, procedures/workflows can be unwieldy. Executive communication seems insincere. Shortsighted focus on delivering shareholder value at expense of asset reliability

      Advice to Management

      Listen to the people at the coal face.

      Dow2019-06-19
    • "Good training opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Lead Production Engineer in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Numerous career growth opportunities and support

      Cons

      Poor work life balance if in operations and not adequate pay for commitment levels expected

      Dow2019-05-20
    • "Engineering Internship"

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      Former Employee - Instrumentation Engineer in Barry, Wales
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Dow full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Large enterprise with diverse job roles Multi-disciplinary High budget projects

      Cons

      Flat workforce Limited career progression Not a very ambitious sector of work

      Advice to Management

      Provide a better career development structure, more regular meetings with line managers

      Dow2018-03-22
    • "student"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dow part-time

      Pros

      Amazing time at the company

      Cons

      No cons at the company

      Advice to Management

      Perfect

      Dow2017-12-04
    • "Great company, flexible working hours"

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      Former Employee - Student SC Specialist 

      I worked at Dow full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Free fruit, flexible working and great people

      Cons

      Sometimes there wasn't much work going

      Dow2017-11-08
    • "Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Dow full-time

      Pros

      Dow is capable of many things as a company, with a lot of opportunities around the globe to the motivated employees. There's a surprising amount of freedom and flexibility afforded to employees which is very welcome.

      Cons

      Advancement is very slow, primarily based on seniority.

      Dow2017-04-14
    • "Dow Chemical Supply Chain"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dow full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Lots of challenging projects. Good Salary. Good work environment. Global exposure. Inclusive working practices. Good focus on employee development. Seems to work well for Dow lifers.

      Cons

      Promotion is elusive. If you apply for another role and are successful it doesn't matter what grade it is as you get moved at your current grade and then have to prove you are worthy of a promotion which can take years.. Very US centric. Difficult to get recognized for non Dow experience.

      Dow2017-02-26
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      "Positive Place"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Dow

        Pros

        Aggressive business growth in a positive way. Adds energy

        Cons

        Detailed use of systems can sometimes be opaque

        Dow2016-05-31
      • "Lead Business Analyst"

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        Former Employee - Lead Supply Chain Business Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Dow full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good pay,good work life balance, great people.

        Cons

        Lots of budget cuts, highly centralised decision making, lots of red tape

        Advice to Management

        Remove unnecessary red tape to allow for innovation and productivity

        Dow2015-12-04
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