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Dow Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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3.8
78%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Dow CEO Jim Fitterling
Jim Fitterling
127 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great exposure to the leadership team; a lot of data-oriented projects; great work life balance;(in 157 reviews)

  • "Awesome benefits with a very positive work environment(in 96 reviews)

Cons
  • "Midland is not a town for singles/30 somethings(in 64 reviews)

  • "Very poor work life balance for Supply Chain jobs at HQ(in 57 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You have full ownership of your role and you are empowered to make independent decisions

    Cons

    The workload can sometimes be stressful

    Dow2019-08-24
  2. "Dow contract manager"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Manager 

    I have been working at Dow full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multicultural environment so easy to settle into

    Cons

    Legacy systems so computers bit slow

    Dow2019-09-17
  3. "own your sole"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Barry, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid, good package and benefits

    Cons

    Zero work life balance and just see you as a number no employee engagement

    Advice to Management

    get some management training as these managers tend to be chemical engineers with no management qualifications

    Dow2019-09-23
  4. "Well paid but dreadful company"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Barry, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money Health insurance Pension Cant think of anything else

    Cons

    Work life balance Rule by iron fist No employee engagement

    Advice to Management

    Do not know how to get the best of employees very regressive in approach to employee welfare. Company suffering for downturn in employee satisfaction

    Dow2019-09-12
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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