Dow Chemical Interview Questions

Updated 14 Oct 2014
Updated 14 Oct 2014
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    EH&S Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on university campus and was asked mostly behavioral type questions. The interviewers (one a recent hire and one a manager) seemed to really enjoy the opportunities for growth at Dow.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior CHEMIST Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Initial screening on campus, was invited out for onsite interview. Day consisted of formal presentation, followed by individual meetings with senior engineers and scientists. Most of the questions focused on your research or interests, and many were more like informal conversations. Similar things were asked by others at meals. Long day.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could work on anything at all, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much unfortunately
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Interview process took about 3 days. They send you to a Dow Hiring Expo which takes place at the plant they are hiring you for. You have about 2-4 interviews and your done. Process is quick and easy.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Midland, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dow Chemical in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very welcoming. Felt more like a conversation in both interviews I participated. No difficult questions or ridiculous ones. They all centered around making sure you are the right fit into Dow's culture. Very professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Share an example of a time you knew there was a more innovative or better way to accomplish something, but instead chose not to do it that way, and why did you choose not to do it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very friendly. They had an extremely competitive off right away. There was no need for me to negotiate anything. Great company, that stays on promised timeline or even ahead.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R& D Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dow Chemical in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial resume screen followed by phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do in your previous position that impressed your co-workers? I got the impression the primary goal of phone screen is to nail down expected salary and past salary. I learned very little new about the position I was applying for beyond what I already knew.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Terneuzen (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Terneuzen (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dow Chemical in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an internship position and received an email about 1 week later, to schedule an interview.
    The first interview was over the phone, and it went very well. No tough questions, and they made me feel at ease.
    For the second interview, I was invited to the company, and that went well as well. I cannot recall any questions that made me trip. The questions were mostly intended to ascertain my ability to perform well, and to make sure that the scope of the proposed project was okay for the given time frame.

    Warning: Dow is a very big company, so my experience might be different from yours. Don't assume that yours will be easy as well. I think I just got lucky.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't have any difficult or unexpected question, to be honest.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Turnaround Maintenance Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Freeport, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dow Chemical in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    two part phone interview with the HR staff that ask typical question abut job opportunities and that person do not have any seance with the question just ask question with out any comment or detail so i pass the two or three question because i can not understand the question then face to face interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    I passed a 30 minute screening phone interview. It was very basic and easy behavioral questions. I was then asked to come for a formal interview on site. I drove about 4 hours each way for a one hour interview and a 30 minute plant tour. The interview was a panel of three. The interviewers were nice and professional but it was not very laid back. The interview consisted of more behavioral and situational type canned questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you had to work through a difficult issue when part of a team. What were the details of the situation? What did you do? What was the result?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    Applied in career fair. Received an on-campus interview after a week. Talk about research and some standard behavior question. No unexpected question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dow Chemical.

    Interview Details

    I talked to a recruiter in a career fair who then offered me interview. The interview was quite simple and easy going, the recruiter was really friendly. He sold the company really well made me want to switch from wanting to work for their rivals to working for them instead.

    Interview Questions
    • It was mostly standard questions, why dow chemical? or just tell me a situation in where you had to use emotional thinking and how did you work with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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