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Dow Reviews

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.8
78%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling
Jim Fitterling
123 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great exposure to the leadership team; a lot of data-oriented projects; great work life balance;(in 153 reviews)

  • "Awesome benefits with a very positive work environment(in 91 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)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Flexible work environment Good processes People willing to help each other

    Cons

    Offshore reporting lines - teams can get too dispersed making coordination a challenge Leadership turnover - leaders moving too fast between roles and lose connection to the guts of the business. Too much focus on "looking good" and managing up vs doing the right thing and helping to make improvements Lack of opportunity/willingness to transition mid career employees into new challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to challenge the status quo. View employee feedback as an opportunity to improve as opposed to something to frown upon. Make sure to distinguish between feedback and gossip, and respond accordingly.

    Dow2015-04-10
  2. "Flexi"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Beautiful Office, close to office - Flexi time - Decent pay

    Cons

    - Most of the leadership was overseas, making it difficult to move forward in the business - Larger regions would get prioritised over others, putting a lot of unnecessary strain on sales team. - Overseas management did not always support the smaller regions

    Dow2019-07-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    . company values . commitment to safety & sustainbility . career opportunities (if you are political and willing to relocate)

    Cons

    . weak leadership . promotions based on politics . geography leaders have high hierarchy status but know nothing of business . pressure for short-term results . executive leadership overlooks the customer & employee impacts from high-level decisions . powerpoint engineers are rewarded, no recognition for execution . questionable corporate strategy post-DowDupont . celebrity CEO on a personal agenda, not... concerned with stakeholders

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    Dow2018-07-13
  4. "Depends on your location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Dow is a large company with lots of corporate resources

    Cons

    Political working environment and depends on your location, you may not have same access to corporate resources

    Advice to Management

    Renew

    Dow2018-02-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A bunch of backstabbing haters"

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    Integrity Direcfor in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay, benefits and the few individuals who dare to speak their mind

    Cons

    A bunch of managers (esp in Oz) specialise in protecting their position / gaining advancement by putting muck on others and seeing what sticks. Works a treat in a fear-riddled survivor style environment

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the haters and restore some values / integrity

    Dow2017-12-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place for women!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and incentives but lower than average

    Cons

    Lack of gender diversity Pay gap Hidden Gender discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Do and follow what you try to pretend and image from your company particularly in gender equality

    Dow2017-12-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the largest chemical manufacturer

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, Poor work/life balance, Low pay, too much workload, role conflict

    Advice to Management

    Improve leadership

    Dow2017-09-14
  8. "Dow, a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Thornhill, ON

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Top quartile compensation package Ethical, responsible company Work process, operating discipline oriented

    Cons

    Work process oriented to an extreme

    Dow2019-11-13
  9. "Senior Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good Salary, Good Benefits

    Cons

    The locations for Dow are not ideal

    Dow2019-11-12
  10. "Excellent place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dow full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Endless learning opportunities. Top quality leadership

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment

    Dow2019-11-07
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