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Great Job security, overall benefits. Micro managed and below average pay.
Process Operator (Former Employee), Fort Saskatchewan, ABMay 26, 2013
Pros: excellent experience for new hires, lots of ot if wanted. great group of other operators.
Cons: below average pay. 10 years to reach top rate. pay for performance. micromanaged
Excellent place to obtain work experience and knowledge. Dow pays salaried and pay for performance. Thisis their way of short changing their employees. They want the best but pay below average and this pay for their performance, they feel is their way of rewarding employees. Most new hires last 1-2 years and go elsewhere. Workload various over different – more... operating areas and management refuse to correct problem. Understaffed and no work life balance. Pay difference range in salary is $40k of high and low within same pay scale and if you brown nose well expect to do well desipe your knowledge and qualifications. Management are p. Eng with good smarts but no people skills. They are always right. – less
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Great plant, other operators are good, but management incompetent which doesn't help morale.
Operator (Current Employee), Fort SaskJanuary 26, 2013
Pros: good work schedule, good opportunities such as temporary assignments around the world if desired, good fellow operators
Cons: management poor, compensation just below area average
If management could get with the times and treat the operations staff better, than there wouldn't be a better place to work. Unfortunately their degrees don't automatically give them the required knowledge or training to be a "REAL" manager. Many empty promises to look into things that never materialize.

As far as plant goes, it is top notch.

– June 4, 2013

seems to be common trend, incompetent management!

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Ethical, Employee friendly , work life balance
Project Engineer (Current Employee), Houston, TXDecember 7, 2012
This company expects employees to deliver through innovative ideas.
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working conditions
Field Coordinator (Former Employee), PrentissJune 27, 2012
Very good people to work with. Treated with respect..Culture they thrive for is second to none.
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Process Operator (Current Employee), Freeport, TXApril 18, 2014
Dow has an ethnics problem with some of there employees and management . It is a good place to get some experience and move on if you are a new hire.
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Great safety culture
Corporate Coach (Former Employee), Pittsburg, CAApril 18, 2014
Pros: safety first
Cons: deadly chemicals
Safety culture starts at the top.
Great co workers.
Room to advanve.
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Loved the atmosphere
Operations CO-OP (Former Employee), Midland, MIApril 18, 2014
Best atmosphere to work in, flexible schedules. Everyone is very kind and open in the work environment.
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fun, safe, family orineted company that allowed growth
Press Operator (Former Employee), aurora coApril 14, 2014
Pros: managment, work enviroment
Cons: they sold the company
Dow was the perfect company to work for it allowed for growth, family time, and the ability to learn and ask questions. the management was very receptive to suggestions and understood the value of family.
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Best Place to Work
Intercompany Clearing House (ICH) Accountant (Current Employee), Midland, MIMarch 31, 2014
I love this Company because they care about their employees and help to develop you as an individual and professional in the Finance field.
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Safe work place
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), Plaquemine, LAMarch 30, 2014
Really strict place to work at but every one is nice, We had over 300 employees on site and ran all jobs safely.With help of the plant as well.
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SL1 Material Handler (Current Employee), Midland, MIMarch 27, 2014
If you are higher up in the business than working there is great but if you are apart of the lower scale than your days are numbered.
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Productive
Operator Intern (Current Employee), Taft, LAMarch 24, 2014
12hr rotating shifts
peer reviews
goal driven
good management
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Extremly High Overtime Percentage
Process Technician (Current Employee), TXMarch 11, 2014
Work environment is steady busy on an average day. Advantages are definitely being able and capable to plan tasks and allowed to make decisions without immediate supervision. The work/home balance is uneven almost to an unsafe environment having to work so many days/nights in a row with an un safe turn around. Work well with fellow co-workers and capable – more... to help anytime needed in a safe manner. Learned chemical processes and troubleshooting very well. Management needs improvement with organization as well as communication. I enjoy fixing and troubleshooting somewhat stressful situations. The hardest part would most definitely be the working days in a row without enough rest or breaks in between. Overall I enjoy working there and like my plant process; the downside to my current plant would be, as mentioned above, the work/life balance and management organization. – less
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Great Family Oriented Workplace
Project Analyst (Current Employee), Houston, TexasMarch 10, 2014
Pros: flexibility
Flexibity and great work environment. From top management to co workers, everybody is great to work with.
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Job opportunities for directs and contractors
Pipe Stress Engineer (Current Employee), Houston, TXMarch 9, 2014
Pros: no dress code
Cons: 30 minute lunch
A typical day at Dow begins anytime from 6am to 6pm. The hours are flexible so you can have work and life balance. There is limited micromanagement. Overall, the environment presents opportunities for professional development and growth.
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Great place to work for professionals with young families!
Customer Service (Current Employee), Midland, MIMarch 6, 2014
Dow is a great place to develop your expertise in multiple areas within a big corporation. Opportunities to expand your breadth of knowledge on the ins and outs of how large maufacturing companies operate. The headquarters is based in Midland, Michigan, which is a great small town experience with a lot of the culture you would find in a big city. If – more... you are looking for a great place to grow a career and raise a family, Dow is a definite top employer! – less
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Dow Chemical Co.
Global Project Leader (Current Employee), Midland, MIMarch 6, 2014
Dow has given me the opportunity to expand my experience and education globally. They offer a good compensation package and flexible working hours. The diversity and cultural interaction is wonderful.
Ask more more as I happy to discuss in person.
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I love working at Dow!
LAO Liquid Logistics Caustic Coordinator (Former Employee), Plaquemine, LAMarch 5, 2014
Pros: location, pay, management, fexible hours
Cons: benefits
This was a great company to work with. I was a contractor through Kelly Engineering and was treated very well at the Plaquemine, LA location for Dow Chemical. The flexible hours are a huge plus! The pay was good and I felt very safe inside the plant. The benefits were not that great through Kelly but they never are for contractors. I hope to one day – more... be a permanent employee at this site. – less
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operator (Former Employee), ROBERTAMarch 2, 2014
HAVE BEEN WITH THIS COMPANY FOR TWO YEARS LOAD AND UNLOAD TANKERS
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Dow Review
Engineer (Current Employee), CAFebruary 19, 2014
Dow is a great company with incredible people. From a chemical engineering perspective, opportunities are limitless, and with Dow's extensive market, many disciplines are available.

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