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The Dow Chemical Company

For more than 117 years, Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. We are driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe.

Dow in Switzerland

During the expansion to Europe in 1952, the company chose Zurich as the location for its first European sales office. Now Dow is represented by an ample network of production and sales offices in over 40 countries in the EMEAI region. 

In 1974, Dow moved into its headquarters for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) in Horgen (Zurich). This also includes India (EMEAI) since 2014. As the headquarters, Dow manages all business in the EMEAI region, which includes 14,000 employees. In Horgen itself, there are more than 700 employees in the fields of Business Management, Marketing & Sales, Research & Development and Finance, HR, Law and Communications. Switzerland, with its location in the heart of Europe, is the ideal location for the headquarters of Dow EMEAI because of the efficient infrastructure, stable legal and tax system, highly skilled workforce, and high quality of life. 

A total of more than 700 employees from 51 countries work for Dow in Switzerland. In addition to the headquarters in Horgen, the company has other production and research facilities in Switzerland: The production facility for our ‘Consumer Care’ business Dow Microbial Control in Buchs SG, the technical customer service for applications in our ‘Electronics’ division in Littau LU, and our application development in the automotive sector in Freienbach SZ.

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Wer wir sind

Produkte, Services, Leistungen

Products from Dow for the Megatrends of Tomorrow

At Dow we believe the combination of chemistry and innovation will find new ways to address the global challenges of today and tomorrow. Our market strategy is based on four megatrends which we recognize in our fast growing world population.


Consumer & Lifestyle


Infrastructure & Transportation

Perspektiven für die Zukunft

A career with us is an invitation to explore, create and make valuable contributions to human progress. We’re a global team of problem-solvers, impacting everything from automobiles to agriculture. There’s a science to our success. 

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Was wir bieten

Was macht es besonders, für uns zu arbeiten?

We offer long–term adventure and daily rewards along with the opportunity to carve out a unique and vibrant career. Our commitments include:

  • Protecting the planet through responsible operations, unique collaborations, and the pursuit of breakthrough technologies aimed at solving world challenges.
  • A workplace that thrives on employee development, proactive career feedback, health and wellness offerings, flexible work policies, diversity and inclusion, recognition and employee engagement.
  • A creative, dynamic and friendly work environment that values diverse perspectives, is mutually respectful, and benefits from the vision and mentoring of leaders who rank among the best in the industry.
  • You can dream big dreams and take bold steps at Dow. Our global scale and breadth offer the flexibility to seek multiple careers within one company. We deeply value, reward, and recognize excellence at all levels.

Wie würden wir die Firmenkultur umschreiben?

At Dow, we believe that each employee can make a difference. And can make it here. Opportunity is the operative word. 

Our founder Herbert H. Dow believed that one should always try to do things better. We encourage Dow employees to constantly ask “what if?” or “why not?”.

Committed to Ethical Conduct

At Dow, we measure success not only by the results we achieve, but by how we achieve them. We expect all Dow people to abide by our Code of Business Conduct which sets out Dow’s principles on how we conduct business around the globe.

Corporate Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are inherent in our work environment. We value the differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives among our employees, and draw from those differences to fuel innovation. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base - and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow's inclusive global community.

Our values are:  

  • Integrity
  • Respect for People
  • Protecting Our Planet

Was sollten Bewerber noch über uns wissen?

Development of our diverse workforce is a key pillar of Dow's people vision of having "the world’s best people, working together to make a difference." Dow's employee development model reflects a cycle of continuous learning embedded in everyday work, workplace relationships and structured learning.

Opportunities range from daily on-the-job learning, participation in global cross-functional project teams, mentoring, classroom training, online learning, and participation in employee networks.

Nurturing an inclusive enviroment

From formal training to policies that promote inclusion, accessibility and equal treatment, we invest in growing our understanding and appreciation of the differences among us to thrive. One example is our Disability Employee Network (DEN) that leads the charge to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. 

Our continuing sponsorship of the Paralympic Games and our recruiting efforts to appreciate individual abilities of people with disabilities highlight our cultural mindset. 

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Wen wir suchen


Our international career opportunities span the diverse range of the following disciplines: 

  • Research & Development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain

 You can tackle challenging projects and goals as part of a team that makes a difference right from the start.

Gesuchte Qualifikationen

In today's business climate, the needs of our customers and the markets they serve are constantly changing. We must remain competitive and as closely aligned to the markets and our customer's needs as possible. Therefore, we are looking for top talent across the various disciplines from around the world that are capable to strive, lead, thrive and solve these challenges.

Gesuchte Studiengänge

With a broad landscape of career opportunities, we are looking for various disciplines, such as: 

Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, Process Engineering, Materials Science, Biosystems Science, Applied Biosciences, Biology, Industrial Engineering, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Management or Economics.  

Ideally, you hold a Master Degree, PhD or MBA.


Erwartungen an Bewerber

Dow is a company of innovators, believers and solutionists. We need highly motivated people who want to utilize their individual skills and share our passion to make a difference.  

We expect and nurture leadership in every employee as we challenge each other to be the best. We look for people with creativity that stand out and don’t shy away from tackling the difficult problems.

At Dow, we collaborate in a global environment where we transcend geographical and cultural differences in our day to day work. We look for people with an open mind and respectful attitude who are flexible, mobile, and willing to grow across the globe. 

Unser Rat an Bewerber

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Bevorzugte Bewerbungsform

We prefer to receive your application online via:


Upon applying for a position, you will receive an email from Dow acknowledging your application. We will then review your profile and any attachments you provide against our job requirements. 

Candidates that fit best with the position may be asked to participate in a phone screen allowing us to obtain more information about you. This will also be an opportunity for you to assess Dow's fit for you.

When you're invited for a face to face interview, we will provide further information on the venue and timing. The number of interviews and how they are conducted vary by position, though most interviews will take place at the Dow site where the job opening is located. Be sure to read  our interview tips.

Once interviews are complete, we will extend offers to the candidate(s) that we feel are the best fit at that particular time. We often receive many great applications for each role – if you find that you are not selected, we hope that you consider applying for future job opportunities at Dow.


Internationale Einsätze Auf Anfrage
Praktika Ja
Bachelor-/ Masterarbeiten Auf Anfrage


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Dow offers attractive benefits packages in Switzerland which typically include the following:

  • Access to collective health insurance
  • Private occupational and non-occupational accident insurance without premium deductions for employees
  • 100% paid leave in case of accident or illness
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Generous vacation
  • Free parking at all locations
  • Remuneration for meals or catering options at a discounted rate
  • Use of company-owned sports facilities including gym, swimming pool, club house, sauna and tennis courts in Horgen
  • Access to employee network and company sports and recreational clubs
  • Dry cleaning service in Horgen
  • Employee discounts


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  • 05.01.2016
  • Standort: Luzern

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Firma DOW Europe
Stadt Horgen
Jobstatus Ex-Job seit 2014
Position/Hierarchie Angestellte/r - Arbeiter/in
Unternehmensbereich Vertrieb / Verkauf


Ich habe sehr gerne bei Dow gearbeitet. Wegen Umstrukturierung mussten wir leider gehen. Freiwillig wäre ich nicht so schnell gegangen. Bieten sehr viel für die Mitarbeiter und macht Spass für diese Firma zu arbeiten. Empfehlenswert.

  • 02.08.2015

Ohne internen Sponsor wird es schwierig

Firma DOW Europe
Stadt Horgen
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  • 08.05.2014

Der Arbeitgeber ist wie eine grosse Familie.

Firma Dow Europe GmbH
Stadt Zürich
Jobstatus Ex-Job
Position/Hierarchie keine Angabe
Interessante Aufgaben
Umgang mit Kollegen 45+
Karriere / Weiterbildung
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
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Stadt Hörgen
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Stadt Bachtobelstrasse 3
Jahr der Bewerbung 2012
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