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Review averages

  • 71 employees say

    Excellent (33)
    46.478873239437%
    Good (19)
    26.760563380282%
    Satisfactory (13)
    18.30985915493%
    Subpar (6)
    8.4507042253521%
    3.63
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Reviews for The Dow Chemical Company

Reviews - What employees say

3.63 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • More supportive upper management rather than sitting back and letting us figure everything out

What I like about the company

Overal, people were positive and it fostered a good work environment

What I dislike about the company

There was some sexism and in ability for people to openly work through disagreements

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dow chemical
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 19.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The culture was not one of respect where the company treated people well

What I like about the company

Allowed flexible work schedules and ability to work part time

What I dislike about the company

The way they quit treating well and with respect

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dow Chemical Co
  • City
    Midland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 07.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture appears to be favorable in the beginning, but they will lay you off or fire you for anything, so it gets ugly pretty quickly.

Support from management

I honestly think they try, but its too little to late. There aren't enough managers to ever find one. They never have time to actually manage employees, and they are just looking to jump up the ladder anyway so even if you find one you can't get straight answer... Dow believes no one should hold the same management position for longer than two years, to stir the pot, so they never know whats going on anyway.

Teamwork

Specifically setup to keep teams fighting each other, and the stuff that should be a no brainer is contracted so you have to call an outside company for out of the country to get a printer cartridge. Everything is a struggle and most give up and do nothing.

Freedom to work independently

As long as you bang the dow drumb

Internal Communication

I actually think they try and keep you in the dark. Publicly traded company that will do anything necessary to make the stock go up .1 percent. The fact that they have 10 different names as the first question on this survey should tell you everything...... Dow, Dow chemical, Dow chemical Midland, Dow chemical international, Dow chemical international limited..... Sounds exactly like the work environment I was in.... Very proud of themselves and will do anything necessary to keep the wheel spinning.

Gender Equality

They love gender equality

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees typically make more, so they are unofficially frowned up. They appear to be trying to lighten up the burden on the retirement fund and fire the senior employees any chance they get. They do not have a formal discipline policy and do not keep accurate employee HR files. They take advantage of the the Michigan At Will employee status because they know no one wants to take on Corporate America.

Career Development

Obviously ended poorly for me about 16 months after the merger. (When I got done training all my replacements)

Overall compensation for your work

Well compensated when they need you. Totally expendable when they do not.

Office / Work Environment

Pretty friendly. People are required to help one another so if you can figure out who to contact, they will help you.

Environmental Friendliness

In this area they have caused enough environmental damage and had to complete so much environmental restoration work that they are pretty environmental conscious now.

Work-Life Balance

Great when stock prices are up, they contract everything, and everyone is happy, but end of the quarter, they lay everyone off and the Dow employees are left working 80 hours a week and giving back their vacation time at the end of the year to get an average rating on their review.

Company Image

They think its great. Locally, they are feared more than respected.

Job Security

Ha. Good luck... Bob and weave. Never complete a large scale project or the team gets wacked... Try to change managers as often as possible and you may make it a while.

Handicapped Accessibility

No issues. Their pr machine keeps
Handicap access pretty well up to date.

Workplace Safety

The cost of previous issues in this area as well as the afformentioned pr machine keeps worker safety in pretty good shape.

Challenging Work

Really depends on where you are with your career lifecycle. They will ask you to do multiple jobs at the end but give you no support or direction so they can bury you and tell you your not meeting their expectations.

Inclusive / Diverse

They love diversity

Suggestions for improvement

  • If it feels like its going poorly after they buy the company you work for.... then it is. Don't kid yourself like I did. Find another job while you still have a paycheck.... They deal in jobs not careers.

What I like about the company

Unfortunately at this point in the review I'm angry enough that I have nothing good to say about this company. However, i had a great career for 15 years with Dow corning prior to the merger.

What I dislike about the company

See above.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    The Dow Chemical Company
  • City
    Midland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 71 employees say

    Excellent (33)
    46.478873239437%
    Good (19)
    26.760563380282%
    Satisfactory (13)
    18.30985915493%
    Subpar (6)
    8.4507042253521%
    3.63
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

kununu score comparisons

The Dow Chemical Company
3.59
72 reviews

Industry average (Chemicals)
3.11
29,640 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,847,000 reviews