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The Dow Chemical 
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Employee Satisfaction

    • 3.6Overall compensation for your work
    • 3.2Job Security
    • 3.9Company Image
    • 3.5Career Development
    • 3.5Challenging Work
    • 3.5Company Culture
    • 3.4Internal Communication
    • 3.4Teamwork
    • 3.5Work-Life Balance
    • 3.4Support from management
    • 3.5Freedom to work independently
    • 3.7Office / Work Environment
    • 3.9Environmental Friendliness
    • 3.9Handicapped Accessibility
    • 4.1Workplace Safety
    • 3.8Inclusive / Diverse
    • 3.8Gender Equality
    • 3.3Attitude towards older colleagues

Companies are rated on kununu across 18 unique factors that fall into 4 categories. Since 2014, 73 employees and candidates rated this company with an average of 3.6 points.

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What employees say

Employees like

Honestly, ugly divorce. My favorite thing about the company is that I don't work there anymore.
I enjoyed the challenge of the work and was thankful they were trusting of me. It was hard but helped shape me. People were great, for the most part
Co workers are wonderful and have a passion for what they do, which makes work exciting until middle management comes in and screws moral
I liked the people I worked with. I always received help and care when needed
had a great career, compensated well, challenging work and travel opportunities
What else do employees like? Discover 52 reviews

Employees don't like

Too large and they have too much power. No individuality. If there is competition they will just buy them and shut them down. Unfortunate the government allowed them to merge with DC and DuPont. Sure looks like a monopoly.
Allow people to make decisions rather than relying on a committee for everything. A lot of good ideas are lost because of the “we have never done it that way” mentality.
Blockading students from gaining better coop positions that fit their degree just because they didn’t want to fill the position.
There was some sexism and in ability for people to openly work through disagreements
working to make money rather than spending time with family
What else do employees not like? Discover 46 reviews

Suggestions for improvement

Too big and wasteful. Treat employees like people not numbers. Stop hiring operators and laying them off at the drop of a hat. Try thinking outside the box instead of forcing every site you have globally to operate under the same rules.... It doesn't work.
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.
Eliminate the current performance management system. Make compensation more competitive with other geographies in North America.
The culture was not one of respect where the company treated people well
I cannot think of any improvement s that would be of a huge significant
What else do employees suggest to improve? Discover 71 reviews

Benefits & Perks

Here are the most voted perks & benefits as confirmed by 72 employees in their reviews.

  • 401(k)401(k)
    61%61
  • Employee discountsEmployee discounts
    56%56
  • On-site CafeteriaOn-site Cafeteria
    54%54
  • Life insuranceLife insurance
    51%51
  • Vision and dental healthcareVision and dental healthcare
    47%47
  • Paid time offPaid time off
    47%47
  • 401(k) Company Match401(k) Company Match
    46%46
  • ParkingParking
    46%46
  • Employee eventsEmployee events
    40%40
  • Flexible working hoursFlexible working hours
    40%40
  • Health and wellness programsHealth and wellness programs
    40%40
  • Stock or equity optionsStock or equity options
    36%36
  • Ability to work remotelyAbility to work remotely
    29%29
  • Paid Parental leavePaid Parental leave
    28%28
  • Tuition assistanceTuition assistance
    28%28
  • Flexible spending accountFlexible spending account
    26%26
  • On-site fitness centerOn-site fitness center
    22%22
  • Free snacks and drinksFree snacks and drinks
    19%19
  • Relocation allowanceRelocation allowance
    17%17
  • Free mealsFree meals
    11%11
  • Desirable office locationDesirable office location
    8%8
  • Vehicle allowanceVehicle allowance
    7%7
  • On-site daycare facilityOn-site daycare facility
    6%6
  • Reimbursed daycareReimbursed daycare
    6%6
  • Easy access to public transportationEasy access to public transportation
    4%4
  • Pet-friendlyPet-friendly
    1%1

Best and worst factors

Best rated: Workplace Safety

4.1

The best rated factor of The Dow Chemical Company is Workplace Safety with 4.1 points (based on 9 reviews).


If its difficult or dangerous they'll contract the work out to keep their safety numbers looking good.
1
The cost of previous issues in this area as well as the afformentioned pr machine keeps worker safety in pretty good shape.
4
They talk a good safety game, however some of their practices with chemicals are concerning.
2
If you get hurt, you get fired.
1
No every operator breaks the rules, the engineers have a blind eye and leadership are just s bunch of over paid kids. There engineers as well.
1
What else do employees say about Workplace Safety? Discover 9 reviews

Worst rated: Job Security

3.2

The worst rated factor of The Dow Chemical Company is Job Security with 3.2 points (based on 11 reviews).


If you're union or willing to work for entry level money there is job security. Long term I didn't see the career security that you'd hope for out of a large company.
1
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.
1
Good job security because most people quit after about a year or two. So they're always needing people. If you don't want to leave they'll keep you no matter what you do or how you act.
4
The standard comment from management is “How long have you worked here up until today?”
1
Tried to keep experienced ones in the past; beginning to lose due to off-shoring efforts
4
What else do employees say about Job Security? Discover 11 reviews

Career Development

Career Development rating

3.5

Career Development is rated with an average of 3.5 points (based on 6 reviews).


My opinion, poor. If you try to advance, you're just opening yourself up to be terminated if the stock prices drop and they need to trim the numbers.
1
Obviously ended poorly for me about 16 months after the merger. (When I got done training all my replacements)
1
Opportunity
4
On the first day they tell you they only want you to work there for 3 - 5 years.
1
The only people that get career development are the do nothing engineers. Operator which actually do the work get no career development. That's the way they like it. The only leaders are all engineers. They will not and can't promote operators. Why you ask? Because your not an engineer. You couldn't possibly teach and engineer anything. They already know it all.
1
What else do employees say about Career Development? Discover 6 reviews

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