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Dow Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2019

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  1. "Great place for a summer student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great summer opportunity for a NAIT student to learn about the workings of a plant. Everything that I was taught always had a focus on safety. If you're in the power or chem eng tech program at NAIT this is the summer job you want. Awesome team to be a part of.

    Cons

    Working rotational shift schedules can be hard if you're not used to it. Pretty standard for operator work though.

    Dow2019-05-03
  2. "Improvement Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunity and trainings within company

    Cons

    Heavy work load and remote site

    Dow2019-05-08
  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Networking Opportunities Resources Job Cultures High Salary Education & Training

    Cons

    Matrix Structure Slow response Tight budget control

    Dow2018-06-15
  4. "Dow is a very good company to work for with room to grow in your career"

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    Former Employee - Summer Student in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of areas to expand in your career, very safety oriented, good people to work with, good training programs aswell

    Cons

    You get the feeling that the company is a bit ‘exclusive’ with how they chose employees. There is also a bit of a scare factor when making even the smallest mistakes.

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    Dow2018-01-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company that tries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    -Pretty good wages and benefits -Opportunity for advancement (but you have to earn it) -They try to run safe operations (but some people still find ways to muck it up)

    Cons

    -I was disappointed with the training process -12 hr continental shifts (2 days on, 2 off, 3 nights on, 2 off, etc...) should be outlawed -Reliance on regular staff to cover holidays and sick days when they are working punishing shifts is unrealistic (staff stops answering calls from work) -Work life balance suffers because of the shifts, and the holiday/sick day coverage

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    Dow2017-11-12
  6. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dow full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn Great Safety Culture

    Cons

    Far too political, Engineers have way too much control. There is a culture created there that its pounds first safety second unless someone is watching. This is reflected in bonus performances.

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    Dow2017-10-11
  7. "Student Operator Position"

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    Former Employee - Power Engineer Student in Fort Saskatchewan, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to learn whatever you want. Great pay for a student position. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No positions in sight for awhile.

    Dow2017-09-16
  8. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy which may delay business decisions.

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    Dow2017-07-19
  9. "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous people, great pay, respectful environment

    Cons

    Male dominated , not very many female managers

    Dow2017-06-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bitter Honey"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow

    Pros

    Compensation and that is all.

    Cons

    Heavy political, favoritism, job insecurity, unbalanced work-life

    Dow2017-04-05
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