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Dow Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.8
78%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling
Jim Fitterling
123 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great exposure to the leadership team; a lot of data-oriented projects; great work life balance;(in 153 reviews)

  • "Awesome benefits with a very positive work environment(in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • "Midland is not a town for singles/30 somethings(in 64 reviews)

  • "Very poor work life balance for Supply Chain jobs at HQ(in 57 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Dow, a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Thornhill, ON

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

    Pros

    Top quartile compensation package Ethical, responsible company Work process, operating discipline oriented

    Cons

    Work process oriented to an extreme

    Dow2019-11-13
  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. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Summer student program is great. Receiving pay was a slightly difficult process

    Dow2018-01-22
  6. 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

    Advice to Management

    -Keep trying -You need to hire "Floaters" to cover shifts, and extraneous tasks -Use shifts that are healthier for the employees -Develop real training systems and paths that employees can see and follow (these systems should also help ambitious employees in competition for advancement) -All operations and facilities should be equipped with a Gym and trainers (all shifts, possibly manned by floaters) with long... enough "lunch hours" for employees to take advantage of.

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    Dow2017-11-12
  7. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to a level of culture where there is a strong teamwork environment from all factions of the business. Leverage expertise from all and any group instead of creating a polarized dictatorship. The company would save incredible amounts of money if there was better planning put into place , instead of backlogging the processes with bureaucracy.

    Dow2017-10-11
  8. "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
  9. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and simplify procedures

    Dow2017-07-19
  10. "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
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