The Dow Chemical Company

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About us

ABOUT DOW

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences 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 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

If you picture yourself as part of a team that creates higher performance for customers and reshapes the world around us for a better future, we invite you to learn more about Dow. We offer countless possibilities for you to make a difference. To learn more about Dow's career opportunities, please visit www.careersatdow.com

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE

 

Dow Ethics
At Dow, we measure success not only by the results we achieve, but by how we achieve them. Dow's policy is to be lawful, highly-principled and socially responsible in all of its business practices. Dow expects employees to learn and comply with all company policies and laws applicable to their job responsibilities and adhere to the guiding principles outlined in the Code of Business Conduct.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Dow, 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.

 

Enabling Work-Life Effectiveness

We recognize the many demands on Dow people’s time – in the workplace, at home and in the community. We have practices, including providing guidelines and training to help Dow people create and maintain flexible work arrangements. Our approach to creating work-life effectiveness is supporting our people’s professional and personal goals as well as Dow’s business objectives.

 

WORKING AT DOW

Top Tier Compensation
You believe in delivering your very best on the job every day and you want to be compensated accordingly for your performance. We share your work ethic and believe that compensation should be tied to your performance and the overall success of the company. This is why Dow has established a pay-for-performance compensation approach that rewards you according to your contributions. We also believe top talent at Dow should earn top tier compensation. Dow consistently ranks among top paying employers in each market where we operate.

Comprehensive Benefits
We offer long–term adventure and daily rewards – and the opportunity to carve out a unique and vibrant career path. We both expect and nurture leadership in every employee as we challenge each other to be the best. Dow offers attractive benefits packages which typically include the following:

·     retirement plans

·     health insurance

·     life insurance

·     disability coverage

·     business travel insurance

·     employee stock purchase plan

·     generous vacation and holidays

While benefits vary by country, our programs rank among those offered by top multinational companies doing business in the places where we operate.

 

Recognition and Reward
At Dow, we believe in letting you know we’ve noticed your good work and showing our appreciation for your contributions.

To make it easy to say “thank you” regularly and meaningfully across the miles, we have established the web-based Recognition@Dow tool, available 24/7 for use by all employees to recognize their colleagues’ day-to-day contributions as well as milestone results. The highest level of this recognition program is the Diamond Keepsake Award which rewards an outstanding employee – with a cash bonus equal to 20 or 30 percent of monthly pay – for extraordinary personal initiative and impact on our company or our customers.

Dow’s other employee recognition programs include a number of performance and service awards.

Learning and Development
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.

Development is a priority in Dow's ever-evolving work environment, where our performance culture comes to life as employees continually apply the skills necessary for Dow to win in the global marketplace. Simply put, we invest in our employees to keep them at the forefront of their respective fields. 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.