At Dow, our ambition is to become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. We believe that connecting chemistry and innovation can generate new ways to solve challenges and exceed customer expectations. We believe that taking the extra step to be socially responsible does not hold us back, but instead sets us apart. We believe in the worth of our people, in the value of each individual employee and their differing experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We believe in the power of difference. Every day, we strive to build a culture that embraces innovation, responsibility and diversity. Internal data shows that Dow people are satisfied with the quality of their colleagues and leaders. Dow is a tremendous repository of talent and know-how, so our people have the opportunity to learn from and work with the best in the industry.
As you continue to grow and develop at Dow, having a clearly defined vision and plan for how you can develop are important components of reaching your goals. Your development and career plans are driven by personal choices that are tied to values, aspirations and priorities. We at Dow has a structured Employee Development Plan that is intended to encourage insights, on-going discussions and a partnership between employee and leader. The output of these discussions provides important input to employee’s career and development plans.
Yes, we are a global multinational company that promotes employee development and relocation across different countries. We have an internal job announcement system to help find opportunities in other countries. Networking, mentoring and continuous leader discussions can support with employee moves.
Dow employees can receive assistance to support life-long learning to enhance their contribution to Dow. We offer tools to plan your academic program and obtain tuition assistance.
Yes, we provide mentoring to employees. It is an informal process where participants are learning from others. The relationships provide participants the opportunity to share knowledge and support that can be relevant to their work, professional development and career. Mentoring incorporates the concept of Inclusion and Diversity, connecting people and their differences in thought and style. Mentors can be found through personal contacts, recommendations from a leader or supervisor, an employee network event, social networking, communities of practice, employee groups and the list goes on.
Dow has defined clear guidelines for identification of promising talents. They need to demonstrate behaviors that reflect our core competencies, as well as the three predictors of high potential: ability, aspiration and engagement. People leaders are asked to provide their employees with their feedback in the annual review, looking back at the previous year’s contributions and begin to set goals for the coming year. This is also the time of year when people leaders will be asked to assess their direct reports against the high potential identification criteria.
The autonomy Dow people have to get the job done is industry leading. Our flat organization, with no more than six layers from the CEO to the front lines, supports our empowered setting. We also give people the freedom to take charge of managing their career through all of the components of people success.
We offer financial rewards that are competitive with those of other leading companies. Our compensation package places us among and is competitive with the premier employers globally.
Yes, we welcome your application as we are keen on attracting the very best talent to Dow. A career with us is an invitation to explore, create, and make valuable contributions to human progress. There is a science to your success, and it starts with Dow.
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