Inclusivity is an ongoing priority for this manufacturer of plastics, silicones, and more, which has earned Dow a spot on the Best Companies to Work For list for a third year.
- To ensure its efforts don’t falter, Dow built a scorecard for diversity and inclusion metrics, which provides transparency for how each segment of the company is progressing. A separate workforce dashboard for leaders gives them visibility into the diversity breakdown of their team.
- The company’s Peer Allies program randomly assigns participants a new peer/ally connection each month, encouraging them to meet for at least one 30-minute one-on-one conversation. So far, more than 1,400 people at all levels throughout the company (making up roughly 10% of the workforce) take part in it.
- “Dow is a wonderful company to work for,” said one employee. “The management does a wonderful job meeting you where you are in life and being flexible to allow employees to be productive all while managing their lives.”
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As of 4/4/23
James R. Fitterling
Market Value ($M)
Figures are for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2022. Market value as of March 17, 2023. Sources: S&P Global; Bloomberg.
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Employees (as of March 2023)
Job openings (as of March 2023)
Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
BenefitsAs of 8/3/22
100% health coverage
Compressed work weeks
Option to work remotely
Minimum requirement in-office attendance (days per week)
Percentage of health care premiums covered
Mental health coverage
Free mental health sessions (per year)
Free backup childcare time off (days)
Maximum $ amount covered for fertility services
Fully paid maternal leave (days)
Fully paid paternal leave (days)
Fully paid adoptive leave (days)
Maternal leave in addition to regular time off (days)
Paid days off for volunteering
DiversityAs of 8/3/22
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
% Two or more races
% Unknown ethnicity
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