Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 80

Dow Chemical

Midland, Mich. [North Central]
http://www.dow.com
http://www.dow.com/careers/

Why you want to work there

This Midland, Mich., producer of plastics, chemicals, hydrocarbons and agrochemicals aims to give its employees opportunity and flexibility. Workers are offered a wide variety of career options, and they can choose the working arrangements that best meet their needs with the help of tools that, for example, give them the ability to access company email via personal smartphones or tablets. Dow's flat organizational structure encourages collaboration among employees and leaders -- as well as business, functional and manufacturing personnel. IT projects and investments are closely tied to corporate goals.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 38

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 25,708

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 461

IT employee turnover in 2012: 6%

IT promotions in 2012: 17%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $1,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 24%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 36%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 20%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 15%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 21%