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Dow Agro Sciences

(Public)  
Biotechnology
HQ: Indianapolis, IN   |   5,000 - 10,000 employees  |  
Overview
Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, began in 1989 as DowElanco, a joint venture between the plant sciences businesses of The Dow Chemical Company and Eli Lilly and Company. In 1997, DowElanco was renamed Dow AgroSciences when Dow acquired 100 percent ownership of the business from Lilly. In 2011, Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, had annual sales of $5.6 billion.

Our products and services are designed to solve problems for our customers, boosting ag productivity to maximum sustainable levels to meet the needs of our world’s expanding population. Our research focus is on game-changing technologies to provide better crops, better plant nutrition and more effective pest management solutions. The goal of our research efforts is faster, better, more efficient, more productive and more viable agriculture long-term, because our world’s future depends upon crop production technology.
Culture
The unique culture at Dow AgroSciences has evolved naturally from our people and from the everyday practice of our core values. The talents and leadership abilities of our people are our greatest resource. Therefore, we strive to hire highly qualified individuals who have the ability to develop original solutions and the passion to make a difference – and then we help them in that quest.

We are committed to developing and utilizing the unique talents of all of our employees globally. Synergizing the differences of our employees is what will help us achieve the highest level of creativity in solving our customer's needs. Therefore, we encourage every employee to look at work situations from a fresh perspective and offer ideas for new approaches or solutions.

Survey feedback tells us that our employees feel we have several strengths in our culture including our ability to focus on an objective and "get the job done." They feel our commitment to people and organizational issues is outstanding. They feel we have a culture that allows them to have ownership in their future…a culture that supports total engagement and passion…a learning culture.

We also know that in order to be the most productive employee you can be that you need a healthy balance between your professional life and time for family and friends. What contributes to a person's "quality of life" is always a matter of perspective, but we feel the broad array of programs we offer in this area will definitely help you achieve this balance.

We also feel it is our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and therefore enrich the lives of our employees, their families and our neighbors in the local communities where we do business globally through focused philanthropic giving of money, assets and time.
Benefits
Why work here? One big reason is impact.

Due to the proactive consolidation resulting in fewer layers of management today, as a Dow AgroSciences' team member you have the freedom and opportunity to directly impact business performance from your first days on the job.

We have a strong Career Development program to help you achieve all of your career goals and ambitions. We also offer outstanding pay and recognition programs.

We provide you with first class tools to help you manage your health, your future financial security and your family's future.

At Dow AgroSciences you will have opportunities to work with and learn from top caliber people from all corners of the globe.

Career Development
Managing Your Own Performance…A Partnership for Growth

The ability to plan your career path is important and at Dow AgroSciences we have many tools and processes in place to make this both easy and rewarding. And career development involves continuous learning throughout your career.

Compensation & Recognition
Everybody likes to feel good about their jobs because they feel they are making a difference in the world, but earning enough money to provide a comfortable living for ourselves and our families is also a high priority. At Dow AgroSciences, we help you accomplish this goal several ways.

Salaries
At Dow AgroSciences, you are rewarded with very competitive pay based on job requirements and your performance relative to your peers. We pay more to our top performers than other leading companies. Your monthly base salary, however, is just the start of your total compensation.

Annual Bonuses
Eligible employees participate in our annual company bonus plan. This plan links employee pay to company and personal performance. It's our way of showing that when the company does well, Dow AgroSciences people benefit, too, as our employees are the ones who made the performance possible in the first place.

We also have a sales incentive plan in place in several countries for eligible employees within the sales force. The plan, which replaces the corporate bonus plan, has a higher emphasis on individual contribution. This variable pay plan has a very positive effect on the morale of and results from our sales people.

Recognition
We also offer rewards in the form of:
  • A recognition program
  • An employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Stock Options
  • Professional accomplishment recognition (e.g. promotions, product patents)
Career Opportunities
You can build a career in a place where you AND your work matter.

Fewer pursuits are more inspiring than those that help people live better lives. A career at Dow AgroSciences gives you the opportunity to enhance the quality of life for people around the world: ensuring the availability and quality of the world's food supply, enhancing energy supply, and improving human health while respecting the environment.

Without the right people, we could not improve the way the world lives. We hire individuals who demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, initiative, problem solving and leadership.

The opportunities to make a contribution at Dow AgroSciences are as diverse as our business and the people who work here. Our employees work in one of four business areas:

  • Research and Development
  • Commercial - including sales and marketing
  • Operations/Manufacturing
  • Administration - including Finance, Public Affairs, Human Resources and Law


To learn more about Dow AgroScience's career opportunities, please visit http://www.dow.com/careers/
Mission
Mission
Our mission is to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress by providing sustainable solutions to our customers.

Values
Our Values clearly articulate what our expectations are as an organization — what we hold to be fundamental to our culture. It is imperative that all of us, as employees at Dow AgroSciences, ensure these Values are maintained and are constantly made real to everyone at Dow AgroSciences.

  • Integrity- We believe our promise is our most vital product - our word is our bond. The relationships that are critical to our success depend entirely on maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards around the world. As a vital measure of integrity, we will ensure the health and safety of our communities, and protect the environment in all we do.

  • Respect for People- We believe in the inherent worth of all people.
    We, the employees of Dow, are the engine of value creation; our imagination, determination, and dedication are essential to growth. We will work to celebrate and reward the unique backgrounds, viewpoints, skills, and talents of everyone at Dow. Respect for people is measured by how we treat each other, by the contributions that flow from our diversity, by the productivity of our relationships, and by a job well done, no matter what the job.

  • Protecting Our Planet- We focus on the discovery and development of greener and more sustainable solutions. Our innovative products and solutions provide positive contributions to the lives of our stakeholders. We minimize our own environmental impact while delivering solutions that help our customers and the rest of society do the same. We are committed to contributing to community success in sustainable ways.
Global Headquarters
Dow AgroSciences has major research sites, manufacturing facilities and business offices all over the world in support of our mission: to deliver innovative technology that improves the quality of life of the world's growing population. This global reach means lots of career opportunities for you.

Global Headquarters
Dow AgroSciences LLC's global headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which offers the cultural advantages of a progressive metropolitan area and the comfortable hospitality of the Midwest.

Its energetic spirit is reflected in an ever-developing skyline, vibrant arts and attractions, outstanding shopping and dining, and a wide variety of cultural, educational, sports and leisure opportunities.

Indianapolis is America's 12th largest as well as one of the most accessible cities. Often referred to as the "Crossroads of America," Indianapolis has excellent interstate access and is within a day's drive of more than half the U.S. population. It's just a few hours from Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis and lots of other great cities in the Midwest.

Indianapolis International Airport is served by 18 airlines offering 180 daily flights departing for destinations across the country and around the world, making it even quicker to get to your desired locations.
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