Oleksandr Aleksandrov

Number of years working at Dow – 13 years

Did you join Dow as a co-op, intern, as a first job, or as an experienced hire?

Experienced hire.

What do you like most about your job?

The thing I like most is the possibility to handle new issues – in both business and geographical roles. I am regularly facing new challenges to cope with. It is a great motivation for productive work and I am glad to see the progress and excellent results, meaning I do my job in the right way.

What attracted you to Dow when deciding where you wanted to work?

The thing I like most is the possibility to handle new issues – in both business and geographical roles. I am regularly facing new challenges to cope with. It is a great motivation for productive work and I am glad to see the progress and excellent results, meaning I do my job in the right way.

Can you describe a specific program or challenging project that resulted in you growing as an individual?

Typically, crises give you an opportunity to grow and develop new skills. The most challenging case was handling a local business issue that we managed to close and get the business back.

How does Dow enable you to live a vibrant life?

First, it is about the company spirit that motivates you and encourages for this life style. Secondly, working at Dow is a guarantee to have a vibrant life not only in working hours, but also during out-of-office activities and corporate events, organized for the employees.

Do you have a mentor? Do you participate in an employee network? If yes to either, how has your mentor/network improved your work experience at Dow?

I used to have a mentor when started in Dow and she helped me a lot in better understanding Dow and to the way to do business. I am grateful to her for all her support and knowledge I gained.

How has Dow helped you thrive as a person? As an employee?

Work-life balance is a must to thrive as a person, and Dow helps to put make a proper choice.

How do you feel you are helping to make a difference in the world or your community by working at Dow? What is the most exciting thing you feel you have contributed by working at Dow?

It is great experience to collaborate with different value chain stakeholders in PackStudios format, and especially to contribute to global programs like “Save Food Initiative” by bringing innovative solutions to the market, which prolong products’ shelf life and improve packaging integrity. In addition, I was happy to be involved in a number of donation projects in Ukraine like providing help to a perinatal center and orphanages. I think that such projects are of a high significance along with the main activity of Dow. Establishing business relations with the customers and sales are integral part of our work. At the same time, I am glad that our company also pays a great attention to the support of different charity organizations.

Is there anything else that you would like to add/share?

Dow is a special company, which helps you to grow professionally and personally, and I am happy to be a part of this multinational team.