Dow Corning Corporation in India has been named among ‘India’s Best Companies To Work For 2010’ by Great Place to Work® Institute India, ranking 12th among the Top 25 Best Companies to work for and second in the category of Manufacturing & Production Industry.
‘Best Companies To Work For 2010’ is the largest and most comprehensive employee-based study conducted annually in the region, with employees participating from more than 400 companies.
Dow Corning employees in India were asked to assess the company on parameters like the degree of employees’ trust in the company they work for, pride in what they do and camaraderie between the people they work with.
Dow Corning implements multiple initiatives to ensure high levels of employee satisfaction. The company also provides employees tools and resources for managing work life balance. Employees in India and other sites are able to find a balance between their professional and personal lives as they can enjoy flexible working hours. When needed, the employees are also allowed to work from home helping them to successfully integrate work and life.
Dow Corning ensures professional training and development of employees by offering coaching, mentoring, on-the-job training as well as international career development opportunities and assignments to broaden their experiences.
The corporation is committed to ensuring workforce diversity that mirrors the marketplace with employees from varied family and educational backgrounds, different perspectives, experiences and ways of thinking.
Deep involvement in communities is another way in which Dow Corning inspires its employees. The company has been active among the villages around its manufacturing facility in India – implementing projects ranging from a library for a village school to day care centers for underprivileged kids to a solar PV system that helps power a village school. The company employees also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for people in need.
Jean-Paul Mollie, Dow Corning’s president for India, South Asia, Middle East and Africa said “Our programs like work-life effectiveness, wellness, flexi-timing, tuition reimbursements are some of the tools and resources that enable employees to effectively manage their work and life, advance in their careers and volunteer in their communities. The quality and commitment of our employees has been critical to our success as they are the source of our ideas, actions and performance.” India employees indicated that Dow Corning is a great place to work and they perceive the company as being trustworthy, managed honestly and ethically. “The fact that our employees have rated us highly in our first participation in this study proves our strong commitment to create a unique corporate culture.” said Jean-Paul.