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DuPont Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
349 Reviews

3.5
349 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 51 reviews)

  • Great core values and respect for people (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • DuPont emphasizes respect for people at a high level but in reality the follow through is just not there (in 9 reviews)

  • Below average rate of project progression due to deliberate, data driven, decision making (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for and be part of... the best 28 years .

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Systems Coordinator  in  Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Systems Coordinator in Bristol, England

    Pros

    Relaxing , but productive. employee's the best , they seem to hire well, salary is very good, will not match this outside the company doing the same line of work.
    Management easy to converse with, they actually listern to issues and idea's, take on board and support you in improvments.
    Very Informative on the way the business is performing and what needs to change if anything, they involve eveyone in making changes etc.
    Good pension , share options

    Cons

    To much red tape at times.
    Slow in making decisions.
    HR (UK) not Bristol very slow and not up to date with HR laws etc, have to research yourself. need a few more people in this role / department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the big pictue, and ask yourself "what if" before making job / life changing decisions .
    Sales should sell, not just looking after their current customer base, look and research for new opportunities, they are out there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good company finding its way to be great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Wilmington, DE (US)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to develop and grow.
    Great people who care generally care.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management of people, priorities, and their roles reduces organizational productivity.
    After work force reductions, remaining work does not get eliminated requiring in some cases new contractors to be trained to do the same thing.
    Many moving parts and technical expertise prevent projects from moving quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and recognize/promote people fairly across the organization to allow better career growth.
    Carefully manage the major changes ahead to prevent political motives from overtaking goals to improve employee engagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent ,Good environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager MEP  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Manager MEP in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Career Growth ,Excellent Culture, Higher Management ,

    Cons

    Leader are not be with downline

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SHE Manager  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - SHE Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, high salary, good working environment, culture

    Cons

    horizontal organization, difficulties in division of tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more reliable HR management is needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, business growth potential, people development needs improvement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)

    Pros

    Company is pivoted and poised for growth in areas of biotech, nutrition, agriculture.

    Cons

    People development still needs to be improved- roles are not challenging enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gauge employee potential and nurture with challenging roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My reveiw

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the sky is the limit

    Cons

    Hardly any, just general stuff to look out for

  8.  

    Great company with good history ... wish is was as large as it once was

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SIX SIGMA BB
    Current Employee - SIX SIGMA BB

    Pros

    Core values, diversity, innovation at its foundation

    Cons

    Established culture ... hard to nimble - needed for today's competitive market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analysis Intern  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analysis Intern in Wilmington, DE (US)

    Pros

    The people at DuPont really practice what they preach when it comes to the core values which is great to see in such a large, and established corporation. The work was slow at times, but everyone was so helpful and willing to talk with me so I could get a more broad sense of the company and different functions.

    Cons

    Work was slow and boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great history, big change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, people and culture

    Cons

    Big change comings I'll complicate roles and careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage change effectively, invest in people and business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Professional  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Professional in Wilmington, DE (US)

    Pros

    It's been around a long time, and stable for the most part. The pay is decent.

    Cons

    The benefits were once great, but they keep chipping away. A lot of uncertainty with spinoffs and downsizing and a total change in the direction of the company. Also, the reasons for promoting or not promoting are a bit baffling. There are golden boys/girls who get the best opportunities. Also a lot of inefficiency, dead wood and people doing very little work, while others are working their butts off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually BE transparent instead of saying you are going to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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