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DuPont Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
400 Reviews
3.6
400 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 56 reviews)

  • Great focus on core values and a really helpful and collaborative environment (in 34 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 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    I worked at DuPont for a year and had a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant atmosphere and a great team. I was challenged but supported in everything I did and I couldn't recommend it any more highly.

    Cons

    I worked on a contract basis and although there was a full time position available it took over six months to offer it to me. By this point I'd already found a full time job elsewhere and felt obliged to take it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR Internship

    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern

    I worked at DuPont as an intern

    Pros

    1. autonomy
    2. lot of learning

    Cons

    dont have a good structure in place to manage things.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Systems Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Systems Coordinator in Bristol, England

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
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  5.  

    Best years in business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the best company to improve yourself.

    Cons

    Benefits and working conditions are valuable.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of opportunities for young, smart, team-oriented people

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, transfers and cross functional experience. Very respectful environment with high safety values. Stable jobs at plant sites. Collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover since the area is booming and employees often get experience then leave for other companies. Also the company is publicly shedding businesses that are not around their high margin agriculture business and the "fresh start" initiative has a lot of corporate "overhead" employees worried for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees than needed at more than competitive salaries to make up for the experience that is dwindling and hopefully with attrition you will have enough to keep the knowledge high. Also a lot of senior leadership is at retirement age which makes it difficult for them to be motivated to make necessary changes.. They are more likely to keep it "stable" at status quo rather than rock the boat when needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    business process

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    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company , excellent people

    Cons

    too much politics hindering growth of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with reality

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good Temporary Employment but don't Expect to be Made Permanent

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    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Contractors are well paid and well received. You are valued, however generally speaking they is no hope of being made permanent.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. On-boarding is sparse, it is tough to gain access to necessary software. Literally you must set you IT things up yourself. The company is in the midst of reduction of workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Regression toward the mean...

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    stability; company has been in business for > 200 years. Variety of businesses and job types.

    Cons

    slow moving, introverted culture. Company is not growing as fast as its peers and competitors. Limited upside opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leaders should INTERACT with your technical staff. You would be astounded at the distortion of your message as it filters down through layers of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short Term Thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexibility in work schedule, 401K

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of short term thinking. It feels like making the quarter is the only priority, willing to sacrifice long term business and profits for short term, quarterly win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    20 years+

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good People, Higher than average intelligence employees. Competitive pay is available. Good benefits. Workplace safety held as a Core Value, it's a benefit to the employee.

    Cons

    Poor facilities in some cases. Competitive pay is not equitably metered out. Benefits are not fist class as they used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the synergies of a diverse portfolio. Avoid breaking up further.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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