DuPont Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
364 Reviews
3.5
364 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
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193 Ratings

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

    I worked at DuPont full-time for 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
  2.  

    Awesome Company!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a great company. DuPont provides wonderful benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    As with anywhere, personality conflicts with some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk. always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer  in  East La Porte, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer in East La Porte, TX (US)

    I worked at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with the best team. People were super nice and well coming and very open minded. They all also have an open door policy

    Cons

    It is the middle of the summer so it might be hard to motivate yourself to go to the plant in protective gear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To continue what is going on in the plant. Although the process is not perfect, definitely continue to employ people like the ones I worked with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience and a wonderful learning environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Learning environment and focus placed on personal development

    Cons

    Could not get a permanent position after my temporary position had ended

  6.  

    Spent three years with Sourcing and Logistics organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Consultant  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Sourcing Consultant in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Flex work hours
    Job security

    Cons

    Bureaucratic decision making process
    Lack of strong developmental leaders
    Not many opportunities for early advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has been going through a substantial transformation over the past few years as they shift focus to Ag and Industrial Bio-sciences businesses. As this transformation is complete there is a need to align the business structure with these businesses. The bonus structure is not designed well for encouraging top performers. This creates complacency as there is little financial benefit between a poor rating and an excellent rating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent core values and including safety, respect for people and the environment.

    Cons

    Could use some more agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New market speeds and demands will require more and more speed and agility from large corporations and this is a great improvement point.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Competitive and science driven company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    work life balance
    Challenging projects
    People are willing to help

    Cons

    -very conservative
    -not enough benefits for contractors
    -Intern program needs to reorganize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more the Intern Program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    High management turn over. Inexperienced leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great treatment of employees
    - Good pay
    - Great management & coworkers
    - Geared toward future growth
    - Future looks promising
    - Management is willing to green light projects.
    - Lots of expansion

    Cons

    - None enjoyed the experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but they are changing in a negative way

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Very bright people, good technology, good atmosphere, good ethics, and a nice steady organization. I always felt like I was making a contribution to society working here.

    Cons

    changing business structure makes life uncertain, which depresses morale. Many changes are being made with one foot in the old world and one in the new, which means you get the worst of both worlds.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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