DuPont Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
368 Reviews
3.5
368 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 55 reviews)

  • Outstanding core values, Excellent reputation, World class innovations capabilities (in 30 reviews)


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

  • Bureaucratic decision making process (in 11 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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    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.  

    DuPont a Great company to work for

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

    I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent support from the management team to do research
    Positive feedback and encouragement even during a setback in our attempts

    Cons

    Not requiring accountability from less productive employees, at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DuPont has been a great company for over 200 years since its founding by Mr. E.I DuPont, an immigrant from France.. Please make it continue as a shining great company by requiring accountability from every employee..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work/Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Extremely flexible environment to balance career and profession.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of at the moment. I am very satisfied with the position and company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this philosophy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with lots of opportunities around the world.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Innovation Trainee  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Innovation Trainee in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    I got to learn many things about food ingredients and their different functions as well as how are they applied to the food industry. The company's values are very present all the time. The structure is well defined and the leadership is always encouraging the employees to do their best.

    Cons

    Salaries are not that great, also, sometimes the workload is a bit extreme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Company!!!

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Spent three years with Sourcing and Logistics organization

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    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
  11.  

    Very Competitive and science driven company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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