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DuPont Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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. A company for the ambitious and lucky

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive of good ideas and initiatives

    Cons

    Europe may be a backwater

  2. Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A really large organisation with many openings and opportunities

    Cons

    Overly concerned with petty issues and do not trust their employees in my experience. Management expect too much from smaller workforce after restructuring to save money. Reps working huge areas and not allowed to answer their phones on the road, always playing catch-up

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are what makes the company work so treat them like adults

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

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at DuPont as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    HR Internship

    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern
    Former Intern - 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.

  6. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Greenville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Greenville, NC (US)

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with lots of growth opportunity. Focus a safety and innovation

    Cons

    There appears to be a disconnect and distrust between and employees

    Advice to Management

    Be open with employees. Tell them the truth about the state of affairs

  8. senior assistant research chemist

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    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Chemist in Newark, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Chemist in Newark, DE (US)

    I worked at DuPont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the top Us companies to work for ,as far as advanced technologies and research inventions and innovation, patents, new products, drugs discovery, scouting, etc

    Cons

    Had major layoffs and I was affected and oart of one as layedd of after 6 years of working there in the beginning of my new career. Very structured and specific on policies .

    Advice to Management

    Working environment needs to be more layed back and relaxed towards empolyees as well as benefits package for working mothers or people with special needs and major events in their personal life.

  9. Fermentation Engineer I

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    Former Employee - Fermentation Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Fermentation Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at DuPont

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Feels academic and industrial at the same time. Lots of fun activities. Work hard play hard environment.

    Cons

    Career development path not exactly clear, but great managers to help

  10. Good career development and great projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career development, constant trainings, excellent teamwork.

    Cons

    Management fight for power, good bosses bad leaders.

    Advice to Management

    You have excellent values but sometimes in some position they do not seem apply them

  11. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really cares about it's employees

    Cons

    I've had a great experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing good things.

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