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DuPont Reviews

Updated 20 January 2015
Updated 20 January 2015
416 Reviews
3.5
416 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 a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Uncertain Future

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, welcoming workplace culture, strong safety mindset, plenty of internal job opportunities and room for advancement, multiple business units to try working in, and clear company goals.

    Cons

    I would prefer more work locations in the northeast. The company is going through many changes with the spinoff of two large business units, DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts and DuPont Titanium Technologies, recent sale of DuPont Performance Coatings, corporate reorganization, and the purchase and integration of Danisco and Genencor. I no longer see DuPont as the chemical giant I was interested in working for as the new direction of the company involves less chemical processes. While DuPont has shifted it's direction in biomaterials and advancing biotechnology, it remains uncertain if DuPont can fund those new businesses with the loss of revenue from DC&F and DTT. DuPont's engineering department is shrinking and the large projects that once existed are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change can be good, but too much change too quickly is concerning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good Compay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Good company to work with. which has Core values, and a person can have very good work life balance, working with du pont.

    Cons

    Biased management. management fails to recognizes the right talent. Mostly of the cases the people who are in favor of the management are given the recognition and opportunity instead of the people with the talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize with the right talent instead of showing favoritism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great corporate culture

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Geat salary and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and employee rotation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company - Lots of Changes

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    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great Colleagues and a great environment, when there are no distractions as we currently have.

    Cons

    Not sure what the direction of the company is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a course and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    DuPont gives to all employees, a lot of experience, security and status

    Cons

    I have to left them because they sold my business unit, but I still have the same job in the company who now owns this business unit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    DuPont is turning into agricultural company, not chemical anymore.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Working culture is good for work and life balance

    Cons

    Company is focusing on earning rather than science of miracle.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    flexible schedule
    most managers are hands off
    great safety culture

    Cons

    management not stable
    salaries not as competitive

    Approves of CEO

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