DuPont Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
381 Reviews
3.6
381 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 31 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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.  

    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.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company. They have a unique culture and are very proud of their history. Core values are of utmost importance and are carried out on a daily basis. Worked with many great people. Everyone was more than willing to help me out and teach me the ropes.

    Cons

    The company makes it seem like there are ample opportunities to gain employment after internship, however the amount of positions they have available is very limited. Additionally they are in the process of reorganizing the company so it was very hectic scheduling meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent work environment, good people, safety culture is top notch.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Recognition for strong performance, fast track to management, opportunity to move up salary and responsibility. The company in general has a family type feel, and once you are "in" there are opportunities to find your best fit job type where you can be of most value.

    Cons

    Poor manufacturing discipline, low margin products mean bare bones staffing for some businesses, slow management of change process, corporate bureaucracy tends to prevent major changes being implemented. Currently DuPont is undergoing large scale changes in business sector and there will be uncertainty about location and job advancement for the next 5 years,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is overall quite good. DuPont treats employees fairly and with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Core Values Practiced Every Day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Talented, intelligent, and respectful people. Company has core values (ethical behavior, safety, environmental stewardship, respect for people) and actually talks and practices them everyday. Great information technology support for all job positions.

    Cons

    Insufficient agility to harness next generation opportunities to create long-term value. Focused on this quarter's results. Team performance seems to vary from plant to plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more corporate leaders populating their own personal SharePoint sites to encourage likewise collaboration of all employees. Non-engineers can make a contribution also!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sourcing & Logistics Co-Op

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    - Ability to network around company
    - Given meaningful projects as a co-op
    - Learned a great deal about DuPont culture and history through tours, plant site visits, etc.
    - Collaborative environment, felt comfortable approaching other employees including senior leaders

    Cons

    - Some work was very core value heavy, would have liked to have spent more time on more impactful projects
    - Did not pay for intern housing
    - Ambiguity of whether or not full time offers would be given out after completion of co-op
    - Not a very progressive or forward thinking company, "old-fashioned"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company undergoing a lot of changes, should approach with a "people-first" mentality with many folks on edge about losing their jobs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work but could be great

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

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    visionary leader in Ellen Kullman
    focused on the right things - Feed the World, Make the World a Safer Place

    Cons

    must be more progressive
    old stodgy approaches
    too bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Tons of experiences to share.

    Cons

    Closed environment to outsiders. Not sure how long to break through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not always the best locations

  11.  

    A satisfying lifelong career filled with many growth and learning opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company. Many chances to learn and grow personally. Started in biological research and finished in IT

    Cons

    Company is moving away from its chemical base and employees are beginning to feel used.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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