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DuPont Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
438 Reviews
3.6
438 Reviews
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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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Employee 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

    Pros

    Supportive of good ideas and initiatives

    Cons

    Europe may be a backwater

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

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  5. 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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    - relaxed atmosphere
    - friendly people
    - a lot of support from management
    - very easy to connect with other offices if interested
    - very large, global company with so many different areas to explore

    Cons

    - older crowd
    - Wilmington isn't the most exciting place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the current company values and I think the company's future will be successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Trusting culture where employees can contribute to their full potential

    Cons

    Sometimes too internally focused and therefore don't have enough information about what is going on in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Safety Health Environment

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    Former Employee - SHE Consultant in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - SHE Consultant in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Safety first, great people, pay, bonuses, recognition rewards, training/development opportunities, tuition reimbursement program, personal development, holidays, vacation, great culture, travel, global teams

    Cons

    As with any huge corporation, change can take time and resources. Also, some employees are 3rd generation (DuPont is over 200 years olds!) and have a sense of entitlement because their parents and grandparents had it much better...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose touch with the employees in the field and plant sites. Resist the urge to be short sighted (quarterly stock returns v long term life/health of corporation).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a decent large company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you like the relative stability of large companies, DuPont is a good one. There is still a sense of community and values in the company, which also means that a fair number of good people work there.

    Cons

    All the drawbacks of large, publicly held companies apply to DuPont as well. It can be very slow / bureaucratic and higher levels of management are not necessarily the best people to work with or for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give in to the idiots on Wall Street who will destroy everything the company stands for, including what makes it valuable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Several years experience with company. All was well until this year.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Room to advance. Can receive excellent training.

    Cons

    Spin off of company. Had no input on my career path after spin off announced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep presenting opportunities to your employees to raise their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This is a wonderful company that has many growth opportunities! I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Collaboration, innovation, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    long hours at work sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to allow for mid career people to advance quicker, it seems as you get to mid level advancement starts to stale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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