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Updated 16 Sep 2019

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Pioneer Hybrid International CEO Paul E. Schickler
Paul E. Schickler
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  • "Long hours, no advancement, constant changes in head count(in 21 reviews)

  • "Upper management has unrealistic expectations of what can be done with little resources (monetary and staffing)(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salaries and working environment. Lots of opportunities to try new skills. Good diversity and tolerance policy. You can always get a support

    Cons

    Not always proper guidance, in times of merge difficult to find a proper person in charge of anything. Future about AGCo is keeping in the dark.

    Pioneer Hybrid International2017-08-16
  2. "Extensive Change"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company had a fairly supportive working environment and encouraged continuing education. Focus on quality research and products.

    Cons

    Work life balance wasn't ideal and extensive overtime is expected. Upper management has unrealistic expectations of what can be done with little resources (monetary and staffing). Extensive change has led to instability during the recent merger and spin.

    Advice to Management

    Respect for People used to be held as a core value of the company and should be given greater focus again for the sake of employee retention.

    Pioneer Hybrid International2019-09-03
  3. "Senior Investment Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, positive work environment, solid management team, great people to work with

    Cons

    Sometime collaboration amongst varioud departments is not encourage or accepted enough

    Advice to Management

    Get all areas of the organization talking and working with each other

    Pioneer Hybrid International2017-10-10
  4. "Dupont Pioneer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time

    Pros

    Engaging work environment and great people. Very collaborative. Decision making at the employee level.

    Cons

    Tough environment going through merger. Will be better after that's over.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating to the employees. Don't commit if you can't follow through. Just be honest.

    Pioneer Hybrid International2017-09-06
  5. "Great company if you are in the right group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and team oriented. There is a lot of intelligent, kind-hearted people here. Everyone will pull together to get things done.

    Cons

    There is a tendency towards silos and at times people can be pretty territorial. There is some fear of making the wrong decision, so no decisions are made. Lots and lots of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people and let them do what you are paying them to do. Encourage work across groups to give people more opportunities and break down walls.

    Pioneer Hybrid International2016-10-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Talent Acquisition Coordinator"

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    Talent Acquisition Country Coordinator in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, team work, environment and benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot to professional development

    Pioneer Hybrid International2016-06-29
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company in a time of uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time

    Pros

    Strong history. Good employees - like most places work environment varies by manager. Great long-term mission. Watch for improvement in 2017.

    Cons

    Seeing impact of management decisions. Current DuPont board changes has led to poor morale during time of layoffs, merger uncertainty, leadership uncertainty, etc.

    Pioneer Hybrid International2016-03-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Contracted to DuPont-Pioneer"

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    Research Assistant in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pioneer Hybrid International for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, was valued at a contractor, learned lots of valuable skills

    Cons

    Unfortunately, corporate restructuring is forcing all research and development in Delaware to stop by the end of March. Price of corn seems to dictate investment in R&D

    Advice to Management

    Value your contractors! Ideally, there would be no contractor positions in the labs- You should really create direct-hire positions

    Pioneer Hybrid International2016-01-13
  9. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Hybrid International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, decent benefits. Lots of opportunity to move around in the company. Good area to live in. Good people.

    Cons

    Since Pioneer was bought by DuPont, benefits have changed a lot, usually not for the better. This is very much a biology company so everything done here is in support of biology and sales. If you work in any other area of the company, expect to be managed by someone who has other priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Far to much volatility over the past several years. Also large scale engineering projects shouldn't be run by biologists.

    Pioneer Hybrid International2015-11-25
  10. "Research Associate"

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     in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer Hybrid International

    Pros

    Great work environment, Flexible schedule, Great compensation and Benefits

    Cons

    Job Stability, regular lay offs and job cut backs

    Pioneer Hybrid International2015-10-05
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