DuPont
3.5 of 5 331 reviews
www.dupont.com Wilmington, DE 5000+ Employees

DuPont Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 331 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman

Ellen J. Kullman

(175 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Average Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits
    Excellent co-workers
    Great Safety Culture

    ConsA lot of Bureaucracy
    Slow process
    Can't get anything complete

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent working condition.

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company with many opportunities. Good pay and benefits.

    ConsLot of red tapes. Too slow to accept change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on accountability from top to bottom.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning and working environment!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryone is very friendly and willing to help you with any problem you may have. Great business and well structured. Competitive pay, and very safe for a chemical plant.

    ConsThere is a lot of red tape to go through to get things done and the safety procedures are numerous and sometimes redundant. Previous generation did not do a good job of keeping up with the maintenance works.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wilmington, DE

    ProsNice people to work with.
    Get improved in your programming skills.

    ConsHard to find a financial area job if you don't have finance background.
    People usually don't know what you did in DuPont and they are not very interested.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more background about business through other ways

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    Going downhill fast

    Process Operator (Current Employee)
    La Porte, TX

    ProsSafety conscious atmosphere
    Good salary comparable to other area companies
    Ok benefits. Used to be better
    Decent supervision now that the Vinyls unit was sold.

    ConsRecently reduced vacation policy
    Recently reduced disability program
    No pension
    No growth/expansion at this facility
    Management top heavy. They keep creating new jobs that aren't needed

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline and focus on growth and infrastructure improvement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros(1) Paid well (2) very safety conscious (3) research is supported well (4) super nice people to work with (5) flexible work hours (6) vacation is generous and used at employees own discretion.

    Cons(1) Employee rating system: Employees may be rated as underperforming even though they meet all expectations. System causes animosity amongst employees and very low moral. (2) No clear description for path to promotion (3) Respect for People is a core value however it is an oxymoron because of (a) the Employee rating system, (b) the large number of year to year contractor employees. How can you plan your life with a year to year contract, minimal vacation, and no benefits, (c) slashed medical benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not blame the "indians" when the "chiefs" are making all of the bad decisions. Focus on a well developed business plan with direction and implement the plan longer a year. Get feedback from rank and file employees. Employees are fearful of speaking out and being honest because of Rating/Ranking System.

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    Ok to work for now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValues, focus, technology, global, diverse

    ConsSlow decision making. Rigid structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementOk

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    Take Work/Life Balance & Safety First Seriously

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat group to work with; most employees have been here for their whole career and are always willing to coach and mentor. This culture screams work/life balance.

    ConsLarge company with offices all over the US; not the best at connecting and staying on the same page.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow leaders to emerge and empower them. Don't be so cautious to make a move and feel the need to hold several conference calls when proposing something "new". Innovation is years behind other large corp.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    slow to move up

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople respect you, are friendly

    Constoo many old folks that will not retire, short term vision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Running in a circle...

    Consulting Engineer (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsPretty secure and average pay.

    ConsAbove my level of education, not challenging and without any prospective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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