DuPont Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great products- worst line management I have seen in my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great products, little accountability ( from top to bottom), aging equipment that requires constant maintenance, run to fail mode ensuring chaos maintenance and OVERTIME-yay, knee-jerk reaction to equipment failures-yay more OT.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism and politics are the order of the day. Stay in the "most-favored nation" status or a bad day is in your future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any 1st line that hasn't progressed to 2nd line in 8 years please move on. Any 2nd line that won't enforce this-please move on. Any 3rd line that wont spend time on the floor-please move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. It is been good so far.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    great work environment here at dupont

    Cons

    company doesn't know where it is going?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have fun and work safe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. DuPont is no longer a chemical company

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Deepwater, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Deepwater, NJ

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There were great opportunities in the past, but not anymore.

    Cons

    The company treats it's employees as if they are a burden, not an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. They say they support Lean Mfg / Continuous Improvement, but it was difficult to make changes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, through training and a very safe place to work.

    Cons

    It was difficult to make changes for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit excepting the status-quo and incompetence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    The DuPont Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, TX

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience working in a manufacturing intensive environment. Good 410k and insurance. The name goes a little distance when talking with other employers.

    Cons

    Well below average salaries and bonuses. Hired on as a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters Degree in TX with several years experience in manufacturing from another industry. The pay was $35k lower than the average salary of a person directly out of college, same level of education and no experience. I had been laid off from a different market due to a down turn in sales of telecommunication fiber cable. I could not be too choosey. Little to no bonuses for engineering salaried personnel but larger bonuses for management.

    DuPont in the location I was in (Sabine River, Orange, TX) was not very supportive of active duty reserve members. After being deployed to Iraq, management said I would not be promoted any higher in my management role until out of the military. Very distasteful and lowers morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat wage roll and salaried personnel with greater respect. Also, current management need to be evaluated for discriminatory practices against military members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Short Term Thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexibility in work schedule, 401K

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of short term thinking. It feels like making the quarter is the only priority, willing to sacrifice long term business and profits for short term, quarterly win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Really not as fine tuned as they would have you think.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary and benefits and co workers.

    Cons

    excessive amount of work, with ridiculous deadlines. Training implemented is often useless. Leadership is only used to dictate, not guide or listen. All resources for employees, are untrustworthy, and don't assist the employee at all. You're never right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire experienced managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Get some experience, and move on

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    Former Employee - Operations Unit Manager in Deepwater, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Unit Manager in Deepwater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great core values. Excellent place to learn people leadership. Pay and benefits pretty good, but using "competitiveness" as an excuse to take away.

    Cons

    Always trying for cut to try to get to prosperity. Too busy with "internal assessments/internal audits" to worry about the customer. Turnover will be a challenge for next 2-3 years with pchem spin off. Talent will leave to pursue a more positive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The decision to spin performance chemicals and titanium dioxide was not popular. It will strain the remainder of DuPont to generate cash, but what do I know? I only have an MBA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Integrated Ops

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    Former Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    pay, 401k match, work from home,

    Cons

    slow, slow, slow. great people but extremely slow to move forward with anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Never ever work as a contractor here!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people, and people that have been working there have been there a very long time. Salary level is good, and they are using the latest software platforms, so you can sharpen your skills.

    Cons

    Do not work here as a contractor. They hire only a small number of their contractors. The "Employees" treat contractors as second class citizens.
    They company goes on and on about their "Core Values", which includes respect for people. Leaving a contractor with no benefits and no vacation time for years does not show them respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, I see that you NEED contractors. Bring them in for a 6 to 12 month period, and then hire them. Use your core values to show respect for the people that are talking to your customers, and doing all the hard work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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