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DuPont Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
405 Reviews
3.6
405 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 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at DuPont Bayport

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Pasadena, TX

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are Good. Safe Work Environment. Flex Time is a Plus. Vacation is Real Good. Advancement Opportunities are Available. Interesting Production System and Product.

    Cons

    Salary Ok. Could Be Better. Management and Engineer Turnover Happens Way to Often. Management Does Little to Keep High Performing Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold People Accountable. Do More to Keep High Performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of opportunities for young, smart, team-oriented people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, transfers and cross functional experience. Very respectful environment with high safety values. Stable jobs at plant sites. Collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover since the area is booming and employees often get experience then leave for other companies. Also the company is publicly shedding businesses that are not around their high margin agriculture business and the "fresh start" initiative has a lot of corporate "overhead" employees worried for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees than needed at more than competitive salaries to make up for the experience that is dwindling and hopefully with attrition you will have enough to keep the knowledge high. Also a lot of senior leadership is at retirement age which makes it difficult for them to be motivated to make necessary changes.. They are more likely to keep it "stable" at status quo rather than rock the boat when needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    business process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    good company , excellent people

    Cons

    too much politics hindering growth of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with reality

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    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
    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, friendly environment

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

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    The site is relatively small, so it is easy to get to know a lot of people. Plenty of very smart, easy-going, and fun individuals call this place "work", so it is a fun place to be at. There are a variety of projects, so the work environment can be very dynamic.
    The building also has a nice vibe and there is a good atmosphere overall.

    Cons

    DuPont's acquisition has changed the environment, and not necessarily for the best. There is a lot more bureaucracy and micromanagement of life outside work. The company also doesn't seem to promote often enough, and sometimes decides keep people with a fair amount of experience at the same job level for a prolonged amount of time despite consistent performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear with how you handle performance and promotions. Take into account experience and training when handing out job duties and titles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good training

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

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience for young engineers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, positive attitude, interesting work. Haven't been there long enough to judge management quality. They pay co-ops based on credits completed towards their degree which I believe is fair.

    Cons

    Very large, has bureaucratic safety policy that most big chemical companies have. If you work at a production site, the work environment can be hazardous.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work but could be great

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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