DuPont Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
350 Reviews

3.5
350 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 51 reviews)

  • Great core values and respect for people (in 24 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 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    My reveiw

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    the sky is the limit

    Cons

    Hardly any, just general stuff to look out for

  2.  

    GREAT company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the main focuses are not only making a profit and meeting goals, but respecting each other and creating a positive work environment. Interns get very competitive pay. Engineers seem to have a great work-life balance here, no crazy hours.

    Cons

    Interns do not get involved in meatier projects, which is unfortunate. Possibly because of security of information, or believing that interns cannot handle more? I don't know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns are only a few classes shy of being qualified engineers, please don't be afraid to give them some responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a great place to work and everyone is extremely nice. I have had many great opportunities presented to me, and they are hiring young people.

    Cons

    Most of the work revolves around science (it is a science company), so if you really do not like science then you may not be interested.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - AFT  in  Moncks Corner, SC
    Current Employee - AFT in Moncks Corner, SC

    I have been working at DuPont full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management has open door and actually listens to employees

    Cons

    A little slow to adapt to new technology

  6.  

    Contiuos development at DuPont

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Finance Manager  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Global Finance Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Companies does the max for your development; values diversity and strong innovation leadership.

    Cons

    Company pushing you constantly to deliver your potential. Makes the most for your development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At critical times, workload still in the shoulders of a few, who deliver. Raising the bar needs to continue to get rid of below required performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company I've ever work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator  in  Moncks Corner, SC
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Moncks Corner, SC

    I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They treat you like you're human, when crises arise DuPont stands at the plate.

    Cons

    They had to lay me off, broke my heart! ��

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating your employees well and you will be around for many years to come. Thanks for the pleasant opportunity I had to work for such a first class operation. ��

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are surrounded by intelligent people on a daily basis

    Cons

    I would not mind a sald bar in the lunch room

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Couldn't ask for better management, company is run soundly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Competitive salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Dryer Operator  in  New Johnsonville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Dryer Operator in New Johnsonville, TN

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

    Pros

    Pays really well, Yearly bonus, strong safety guidelines

    Cons

    Currently undergoing spin off. Future a little unsure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from with area. Not company. Promote people who know and have worked in the areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great People, Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I worked at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience for new engineers

    Cons

    Very few young or new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Well run, professional internal Six Sigma organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Black Belt  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Master Black Belt in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    DuPont considers certification as a Green Belt a condition of employment for exempt employees, and Black Belt certification is expected from any professional who wants to advance in the company. Master Black Belts are highly respected and compensated.

    Cons

    DuPont does not hire talent from outside at senior levels. We hire engineers and PhD Scientists out of school, then train and sort them into Marketing, Sales, Technical, Manufacturing etc. roles. Yes, even Marketing and all the other functions like HR and IT are largely populated by engineers and scientists; this really is a science company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we want to change things in the culture, such as increasing the value of speed over being 100% sure of every decision, consider hiring in a larger number of mid-level managers from smaller companies. Hire people who do not view a multinational's geological time scale to be normal, and hire them into levels that can effect change. Outside MBBs would be a good place to start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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