DuPont
3.5 of 5 302 reviews
www.dupont.com Wilmington, DE 5000+ Employees

DuPont Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 302 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman

Ellen J. Kullman

(161 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company to work for

AFT (Current Employee)
Moncks Corner, SC

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

ProsManagement has open door and actually listens to employees

ConsA little slow to adapt to new technology

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Contiuos development at DuPont

Global Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementAt 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

ProsYou are surrounded by intelligent people on a daily basis

ConsI would not mind a sald bar in the lunch room

Advice to Senior ManagementCouldn't ask for better management, company is run soundly

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

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Good place to work. Competitive salary

Senior Dryer Operator (Current Employee)
New Johnsonville, TN

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

ProsPays really well, Yearly bonus, strong safety guidelines

ConsCurrently undergoing spin off. Future a little unsure

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Well run, professional internal Six Sigma organization

Master Black Belt (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

ProsDuPont 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.

ConsDuPont 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company to work for

Technical Specialist (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

ProsLot of opportunities and great salary

ConsCurrently passing thru a transformation to better serve the markets and stock holders, but does not diminish the pros.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company that lives up to it's safety reputation.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Parkersburg, WV

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

ProsGood pay and excellent work environment.

ConsThey are selling parts of the Corporation at an alarming rate, not sure what will be left.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fair company to work for with strong values and lots of opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou keep growing in your career if you deliver

ConsSome limitations when you drive change. Needs new generations in leadership to drive change more agressively

Advice to Senior ManagementIncreased speed of response needed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Machine Designer (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

ProsFlexible work/life environment, good pay, good benefits, satisfying work, everyone that works here will treat you with respect.

ConsNot sure where the company is headed and why, need to get back to the roots that built the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfying

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

ProsWork is technically challenging. State of the art. Top notch colleagues. Vast resources. Strong safety record. Demonstrates respect for people.

ConsAbove average level of micromanagement that affects efficiency. Below average rate of project progression due to deliberate, data driven, decision making

Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish clear direction and deligate tasks to subordinates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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