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DuPont Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
395 Reviews
3.6
395 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
Ellen J. Kullman
207 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 56 reviews)

  • Outstanding core values, Excellent reputation, World class innovations capabilities (in 32 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 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Regression toward the mean...

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

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

    Pros

    stability; company has been in business for > 200 years. Variety of businesses and job types.

    Cons

    slow moving, introverted culture. Company is not growing as fast as its peers and competitors. Limited upside opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leaders should INTERACT with your technical staff. You would be astounded at the distortion of your message as it filters down through layers of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    business process

    • 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 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short Term Thinking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    20 years+

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Good People, Higher than average intelligence employees. Competitive pay is available. Good benefits. Workplace safety held as a Core Value, it's a benefit to the employee.

    Cons

    Poor facilities in some cases. Competitive pay is not equitably metered out. Benefits are not fist class as they used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the synergies of a diverse portfolio. Avoid breaking up further.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people, boring as hell

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

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

    Pros

    strong values, great work life balance

    Cons

    hierarchy and backwards thinking. can't keep up to save the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give talented mid level employees opportunities to manage people and lead business-critical departments. get rid of low performers and recognize the stars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Industrial Biotech conglomerate offering experience but no growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology
    Trying to "green" the economy
    Great culture in Palo Alto

    Cons

    No growth opportunities
    Management cares more about saving money (at everyones expense) instead of investing into new platforms or its employees
    Old boys club mentality
    No concrete information on how to get promoted or get good annual reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels like a sinking ship. Revenue hasn't grown in a number of years. Forcing sig sigma on researchers is an unproven strategy that never worked for GE or Motorola. How bad do things have to get before constructive changes are made.

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

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not always the best locations

  9.  

    A company that focused alot on core values

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment is respectful, colleagues are polite to each other. The company has initiatives to engage every employee

    Cons

    Employees and leaders are risk averse. Providing candid feedback are rare. Opportunity to improve Information management systems. Working atmosphere has become more uncertain due to business change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more and authentically with employee

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience for young engineers.

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    • 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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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