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DuPont Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
299 Reviews
3.5
299 Reviews
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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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299 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

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  1.  

    Some good, some bad

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

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

    Pros

    Good camaraderie at my site. A lot of learning opportunities are presented though there isn't always time to fit them in. I believe in the science I'm doing. Recognition awards for employees who go out of their way to help someone out.

    Cons

    Easy to feel disconnected from the big picture in such a large organization. Too much bureaucracy. I feel like the core values are just paid lip service to but ignored for profits. Health benefits in the past few years have gotten significantly worse. Feels stuck in an old corporate mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better lines of communication, especially during turbulent times such as the spin of of Chemours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short sighted and quarterly-focused

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great history and core values

    Cons

    Management thinks only about itself, the company is not building a pipeline, everything is slow moving and risks are never taken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so short sighted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Several years experience with company. All was well until this year.

    • 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

    Room to advance. Can receive excellent training.

    Cons

    Spin off of company. Had no input on my career path after spin off announced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep presenting opportunities to your employees to raise their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a wonderful company that has many growth opportunities! I love my job!

    • 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

    Collaboration, innovation, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    long hours at work sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to allow for mid career people to advance quicker, it seems as you get to mid level advancement starts to stale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It is been good so far.

    • 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 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
  7.  

    Good large company to work for...

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Best respect for people and safety

    Cons

    Bureaucrats everywhere they should be cheked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not be afraid of corporate raiders just do the right thing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too slow

    • 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

    Care for employees. High safety standards.

    Cons

    Slow moving, difficult to go up in the corporation if you don't play politics and subordinate totally to Wilmington leadership. Arrogant and elitist company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent outside Wilmington. Take decisions faster. Empower local sbu around the globe. Be more bold and less conservative

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    DuPont Central Research and Development

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Company is large and at time cumbersome to cut through bureaucracy

  10.  

    Good big chemical corporation to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    People, salary, work life balance

    Cons

    the company has lots of sold and spunoff activities

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with great history but questionable future

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Very open door policy. Always opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    DuPont considers themselves a "Science Company" but they are mainly geared toward agriculture. If you are not in an agriculture business it feels as though you are only there to fund agriculture. Companies focus seems questionable at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the areas that are continuously making money and work to grow those.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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