DuPont Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. A once great company becoming average...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic Work-Life Balance and decent training. Competitive salaries. A lot of freedom in your job depending on your manager

    Cons

    Very inefficient processes, a lot of bureaucracy, poor career development, poor offices state, obsolete equipment and engineering practices, limited collaboration between different functional groups.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to simplify the company, get rid of obsolete standards, hire more ambitious and capable people and give them the authority to make drastic changes

  2. Attorney

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy in your work. Very cooperative work environment among lawyers. People are very nice, and rather friendly. Location is amenable to family lifestyle.

    Cons

    No frills in all operations. IT is dated - current technology is non-existent. Professional development discretion and opportunities are very limited. Full of baby boomers. No generational diversity. Managers are all white male. Although current CEO is female, she does not promote other women. Managers manage up, but are not effective people leaders.

  3. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really cares about it's employees

    Cons

    I've had a great experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing good things.

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  5. I work for myself as a freelance/contractor writing and designing training programs

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    Current Contractor - Freelance Writer
    Current Contractor - Freelance Writer

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility in working from home; set my own hours

    Cons

    It's usually feast or famine...

  6. Chemical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Above average salary but still not good enough. Poor bonuses overall compared to companies of similar level.

    Cons

    Very hard to promote. Blacks are not treated fairly like their white counterparts. Management disconnected to floor employees. Favoritism exists in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and you'll get anything done

  7. Secretary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and vacation policy

    Cons

    lots of distractions and uncertainty

  8. Disappointed with the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 401k and vacation plan

    Cons

    They want outside talent to help tranform the company but then they don't ask for opinions or recommendations and they tell you to do things the old Dupont way.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing jobs and ask your employees to contribute ideas.

  9. Great for work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    pretty decent salaries compared to industry. Crazy high salaries at senior levels.
    Reasonable stable, though not true if you are in a cost function

    Cons

    Very slow to respond to market.

  10. Avoid working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a reputation due to past history.

    Cons

    Difficult people to work with. Not a good environment

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO

  11. Helpful (3)

    Expected more from a well established and respected company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful company if you are able to talk you way up the ladder instead of being knowledgable.

    Cons

    Upper Management will lie to you in order for them to get things done that they need completed. It's unfortunate that you can't trust anyone there.

    Advice to Management

    Follow you beloved Core Values - Respect for People. Stop lying to your employees and start telling the truth. Care for your employees the way the DuPont family did when they had control of the company, after all they are the ones that are working the hardest making the products allowing you to make your millions in stock options and compensation packages.

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