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DuPont Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
416 Reviews
3.5
416 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Uncertain Future

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, welcoming workplace culture, strong safety mindset, plenty of internal job opportunities and room for advancement, multiple business units to try working in, and clear company goals.

    Cons

    I would prefer more work locations in the northeast. The company is going through many changes with the spinoff of two large business units, DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts and DuPont Titanium Technologies, recent sale of DuPont Performance Coatings, corporate reorganization, and the purchase and integration of Danisco and Genencor. I no longer see DuPont as the chemical giant I was interested in working for as the new direction of the company involves less chemical processes. While DuPont has shifted it's direction in biomaterials and advancing biotechnology, it remains uncertain if DuPont can fund those new businesses with the loss of revenue from DC&F and DTT. DuPont's engineering department is shrinking and the large projects that once existed are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change can be good, but too much change too quickly is concerning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good Compay

    • 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

    Good company to work with. which has Core values, and a person can have very good work life balance, working with du pont.

    Cons

    Biased management. management fails to recognizes the right talent. Mostly of the cases the people who are in favor of the management are given the recognition and opportunity instead of the people with the talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize with the right talent instead of showing favoritism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company - Lots of Changes

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great Colleagues and a great environment, when there are no distractions as we currently have.

    Cons

    Not sure what the direction of the company is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a course and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    DuPont gives to all employees, a lot of experience, security and status

    Cons

    I have to left them because they sold my business unit, but I still have the same job in the company who now owns this business unit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    review

    • 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 life balance
    flexible schedule
    most managers are hands off
    great safety culture

    Cons

    management not stable
    salaries not as competitive

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate support was great; local support anything but

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process and Control Engineer in Vonore, TN
    Current Employee - Process and Control Engineer in Vonore, TN

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great educational opportunities at corporate level.

    Cons

    Former company was bought out by DuPont. When HR came to deliver everyone's "new" position and offer, the letter only had salary and title with absolutely no job description. This was the experience for 50+ people at the site. When I pressed management and HR for the need to include a description their only response was, "Just do what you've always done". Unfortunately, every contractor that came through the door kept asking where are all the other people to support your job, there should be four or more of you to cover the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire seasoned people and pay them a living wage. Moreover, hire enough people to cover the ups-and-downs that are inevitable in a working plant. Otherwise, you force your "salaried" employees to work 60+ hours ever week for years on end. This results in low morale and destruction of their sanity and home life. If you do hire someone who is green, spend the time and money to properly train them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    3 years in and plan on getting out.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, one of best 401k's, generally unstressful work environment. Serious on core values. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Company is reducing headcount again to meet short term goals, few people are exceptional- most are senior and stuck in their ways. Very boring sometimes. Company pays for professional accounting certification but does not understand their value. Future roles are disappearing due to roles being absorbed and future looks dim. Work load increases with no increase in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term goals, stop favoring the shareholders so much as compared to the rest of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It is comfortable working in DuPont

    • 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

    Core Values are very important to the company.

    Cons

    More young people should be hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A trusted brand and a very respected compnay

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    True to core values and business ethics, good perks but promotions not entirely performance based. Growth is entirely on individual and flexibility to move across functions and businesses. Require very good networking skills.

    Cons

    Employee growth is completely self responsibility, else good networking required. Managers are supreme power and hold everything with them. Staying for too long makes you practically useless to outside world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider focussing more on technical development and allocate some budget for same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at DuPont Bayport

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Pasadena, TX

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are Good. Safe Work Environment. Flex Time is a Plus. Vacation is Real Good. Advancement Opportunities are Available. Interesting Production System and Product.

    Cons

    Salary Ok. Could Be Better. Management and Engineer Turnover Happens Way to Often. Management Does Little to Keep High Performing Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold People Accountable. Do More to Keep High Performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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