DuPont Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
368 Reviews
3.5
368 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 55 reviews)

  • Outstanding core values, Excellent reputation, World class innovations capabilities (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • DuPont emphasizes respect for people at a high level but in reality the follow through is just not there (in 9 reviews)

  • Bureaucratic decision making process (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    Work/Life Balance

    • 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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible environment to balance career and profession.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of at the moment. I am very satisfied with the position and company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this philosophy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with lots of opportunities around the world.

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

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    I got to learn many things about food ingredients and their different functions as well as how are they applied to the food industry. The company's values are very present all the time. The structure is well defined and the leadership is always encouraging the employees to do their best.

    Cons

    Salaries are not that great, also, sometimes the workload is a bit extreme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Company!!!

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great company. DuPont provides wonderful benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    As with anywhere, personality conflicts with some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk. always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good company but they are changing in a negative way

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

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

    Pros

    Very bright people, good technology, good atmosphere, good ethics, and a nice steady organization. I always felt like I was making a contribution to society working here.

    Cons

    changing business structure makes life uncertain, which depresses morale. Many changes are being made with one foot in the old world and one in the new, which means you get the worst of both worlds.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent core values and including safety, respect for people and the environment.

    Cons

    Could use some more agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New market speeds and demands will require more and more speed and agility from large corporations and this is a great improvement point.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Core Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, work life balance, company gives utmost importance to its core values.
    Employees are treated in a very friendly way, and great for people joining in senior management

    Cons

    Very poor leadership, leaders can not prioritize, there is no vision and there is no one to question the management.
    Lack of judgement and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of restructuring needed and better planning of product portfolios and market cap.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior R&D Technician

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great core values, 401K match and diverse environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow or career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career development opportunities equally to qualified candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very Competitive and science driven company

    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    work life balance
    Challenging projects
    People are willing to help

    Cons

    -very conservative
    -not enough benefits for contractors
    -Intern program needs to reorganize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more the Intern Program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company.

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    High management turn over. Inexperienced leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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