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DuPont Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
347 Reviews

3.5
347 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
Ellen J. Kullman
184 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 51 reviews)

  • Great core values and respect for people (in 24 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 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Average Company

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Excellent co-workers
    Great Safety Culture

    Cons

    A lot of Bureaucracy
    Slow process
    Can't get anything complete

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    (1) Paid well (2) very safety conscious (3) research is supported well (4) super nice people to work with (5) flexible work hours (6) vacation is generous and used at employees own discretion.

    Cons

    (1) Employee rating system: Employees may be rated as underperforming even though they meet all expectations. System causes animosity amongst employees and very low moral. (2) No clear description for path to promotion (3) Respect for People is a core value however it is an oxymoron because of (a) the Employee rating system, (b) the large number of year to year contractor employees. How can you plan your life with a year to year contract, minimal vacation, and no benefits, (c) slashed medical benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not blame the "indians" when the "chiefs" are making all of the bad decisions. Focus on a well developed business plan with direction and implement the plan longer a year. Get feedback from rank and file employees. Employees are fearful of speaking out and being honest because of Rating/Ranking System.

  3.  

    Ok to work for now

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Values, focus, technology, global, diverse

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Rigid structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ok

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  5.  

    Statistical Intern

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Get improved in your programming skills.

    Cons

    Hard to find a financial area job if you don't have finance background.
    People usually don't know what you did in DuPont and they are not very interested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more background about business through other ways

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Take Work/Life Balance & Safety First Seriously

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

    Pros

    Great group to work with; most employees have been here for their whole career and are always willing to coach and mentor. This culture screams work/life balance.

    Cons

    Large company with offices all over the US; not the best at connecting and staying on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow leaders to emerge and empower them. Don't be so cautious to make a move and feel the need to hold several conference calls when proposing something "new". Innovation is years behind other large corp.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    slow to move up

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

    Pros

    people respect you, are friendly

    Cons

    too many old folks that will not retire, short term vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Running in a circle...

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

    Pros

    Pretty secure and average pay.

    Cons

    Above my level of education, not challenging and without any prospective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    process operator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work at

    Cons

    compensation is too low for th e work

  10.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - AFT  in  Moncks Corner, SC
    Current Employee - AFT in Moncks Corner, SC

    Pros

    Management has open door and actually listens to employees

    Cons

    A little slow to adapt to new technology

  11.  

    A very happy Statistics Intern

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

    Pros

    The majority of the employees were very friendly and easy to work with. The management was not too strict or overbearing. The work day generally consisted a 9-5 day with an hour lunch included.

    Cons

    The communication within the company was not always the best, and the conditions in the office workspace were not always ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was very pleased with management

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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