DuPont Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Corporate support was great; local support anything but

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    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
  2. Lots of opportunities for young, smart, team-oriented people

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, transfers and cross functional experience. Very respectful environment with high safety values. Stable jobs at plant sites. Collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover since the area is booming and employees often get experience then leave for other companies. Also the company is publicly shedding businesses that are not around their high margin agriculture business and the "fresh start" initiative has a lot of corporate "overhead" employees worried for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees than needed at more than competitive salaries to make up for the experience that is dwindling and hopefully with attrition you will have enough to keep the knowledge high. Also a lot of senior leadership is at retirement age which makes it difficult for them to be motivated to make necessary changes.. They are more likely to keep it "stable" at status quo rather than rock the boat when needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Good Temporary Employment but don't Expect to be Made Permanent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Contractors are well paid and well received. You are valued, however generally speaking they is no hope of being made permanent.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. On-boarding is sparse, it is tough to gain access to necessary software. Literally you must set you IT things up yourself. The company is in the midst of reduction of workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    business process

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    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company , excellent people

    Cons

    too much politics hindering growth of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with reality

    Recommends
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Regression toward the mean...

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    stability; company has been in business for > 200 years. Variety of businesses and job types.

    Cons

    slow moving, introverted culture. Company is not growing as fast as its peers and competitors. Limited upside opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leaders should INTERACT with your technical staff. You would be astounded at the distortion of your message as it filters down through layers of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Short Term Thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexibility in work schedule, 401K

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of short term thinking. It feels like making the quarter is the only priority, willing to sacrifice long term business and profits for short term, quarterly win.

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

    Nice people, boring as hell

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    strong values, great work life balance

    Cons

    hierarchy and backwards thinking. can't keep up to save the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give talented mid level employees opportunities to manage people and lead business-critical departments. get rid of low performers and recognize the stars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    20 years+

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Good People, Higher than average intelligence employees. Competitive pay is available. Good benefits. Workplace safety held as a Core Value, it's a benefit to the employee.

    Cons

    Poor facilities in some cases. Competitive pay is not equitably metered out. Benefits are not fist class as they used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the synergies of a diverse portfolio. Avoid breaking up further.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not always the best locations

  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great experience for young engineers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Chemical Engineer Co-Op in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, positive attitude, interesting work. Haven't been there long enough to judge management quality. They pay co-ops based on credits completed towards their degree which I believe is fair.

    Cons

    Very large, has bureaucratic safety policy that most big chemical companies have. If you work at a production site, the work environment can be hazardous.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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