DuPont Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Disappointed with the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Expected more from a well established and respected company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Process Engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, challenging and meaningful work

    Cons

    work life balance is tough

    Advice to Management

    consider finding ways to alleviate workload and streamline tasks


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  5. Great experience. As intern let you work on projects with high visibility.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at DuPont

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

    Pros

    Let you contribute to 401K as intern. Matched $ for $ up to 6%

    Cons

    it took a few days before my laptop was ready and secure.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for but has some issues with confliting priorities such as the safety-cost cutting paradox.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good development opportunities and great people to work with depending on the plant and the sub-business unit.

    Cons

    I had a bad boss once that did not know how much her ex-employee, who she promoted to another section of the plant, was sabotaging her subordinates' work stream to get back to her for a bad review she gave him years earlier. The situation was difficult and ugly.

    The company has competing priorities between making money and ensuring that sites are compliant with the company's safety policies.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for employees that are all about themselves and keep critical information from other coworkers in order to make themselves look good.


  7. great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    people and management have supplies

    Cons

    nonethat i can think of


  8. Large, stable, science-driven but risk-averse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Strategy and Technology Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Strategy and Technology Consultant in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large, stable company with a science-driven culture and huge emphasis on safety of employees. Moderate to good on salary and trying to treat people with respect.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in bureaucracy of a large company. Sometimes feels like focus on near-term profit goals gets in the way of supporting long-term scientific innovation, especially in cases where taking business risk is involved. Can be very stove-piped between business units, again limiting potential innovation and market capture.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great products- worst line management I have seen in my career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great products, little accountability ( from top to bottom), aging equipment that requires constant maintenance, run to fail mode ensuring chaos maintenance and OVERTIME-yay, knee-jerk reaction to equipment failures-yay more OT.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism and politics are the order of the day. Stay in the "most-favored nation" status or a bad day is in your future.

    Advice to Management

    Any 1st line that hasn't progressed to 2nd line in 8 years please move on. Any 2nd line that won't enforce this-please move on. Any 3rd line that wont spend time on the floor-please move on.


  10. Needs more structure

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

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

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

    Pros

    For the most part the company is stable and strives to keeps its employees safe. Salaries are a little higher than national average and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is hard for minorities to move up here. There is a lot of nepotism at the plants and it makes it hard to work here if you are an outsider. The hiring and promotion practices are biased. Human resources makes up rules as they go. Too many conflicting policies.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a handle on your HR managers and resources. Every plant has a very different process. Make sure the people in these positions are proactive, trustworthy and knowledgeable.


  11. Sr Manufacturing Scientist

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment, interesting projects, good team work, nice location, state of art technology

    Cons

    Sometimes too many meeting a day. I can not think of anything else.



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