DuPont – Why Work For Us?

DuPont is proud to build on its heritage by partnering with others to tackle the unprecedented challenges in food, energy and protection now facing our world. With global population expected to approach nine billion by 2050, DuPont is working with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders to discover solutions to today’s toughest challenges.


We look forward to what a third century of science and innovation can do.



DuPont uses innovation & collaboration to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. See how we're making a difference in food, fuel & protection.

 Company Overview

Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.


We believe that the answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity can be found through inclusive innovation. Here at DuPont, that’s how we work best — alongside others, applying a vast range of scientific expertise and knowledge to some of the world’s most complex problems. On this page we'd like to talk with you about how we can solve these challenges together. 

Our goal is to facilitate constructive dialogue. In accordance with our core value of Respect for People, we would appreciate posts that are constructive, respectful, and contain language appropriate for all groups and ages. 

We look forward to solving some of the world's greatest challenges -- together. 

Welcome to the Global Collaboratory. Welcome to DuPont.

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

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    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.


    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.

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

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DuPont Awards & Accolades

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Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Wilmington, DE
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1802
Type Company - Public (DD)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

With expertise spanning two centuries, diverse industries and more than 90 countries, our company is uniquely positioned to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces... More

Mission: Together, we believe we can provide enough healthy food for people everywhere, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and protect people and the environment for... More

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