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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
Paul E. Schickler
60 Ratings

    Flexible schedule, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

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


    It's an established company with top quality biotech equipment and facilities. They are very safety oriented and are mindful of their core values.


    Work hours during peak times can cut into work-life balance, but there is plenty of down time during other times of the year.

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    Better transparency about company wide changes.

    Neutral Outlook
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    I applied online – interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

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    Within one day of the position closing I received a phone call and had a phone interview. The lady that I spoke with was very nice and knowledgeable of DuPont Pioneer. Very Casual and stress free conversation. I am currently in the middle of the hiring process.

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DuPont Pioneer Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work (Large) (#2), The Scientist, 2011
Best Cities For Young Professionals (Des Moines, IA), Forbes, 2011

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Headquarters Johnston, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Forget T-bills and mutual funds. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of chemical giant DuPont, guarantees the best yields around. One of the world's largest commercial seed producers, Pioneer uses genetic research to develop hybrid seeds designed to produce higher crop yields for farmers. The company produces seed for soybean, sunflower, canola, rice, sorghum, alfalfa, and wheat, as well as forage and grain additives. It also offers an array of ag services, including crop management and agronomy. The company's acquisition by DuPont in 1999 allowed Pioneer to grow... More

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