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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
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    Lots of different groups with different specialties. Low layoff rate for the business.
    Stable environment.


    Can be difficult to advance in research without advanced degrees.
    Reduced tuition reimbursement for degree programs/ further education.
    Promotions/ raises often are not comparable to level of work required for the position.

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    I applied online – interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.


    2 stage interview where there was an informal informational gathering interview then another more formal interview with the entire group and any other individuals whom I'd work closely with.
    The first interview was a meeting with the hiring manager to describe the role. The second interview was with the full group and one additional person who worked in a shared space.
    Offers are usually made within the week and a similar time to either accept or decline the offer.

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    • Overall work ethic questions.   1 Answer

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 $1 to $5 million (USD) 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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