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DuPont Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
406 Reviews
3.6
406 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 56 reviews)

  • Great focus on core values and a really helpful and collaborative environment (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • DuPont emphasizes respect for people at a high level but in reality the follow through is just not there (in 9 reviews)

  • Below average rate of project progression due to deliberate, data driven, decision making (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    3 years in and plan on getting out.

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, one of best 401k's, generally unstressful work environment. Serious on core values. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Company is reducing headcount again to meet short term goals, few people are exceptional- most are senior and stuck in their ways. Very boring sometimes. Company pays for professional accounting certification but does not understand their value. Future roles are disappearing due to roles being absorbed and future looks dim. Work load increases with no increase in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term goals, stop favoring the shareholders so much as compared to the rest of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE

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

    Regression toward the mean...

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sourcing & Logistics Co-Op

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    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    - Ability to network around company
    - Given meaningful projects as a co-op
    - Learned a great deal about DuPont culture and history through tours, plant site visits, etc.
    - Collaborative environment, felt comfortable approaching other employees including senior leaders

    Cons

    - Some work was very core value heavy, would have liked to have spent more time on more impactful projects
    - Did not pay for intern housing
    - Ambiguity of whether or not full time offers would be given out after completion of co-op
    - Not a very progressive or forward thinking company, "old-fashioned"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company undergoing a lot of changes, should approach with a "people-first" mentality with many folks on edge about losing their jobs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Tons of experiences to share.

    Cons

    Closed environment to outsiders. Not sure how long to break through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience for young engineers.

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

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern (less than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A satisfying lifelong career filled with many growth and learning opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company. Many chances to learn and grow personally. Started in biological research and finished in IT

    Cons

    Company is moving away from its chemical base and employees are beginning to feel used.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    DuPont a Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent support from the management team to do research
    Positive feedback and encouragement even during a setback in our attempts

    Cons

    Not requiring accountability from less productive employees, at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DuPont has been a great company for over 200 years since its founding by Mr. E.I DuPont, an immigrant from France.. Please make it continue as a shining great company by requiring accountability from every employee..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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