DuPont Pioneer
3.6 of 5 83 reviews
www.pioneer.com Johnston, IA 5000+ Employees

DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.6 83 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler

Paul E. Schickler

(47 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "and the work life balance is one of the best in the industry"
    in 6 reviews
  • "They have good hourly wages for unskilled or temporary workers, and they do have fairly good benefits when a full-time position is achieved"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Heat in the fields, long hours, Lots of responsibility but get paid for it"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Upper management (department specific) often fails to recognize and acknowledge the quality efforts put forth by subordinates"
    in 4 reviews
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A good place to work, and grow

Research Worker (Current Employee)
Johnston, IA

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThis is a very fair place to work. They have good hourly wages for unskilled or temporary workers, and they do have fairly good benefits when a full-time position is achieved.

ConsThe benefits are not TOTALLY awesome, especially after recent insurance adjustments. But I am confident these matters will even out in a couple more years when Affordable Care Act is more fully implemented.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very organized, down to earth company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DuPont Pioneer

ProsI worked as part of the summer crew, doing pollinating and stuff. The full time staff that work here are very good at motivating you to do your work. Also, they make sure to teach you what you need to do in order to get the job done, and are happy to help.

ConsIt is hard, hot work, and requires you to be in good shape.

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Great Place to Have a Career in Sales!

Outside Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

ProsThis is a fast paced, exciting and challenging environment to work in. If you like a challenge, especially in agriculture, I don't think you will find a better company. The company has its priorities in order and is outspending the competition in R&D which sets up a very bright future.

ConsNot many to speak of. As a publicly held company,Wall Street pulls some strings but that is to be expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work--you've grown market share for the past decade and things are on track to continue that growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Production Technician (Current Employee)
Litchfield, IL

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

ProsEnjoyed the work atmosphere........worked with good people. Benefits are great. Manager is very caring and down to earth with employees.

ConsWork long hours during certain seasons. I didn't mind it at all. Not a lot of opportunities for advancement into other positions, but it gets your foot in the door.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pioneer(during seasonal) is a great way to earn money fast.

Seasonal Pollinator (Former Employee)

I worked at DuPont Pioneer for more than 5 years

ProsAt pioneer you start at 7am and are usually done anywhere from 11-4pm. It leaves you with the rest of your night to do as planned.

ConsSome days it can be extremely hot and humid but no matter what you still have to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Used to be great!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay and benefits, people are the best

ConsInfluence of parent company has had negative impacts on the overall culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the Pioneer culture alive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work!

Shipping (Current Employee)
Tipton, IN

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt is a great place to work... decent income.... great benefits....and the work life balance is one of the best in the industry

ConsPioneer overall as a company all comes down to location... site management plays a big role in how someone views the comapany

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have enjoyed the complexity an challenge of my work assignments.

Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people with strong work ethics.
Great company
Strong mission

ConsDuPont has increased the bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to become more entrepreneurial.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Production Technician (Current Employee)
Le Roy, IL

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat wage, company benefits, personal growth

ConsSome long hours in season

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good intern experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at DuPont Pioneer

ProsGreat company culture. Was in intern but was treated as an equal employee.

ConsPoor structure for moving summer interns into full time positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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