DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Safety oriented. Employer cares about its employees. Great supervisors

    Cons

    I haven't experience any issues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience about the crop research industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible for scheduling, laid back working environment, ping pong table.

    Cons

    Seasonal work load resulting in layoffs, company is losing market-share and therefore is making large employment cutbacks, poor management resulted in too many employees and too little work.

    Advice to Management

    Management hired too many new employees spreading the work load too thin to live on.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pioneer-Was a Great employer once now to the most Unstable one"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Good pay,Great Benefits,Flexible Environment for balancing work and Family

    Cons

    DuPont Taking up over the Pioneer has changed lot of things downside.Uncertainty in the company,numerous Lay offs.They want you to work hard even though you working hardest...

    Advice to Management

    Work on the budget before hiring so many candidates


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  5. Good work place, management needs help

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible, good benefits.

    Cons

    Management lazy and depend on hourly to do all the work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be lazy.


  6. Good people good mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    DuPont Pioneer provides the opportunity to work in a positive environment with the opportunity to work in a varied settings and a wide variety of projects. The people strongly believe in the mission to feed the world.

    Cons

    Currently there is a lot of change and reorganization. This has caused a fair amount of uncertainty for employees. Pressure from Wall Street seems to cause a short term focus

    Advice to Management

    Practice the core values. Clearly define the strategy goals and objectives. Drive for stability and a sustainable businesses.


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good pay, good working environment, good teamwork, and good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    over the top safety and regulation standards

    Advice to Management

    work hard along side with all other employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    High-paced, Well-Compensated Research Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits Very friendly company culture I appreciate the local people here and find it to be a very collegial atmosphere Manager flexible and easy to work with, good work-life balance Colleagues are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Smaller crops get short shrift compared to the giants of maize and soybean. Benefits are not as great as they used to be with the realignment to be more in line with DuPont's benefits In my opinion, the overemphasis on maize has led to an "all eggs in one basket" problem, very much an issue now with the low price of corn.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your crop portfolio!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Currently unstable due to downturn in seed business and DuPont corporate restructuring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pioneer has a long-standing reputation of being an “employer of choice” in Des Moines, offering competitive compensation, good benefits, excellent career advancement opportunities and an outstanding corporate culture exemplified by “The Long Look”. There is a real sense of community at Pioneer; employees are proud of their company, support their team and are willing to put in extraordinary effort to do the best job possible.

    Cons

    A downturn in the seed business has resulted in numerous layoffs tarnishing Pioneer’s reputation for employment stability. A bigger concern is DuPont’s growing influence over Pioneer and the negative impact this has on Pioneer’s culture, growth efficiency and autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    Let Nelson Peltz break DuPont apart and get rid of it’s inefficient bureaucracy


  10. Great Company

    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people I was able to work with were fantastic. Had a great experience being an intern for them. Always had good direction.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons. I worked for this business for a short time. I enjoyed the time I spent there.


  11. meetings,meetings and more meetings!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers were generally helpful,good amount of sick time and vacation. most positions are monday to friday 7 to 3:30. clean environment.

    Cons

    during harvest or planting you will have no life! you cannot bid into a different position so you will be stuck where you are forever. advancement is only by favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    quit worrying about non-issues and get back to the basics.



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