DuPont Pioneer

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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
123 Reviews
3.7
123 Reviews
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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
Paul E. Schickler
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and work/life balance (always at manager's discretion so YMMV) (in 10 reviews)

  • There used to be pros, good benefits, great working environment, you enjoyed coming to work (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, not enough employees to cover work load in certain areas (in 9 reviews)

  • The upper management tells us we need to work harder, when we are already working our hardest (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Have a Career in Sales!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. As a publicly held company,Wall Street pulls some strings but that is to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Production Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Litchfield, IL
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Litchfield, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Pollinator
    Former Employee - Seasonal Pollinator

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, people are the best

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Pioneer culture alive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping in Tipton, IN
    Current Employee - Shipping in Tipton, IN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people with strong work ethics.
    Great company
    Strong mission

    Cons

    DuPont has increased the bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to become more entrepreneurial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Le Roy, IL
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Le Roy, IL

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

    Pros

    Great wage, company benefits, personal growth

    Cons

    Some long hours in season

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor structure for moving summer interns into full time positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Exceptional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rese in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Rese in Johnston, IA

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is an exceptional place to work. I have found it extremely rewarding and the culture is based about the growth of the employee. The company seems to be run by level headed people that care about the business and more importantly about making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Each year the larger Dupont seems to play a greater role in the company. I am not sure that is such a good thing. The benefits under Pioneer are exceptional and that is swiftly changing to come in line with Dupont. Some of the benefits are being lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to follow the core values of the company and if possible make a smoother transition to DuPont.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    Former Employee - Corn Pollinator in Volga, SD
    Former Employee - Corn Pollinator in Volga, SD

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pays time and a half for weekend time. Cares about safety and their employees

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about this company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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