DuPont
3.5 of 5 302 reviews
www.dupont.com Wilmington, DE 5000+ Employees

DuPont Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 302 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman

Ellen J. Kullman

(161 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
302 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Salary, benefits, work-life balance, most people are good to work with"
    in 47 reviews
  • "The core values that have been established creates a safe and respectful environment"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Below average rate of project progression due to deliberate, data driven, decision making"
    in 13 reviews
  • "One of DuPont 'Core Values' is 'Respect for People', and they hold this out as their flagship core value"
    in 6 reviews
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Take Work/Life Balance & Safety First Seriously

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat group to work with; most employees have been here for their whole career and are always willing to coach and mentor. This culture screams work/life balance.

ConsLarge company with offices all over the US; not the best at connecting and staying on the same page.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow leaders to emerge and empower them. Don't be so cautious to make a move and feel the need to hold several conference calls when proposing something "new". Innovation is years behind other large corp.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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slow to move up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont

Prospeople respect you, are friendly

Constoo many old folks that will not retire, short term vision

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Running in a circle...

Consulting Engineer (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

ProsPretty secure and average pay.

ConsAbove my level of education, not challenging and without any prospective.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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process operator

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont

Prosgood place to work at

Conscompensation is too low for th e work

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Not a bad place to work if you just want to keep doing the same thing over a long period of time.

Senior Research Engineer (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood 401k benefits. Takes care of management people.

ConsCulture is difficult to change. Need to be in the know (family related) to progress in the compant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

AFT (Current Employee)
Moncks Corner, SC

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

ProsManagement has open door and actually listens to employees

ConsA little slow to adapt to new technology

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A very happy Statistics Intern

Statistics Intern (Current Employee)
Newark, DE

I have been working at DuPont as an intern for more than a year

ProsThe majority of the employees were very friendly and easy to work with. The management was not too strict or overbearing. The work day generally consisted a 9-5 day with an hour lunch included.

ConsThe communication within the company was not always the best, and the conditions in the office workspace were not always ideal

Advice to Senior ManagementI was very pleased with management

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Currently employed and have had the opportunity to see how big company works

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat opportunity to watch how Senior Management works

Conslack of accountability for production employees

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Contiuos development at DuPont

Global Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE

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

ProsCompanies does the max for your development; values diversity and strong innovation leadership.

ConsCompany pushing you constantly to deliver your potential. Makes the most for your development.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt critical times, workload still in the shoulders of a few, who deliver. Raising the bar needs to continue to get rid of below required performers.

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

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Good company with many opportunities for a young professional

Senior Research Engineer (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStable company, unlimited opportunities and smart coworkers. CR&D is a great place to work.

ConsRed tape, safety focus is overrated, working at comparable company now and they do not have any more safety incidents despite not having safety meetings and inspections.
CR&D is disconnected from businesses and it is hard to make a great impact. Principal Investigators are pushed into management within five years of joining.

Advice to Senior ManagementSafety focus is just red tape, too much time spent on meaningless things. Company should offer employee stock purchase plan.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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