DuPont Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
383 Reviews
3.6
383 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
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Review Highlights

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

  • Outstanding core values, Excellent reputation, World class innovations capabilities (in 32 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 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent company. They have a unique culture and are very proud of their history. Core values are of utmost importance and are carried out on a daily basis. Worked with many great people. Everyone was more than willing to help me out and teach me the ropes.

    Cons

    The company makes it seem like there are ample opportunities to gain employment after internship, however the amount of positions they have available is very limited. Additionally they are in the process of reorganizing the company so it was very hectic scheduling meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent work environment, good people, safety culture is top notch.

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    Recognition for strong performance, fast track to management, opportunity to move up salary and responsibility. The company in general has a family type feel, and once you are "in" there are opportunities to find your best fit job type where you can be of most value.

    Cons

    Poor manufacturing discipline, low margin products mean bare bones staffing for some businesses, slow management of change process, corporate bureaucracy tends to prevent major changes being implemented. Currently DuPont is undergoing large scale changes in business sector and there will be uncertainty about location and job advancement for the next 5 years,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is overall quite good. DuPont treats employees fairly and with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work but could be great

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    visionary leader in Ellen Kullman
    focused on the right things - Feed the World, Make the World a Safer Place

    Cons

    must be more progressive
    old stodgy approaches
    too bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Core Values Practiced Every Day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Talented, intelligent, and respectful people. Company has core values (ethical behavior, safety, environmental stewardship, respect for people) and actually talks and practices them everyday. Great information technology support for all job positions.

    Cons

    Insufficient agility to harness next generation opportunities to create long-term value. Focused on this quarter's results. Team performance seems to vary from plant to plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more corporate leaders populating their own personal SharePoint sites to encourage likewise collaboration of all employees. Non-engineers can make a contribution also!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sourcing & Logistics Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Good training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not always the best locations

  10.  

    Excellent people and support structure, need to lose the style prejudice.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Great people, plentiful resources for continuous improvement. Good opportunities for young people given the compression of age near retirement level.

    Cons

    Slavery to monthly and quarterly results accuracy, wasting time that should be spent on improving results. Upper management hidden away, hard to access and not interactive. Heavily dependent on corporate style to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take yourselves so seriously, you're just people like everyone else on your team.

  11.  

    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

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