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DuPont Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
405 Reviews
3.6
405 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)

  • Great focus on core values and a really helpful and collaborative environment (in 34 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 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life at DuPont Bayport

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Pasadena, TX

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are Good. Safe Work Environment. Flex Time is a Plus. Vacation is Real Good. Advancement Opportunities are Available. Interesting Production System and Product.

    Cons

    Salary Ok. Could Be Better. Management and Engineer Turnover Happens Way to Often. Management Does Little to Keep High Performing Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold People Accountable. Do More to Keep High Performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    35+ years working in many departments and jobs

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    International experience/travel, Well recognized and respected company, Company been around for over 200 years, great benefits and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Large company politics, slow to make changes, focus is more on stock value vs employees and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on your customer needs and realize your actions affect the entire supply chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of opportunities for young, smart, team-oriented people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, transfers and cross functional experience. Very respectful environment with high safety values. Stable jobs at plant sites. Collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover since the area is booming and employees often get experience then leave for other companies. Also the company is publicly shedding businesses that are not around their high margin agriculture business and the "fresh start" initiative has a lot of corporate "overhead" employees worried for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees than needed at more than competitive salaries to make up for the experience that is dwindling and hopefully with attrition you will have enough to keep the knowledge high. Also a lot of senior leadership is at retirement age which makes it difficult for them to be motivated to make necessary changes.. They are more likely to keep it "stable" at status quo rather than rock the boat when needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A trusted brand and a very respected compnay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    True to core values and business ethics, good perks but promotions not entirely performance based. Growth is entirely on individual and flexibility to move across functions and businesses. Require very good networking skills.

    Cons

    Employee growth is completely self responsibility, else good networking required. Managers are supreme power and hold everything with them. Staying for too long makes you practically useless to outside world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider focussing more on technical development and allocate some budget for same.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    3 years in and plan on getting out.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, one of best 401k's, generally unstressful work environment. Serious on core values. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Company is reducing headcount again to meet short term goals, few people are exceptional- most are senior and stuck in their ways. Very boring sometimes. Company pays for professional accounting certification but does not understand their value. Future roles are disappearing due to roles being absorbed and future looks dim. Work load increases with no increase in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term goals, stop favoring the shareholders so much as compared to the rest of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Temporary Employment but don't Expect to be Made Permanent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Contractors are well paid and well received. You are valued, however generally speaking they is no hope of being made permanent.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. On-boarding is sparse, it is tough to gain access to necessary software. Literally you must set you IT things up yourself. The company is in the midst of reduction of workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    business process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    good company , excellent people

    Cons

    too much politics hindering growth of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with reality

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely Poor Management, no advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    flexibility of work hours to go to appointments. Some leadership are qualified leaders and they are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    People treatment is a core value but is not practiced. Employees are treated as they are stupid, even told I was once. Management is dishonest with employees, and advancement is impossible if you are not friends or related to someone in management, it has nothing to do with ability, If you are a good honest worker your work ethic will be abused and those who are incapable will be protected. Training is rushed and it causes fork truck incidents along with other issues. Buildings constantly leak and there is black mold in ceiling tiles on a regular basis. Benefits were great but are diminishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the management were willing to take advice I would suggest that some of there best resources are their employees and that most really care about their jobs and the company but when you treat employees like they are ignorant, resentment and distrust follows. Teamwork is just that, a team, if, you want respect you have to give it, if you really want the maximum production work on team work. Happy employees are more productive employees. When you have the thought that anyone is replaceable because of economy, you set yourself up for failure. You can not protect the people who do not do their job, then promote them, other good employees are done with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    People treatment terrible!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. There is room for growth.

    Cons

    Too much talk and backstabing. Need to work together, not against each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regression toward the mean...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    stability; company has been in business for > 200 years. Variety of businesses and job types.

    Cons

    slow moving, introverted culture. Company is not growing as fast as its peers and competitors. Limited upside opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leaders should INTERACT with your technical staff. You would be astounded at the distortion of your message as it filters down through layers of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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