DuPont Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
357 Reviews
3.6
357 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
Ellen J. Kullman
189 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 51 reviews)

  • Great core values and respect for people (in 24 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 10 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Spent three years with Sourcing and Logistics organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Consultant  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Sourcing Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Flex work hours
    Job security

    Cons

    Bureaucratic decision making process
    Lack of strong developmental leaders
    Not many opportunities for early advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has been going through a substantial transformation over the past few years as they shift focus to Ag and Industrial Bio-sciences businesses. As this transformation is complete there is a need to align the business structure with these businesses. The bonus structure is not designed well for encouraging top performers. This creates complacency as there is little financial benefit between a poor rating and an excellent rating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    High management turn over. Inexperienced leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great treatment of employees
    - Good pay
    - Great management & coworkers
    - Geared toward future growth
    - Future looks promising
    - Management is willing to green light projects.
    - Lots of expansion

    Cons

    - None enjoyed the experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Respect for people one of the best part of DuPont values.

    Cons

    Same big company bureaucracy. Clue less managers waste company resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are still managers in such respectable company who says one thing and do exactly opposite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company finding its way to be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to develop and grow.
    Great people who care generally care.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management of people, priorities, and their roles reduces organizational productivity.
    After work force reductions, remaining work does not get eliminated requiring in some cases new contractors to be trained to do the same thing.
    Many moving parts and technical expertise prevent projects from moving quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and recognize/promote people fairly across the organization to allow better career growth.
    Carefully manage the major changes ahead to prevent political motives from overtaking goals to improve employee engagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Get some experience, and move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Unit Manager  in  Deepwater, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Unit Manager in Deepwater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great core values. Excellent place to learn people leadership. Pay and benefits pretty good, but using "competitiveness" as an excuse to take away.

    Cons

    Always trying for cut to try to get to prosperity. Too busy with "internal assessments/internal audits" to worry about the customer. Turnover will be a challenge for next 2-3 years with pchem spin off. Talent will leave to pursue a more positive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The decision to spin performance chemicals and titanium dioxide was not popular. It will strain the remainder of DuPont to generate cash, but what do I know? I only have an MBA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior R&D Technician

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

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

    Pros

    Great core values, 401K match and diverse environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow or career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career development opportunities equally to qualified candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Its a place that use to feel like home....but not anymore.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great history, big change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, people and culture

    Cons

    Big change comings I'll complicate roles and careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage change effectively, invest in people and business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, business growth potential, people development needs improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Company is pivoted and poised for growth in areas of biotech, nutrition, agriculture.

    Cons

    People development still needs to be improved- roles are not challenging enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gauge employee potential and nurture with challenging roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

DuPont Photos

Gurgaon Office Building - DLF Cyber Greens
1
2
DuPont Offices

+ Add Photo

Worked for DuPont? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.