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DuPont Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
438 Reviews
3.6
438 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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    - relaxed atmosphere
    - friendly people
    - a lot of support from management
    - very easy to connect with other offices if interested
    - very large, global company with so many different areas to explore

    Cons

    - older crowd
    - Wilmington isn't the most exciting place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the current company values and I think the company's future will be successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Trusting culture where employees can contribute to their full potential

    Cons

    Sometimes too internally focused and therefore don't have enough information about what is going on in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Safety Health Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Safety first, great people, pay, bonuses, recognition rewards, training/development opportunities, tuition reimbursement program, personal development, holidays, vacation, great culture, travel, global teams

    Cons

    As with any huge corporation, change can take time and resources. Also, some employees are 3rd generation (DuPont is over 200 years olds!) and have a sense of entitlement because their parents and grandparents had it much better...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose touch with the employees in the field and plant sites. Resist the urge to be short sighted (quarterly stock returns v long term life/health of corporation).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a decent large company

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

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

    Pros

    If you like the relative stability of large companies, DuPont is a good one. There is still a sense of community and values in the company, which also means that a fair number of good people work there.

    Cons

    All the drawbacks of large, publicly held companies apply to DuPont as well. It can be very slow / bureaucratic and higher levels of management are not necessarily the best people to work with or for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give in to the idiots on Wall Street who will destroy everything the company stands for, including what makes it valuable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Several years experience with company. All was well until this year.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Room to advance. Can receive excellent training.

    Cons

    Spin off of company. Had no input on my career path after spin off announced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep presenting opportunities to your employees to raise their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a wonderful company that has many growth opportunities! I love my job!

    • 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

    Pros

    Collaboration, innovation, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    long hours at work sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to allow for mid career people to advance quicker, it seems as you get to mid level advancement starts to stale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company undergoing change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The quality of co-workers is uniformly high. The cuture of the company is noticeably polite.

    Cons

    It does seem that in recent years, decisions are made more and more by management in isolation. There is thus a loss of valuable thought contribution from the wider group. More subtly, the trend to less of a meeting culture provides less opportunities for individuals to grow their capabilities and to lead from any level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for well-fitting bolt-on acquisitions. The spinoff activity has caused sagging morale. Time for some reassurance. DuPont used to be a fun place to work. It can be again.

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

    It was a good experience. It was somewhat limiting however; I would've liked to have done more "hands-on" work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - DuET Mechanical Engineering in Wilmington, DE
    Former Intern - DuET Mechanical Engineering in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Very Organized, good mentors, great learning experience

    Cons

    Slow days, very little "teamwork" assignments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding.

    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    World Class organization with a focus on break through technologies.

    Cons

    Diversifying portfolio and competing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace your incredible culture and the people that make this company so great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good large company to work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Best respect for people and safety

    Cons

    Bureaucrats everywhere they should be cheked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not be afraid of corporate raiders just do the right thing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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