DuPont Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
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Pros
  • This culture screams work/life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • Core values are of utmost importance and are carried out on a daily basis (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • One of DuPont 'Core Values' is 'Respect for People', and they hold this out as their flagship core value (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of agility within the decision-making process (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dupont is global company has safety as a core value. The company business ans sites all across the globe

    Cons

    Very structured environment and lot of layers or chain of command

    Advice to Management

    restructure and organize


  2. Helpful (2)

    Production Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. If you work hard and play by their rules there is opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Upper management is more concerned about their bonuses than current issues

    Advice to Management

    Listen better to the employees. Modernize and act like a company from this century. Get rid of some of the old and antiquated practices and systems.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DuPont is a very ethical company that cares deeply about the welfare of its people and its customers. Very strong safety culture, excellent 401k plan . You put in 6% DuPont contributes another 9%.

    Cons

    Unless you're in a sales role, your individual performance has limited impact on your annual bonus (only 20% of bonus calculation)


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  5. DuPont N&H (Memphis)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly people -Given responsibility pretty freely and quickly -Mentoring available and helpful -High morale in the plant from the lowest to highest ranks -Great experience -Great reputation

    Cons

    -Memphis, TN is less than exceptional -No relocation assistance -Must do summer and a term, although I only wanted a summer position


  6. Business Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in The Villages, FL
    Current Employee - Director in The Villages, FL

    I have been working at DuPont (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige, Financially Sound , Stable, Forward Thinking,Well Respected, Innovative, Diverse offerings, High Credibility, Creative Thinking and Selling, Their products Matter!

    Cons

    The possibility new ideas and suggestions may be overlooked due to the company's size and layers of Management.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  7. Good company overall. Benefits okay. Bureaucratic and bottom up culture makes it hard to get things done.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at DuPont (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits; stable company (been around for over 200 years); good people to work with

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture makes it hard to get things done. Bottom up culture makes standardization and corporate efforts very difficult; Lots of leaders but no "worker bees"

    Advice to Management

    Hold plants accountable for their performance (availability, quality, compliance, costs); When you set a standard, the plants must be required to comply or what's the point?


  8. Looking back, mixed reviews from a "millenial"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Account Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Retail Account Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Trust the history and future of the company. True innovation and opportunity to change the world for the better with their science. Great work-life balance, easy hours that most people follow

    Cons

    Not the fastest company to move, and kind of stuck in some conservative ways. The focus on safety and ethics is great, but sometimes leads people to lie

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new, modern ideas. Young people leave because they do not feel like they belong, and there is a lot of red tape to get through if you want to get anything done. There are many programs and jobs that seem to be unnecessary, and therefore people take a lot of time doing unimportant research and implementing unnecessary products.


  9. Daily Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefit packages

    Cons

    Management is unorganized, Hazardous materials in work environment

    Advice to Management

    Need to get more experience


  10. Revolving door of managers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technical Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technical Engineer in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    DuPont, in general, focuses on specialty products. There are few commodity businesses that are mainly used as cash generators. There are opportunities to support products that you can be proud to work on.

    Cons

    I was at DuPont for ~4.5 years and had two jobs working at different manufacturing sites. In that time I had 6 different bosses. Expectations from each one of them was different and it was sometimes difficult to understand what they defined as success before they moved on. It felt like a constant guessing game.

    Advice to Management

    If you have never worked in particular aspect of a business, like R&D, MT, Tech Service, etc., do not show up and act like you know everything. Listen and learn.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Pro Development

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they have actively invested in my personal skill development for the past 18 years.

    Cons

    It is a large company and things can move slowly at times.



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