DuPont Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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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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  1. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, challenging and meaningful work

    Cons

    work life balance is tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider finding ways to alleviate workload and streamline tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great experience. As intern let you work on projects with high visibility.

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Let you contribute to 401K as intern. Matched $ for $ up to 6%

    Cons

    it took a few days before my laptop was ready and secure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall a positive experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Impressive heritage, a history of being an innovator. Good benefits, good 401k, and a very diverse workforce and leadership team. Very strong ethics and integrity.

    Cons

    The company is transitioning from a chemical company into a more biotech focus and they are divesting the old assets associated with chemicals. They are too focused on what Wall St thinks about them. Very short term quarter to quarter management focus. Employees are leaving because the salary is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a longer term management philosophy. Tell the Wall St analysts to stick to crunching numbers and stop trying to tell you how to manage a manufacturing company. Continue to push new product development and R&D efforts.

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  5. great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    people and management have supplies

    Cons

    nonethat i can think of

  6. Large, stable, science-driven but risk-averse

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    Current Contractor - Strategy and Technology Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Strategy and Technology Consultant in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large, stable company with a science-driven culture and huge emphasis on safety of employees. Moderate to good on salary and trying to treat people with respect.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in bureaucracy of a large company. Sometimes feels like focus on near-term profit goals gets in the way of supporting long-term scientific innovation, especially in cases where taking business risk is involved. Can be very stove-piped between business units, again limiting potential innovation and market capture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great products- worst line management I have seen in my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great products, little accountability ( from top to bottom), aging equipment that requires constant maintenance, run to fail mode ensuring chaos maintenance and OVERTIME-yay, knee-jerk reaction to equipment failures-yay more OT.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism and politics are the order of the day. Stay in the "most-favored nation" status or a bad day is in your future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any 1st line that hasn't progressed to 2nd line in 8 years please move on. Any 2nd line that won't enforce this-please move on. Any 3rd line that wont spend time on the floor-please move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. procurement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    okay place to work, good job placements

    Cons

    large company, decisions hard to obtain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Needs more structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For the most part the company is stable and strives to keeps its employees safe. Salaries are a little higher than national average and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is hard for minorities to move up here. There is a lot of nepotism at the plants and it makes it hard to work here if you are an outsider. The hiring and promotion practices are biased. Human resources makes up rules as they go. Too many conflicting policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get a handle on your HR managers and resources. Every plant has a very different process. Make sure the people in these positions are proactive, trustworthy and knowledgeable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great career, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Secure and stable work environment. Great people

    Cons

    Executive management is too risk averse and responds to every whim of wall street.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great place to work

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    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

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