DuPont Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
350 Reviews

3.5
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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 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    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
  3.  

    Good company finding its way to be great

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    • 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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • 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
  7.  

    Great history, big change

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    • 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
  8.  

    My reveiw

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    the sky is the limit

    Cons

    Hardly any, just general stuff to look out for

  9.  

    Great company with good history ... wish is was as large as it once was

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    Current Employee - SIX SIGMA BB
    Current Employee - SIX SIGMA BB

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

    Pros

    Core values, diversity, innovation at its foundation

    Cons

    Established culture ... hard to nimble - needed for today's competitive market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, great values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analysis Intern  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Financial Analysis Intern in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people at DuPont really practice what they preach when it comes to the core values which is great to see in such a large, and established corporation. The work was slow at times, but everyone was so helpful and willing to talk with me so I could get a more broad sense of the company and different functions.

    Cons

    Work was slow and boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GREAT company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the main focuses are not only making a profit and meeting goals, but respecting each other and creating a positive work environment. Interns get very competitive pay. Engineers seem to have a great work-life balance here, no crazy hours.

    Cons

    Interns do not get involved in meatier projects, which is unfortunate. Possibly because of security of information, or believing that interns cannot handle more? I don't know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns are only a few classes shy of being qualified engineers, please don't be afraid to give them some responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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