DuPont Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
364 Reviews
3.5
364 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
Ellen J. Kullman
193 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer  in  East La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer in East La Porte, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked with the best team. People were super nice and well coming and very open minded. They all also have an open door policy

    Cons

    It is the middle of the summer so it might be hard to motivate yourself to go to the plant in protective gear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To continue what is going on in the plant. Although the process is not perfect, definitely continue to employ people like the ones I worked with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Company!!!

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    Current Employee - Real Estate  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Real Estate in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    This is a great company. DuPont provides wonderful benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    As with anywhere, personality conflicts with some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk. always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Spent three years with Sourcing and Logistics organization

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    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
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  5.  

    Great company.

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    • 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
  6.  

    Fantastic

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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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good company but they are changing in a negative way

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Very bright people, good technology, good atmosphere, good ethics, and a nice steady organization. I always felt like I was making a contribution to society working here.

    Cons

    changing business structure makes life uncertain, which depresses morale. Many changes are being made with one foot in the old world and one in the new, which means you get the worst of both worlds.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Get some experience, and move on

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    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
  10.  

    Senior R&D Technician

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    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
  11.  

    Good Company

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    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

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