DuPont Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and friendly co-workers. The company has been around for over 200 years for a reason and the reason is change.

    Cons

    Leadership is not very employee focused. At the end of the day, the bottom line is more important than the overall company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Fill the middle age range gap with talented, caring managers.


  2. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience, Challenging, Good Pay

    Cons

    Old School Work Style, Disorganized at times

    Advice to Management

    Change On Boarding Style


  3. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation, plenty of room for growth, many ways to network across the company, offers many ways to advance your knowledge and career

    Cons

    Large company, could report to multiple people

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees engaged, ensure employees feel valued


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  5. Excellent continuous improvement resources

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great expertise and support for continuous business process improvement. Great culture - respectful of colleagues and of work-life balance.

    Cons

    All top management is within roughly a 4 year age group, causing a lot of compression that limits advancement possibilities for employees in that age range (and there are a lot)

    Advice to Management

    Bring in talent at all career stages to balance the experience and keep the talent pipeline filled.


  6. Great Company to Work For

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High ethical standards. Good benefits & pay.

    Cons

    Not enough young talent being hired to to replace aging workforce.


  7. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing I can really think of.


  8. ML Accountant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and flexible time schedule but it is all depends on the management.

    Cons

    culture is not as I imagined


  9. formerly great, still good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    The Company match for the retirement plan is outstanding and unsurpassed as far as I know. The benefits overall are quite good, though the health plan has resorted to nickel and diming employees as other plans seem to have done as well. Good work life balance - flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The best times at DuPont may have happened in the past. The portfolio of businesses has shifted to life sciences and if successful I would gladly be proven wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Improving accountability and enabling Presidents more freedom to make decisions and live with results would be beneficial.


  10. Toxic culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, undeserved reputation in the market.

    Cons

    Leadership is misguided and self serving

    Advice to Management

    Know your customers and support the employees that serve them. You preach six sigma and lean but don't listen to the obvious. Pet projects from pet employees have wasted a lot of resources


  11. Some good, some bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Some business units are very interesting/unique and there are pockets of good, smart people.

    Cons

    Leadership is very conservative. There is a hierarchy and focus on process over results that can be stifling. The business units are very diverse and it is hard to see why they are being run as a single entity, the stories told to the investment community not withstanding.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of lip service around focusing on the customer but more real focus is going to internal processes.



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