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DuPont Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
406 Reviews
3.6
406 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    35+ years working in many departments and jobs

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    International experience/travel, Well recognized and respected company, Company been around for over 200 years, great benefits and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Large company politics, slow to make changes, focus is more on stock value vs employees and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on your customer needs and realize your actions affect the entire supply chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice people, boring as hell

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    strong values, great work life balance

    Cons

    hierarchy and backwards thinking. can't keep up to save the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give talented mid level employees opportunities to manage people and lead business-critical departments. get rid of low performers and recognize the stars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company. They have a unique culture and are very proud of their history. Core values are of utmost importance and are carried out on a daily basis. Worked with many great people. Everyone was more than willing to help me out and teach me the ropes.

    Cons

    The company makes it seem like there are ample opportunities to gain employment after internship, however the amount of positions they have available is very limited. Additionally they are in the process of reorganizing the company so it was very hectic scheduling meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not always the best locations

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    DuPont a Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Excellent support from the management team to do research
    Positive feedback and encouragement even during a setback in our attempts

    Cons

    Not requiring accountability from less productive employees, at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DuPont has been a great company for over 200 years since its founding by Mr. E.I DuPont, an immigrant from France.. Please make it continue as a shining great company by requiring accountability from every employee..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work/Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Extremely flexible environment to balance career and profession.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of at the moment. I am very satisfied with the position and company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this philosophy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with lots of opportunities around the world.

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    Current Employee - Innovation Trainee in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Innovation Trainee in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I got to learn many things about food ingredients and their different functions as well as how are they applied to the food industry. The company's values are very present all the time. The structure is well defined and the leadership is always encouraging the employees to do their best.

    Cons

    Salaries are not that great, also, sometimes the workload is a bit extreme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an 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

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