DuPont Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
363 Reviews
3.5
363 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great people, great values

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from Spruance Plant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and relatively good benefits. This is about the only "pro" from my perspective. I can only speak about the Spruance facility as it was the only site I saw.

    Cons

    80 year old plant with 80 year old culture. They have not moved into the 21st century yet. No focus on customers or employees, only on the shareholder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your customers and employees and your shareholders will get taken care of by default. Reversing that order will not allow you to attract and retain good talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good and bad

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Professional  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Professional in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    It's been around a long time, and stable for the most part. The pay is decent.

    Cons

    The benefits were once great, but they keep chipping away. A lot of uncertainty with spinoffs and downsizing and a total change in the direction of the company. Also, the reasons for promoting or not promoting are a bit baffling. There are golden boys/girls who get the best opportunities. Also a lot of inefficiency, dead wood and people doing very little work, while others are working their butts off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually BE transparent instead of saying you are going to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great history, big change

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very different from before

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Big organization, good package and benefits.

    Cons

    On going organization regineering, weak career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    carrying out core values is more important than conducting training only.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Conservative is code word for churn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Strong company culture centered on core values, with emphasis on ethics and safety. The team members who I work with are passionate, logical, and helpful.

    Cons

    Comparatively decent work-life balance and medical benefits. Leadership seems to be driven by wall street expectations than blazing a new trail to define their own destiny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees could use more help with drawing up the right scope of decision and power that optimizes decision making without the need for meetings after meetings to prepare the discussion with senior leaders who in the end would like to hand-off the decision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    DuPont is a massive, complex international company with a rich history of product innovation and safety performance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Many opportunities for growth because of the variety of businesses. Lots of variety in the company portfolio.

    Cons

    Our part of DuPont's businesses is being 'spun off' and we are hemorrhaging talent and experience. Lack of communication does not help in high-stress scenarios, and we are in a holding pattern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for work at home or telecommuting to save money, instead of farming out American jobs to other countries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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