DuPont Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    people and management have supplies

    Cons

    nonethat i can think of

  2. Large, stable, science-driven but risk-averse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Strategy and Technology Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Strategy and Technology Consultant in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large, stable company with a science-driven culture and huge emphasis on safety of employees. Moderate to good on salary and trying to treat people with respect.

    Cons

    Can get bogged down in bureaucracy of a large company. Sometimes feels like focus on near-term profit goals gets in the way of supporting long-term scientific innovation, especially in cases where taking business risk is involved. Can be very stove-piped between business units, again limiting potential innovation and market capture.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great products- worst line management I have seen in my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, little accountability ( from top to bottom), aging equipment that requires constant maintenance, run to fail mode ensuring chaos maintenance and OVERTIME-yay, knee-jerk reaction to equipment failures-yay more OT.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism and politics are the order of the day. Stay in the "most-favored nation" status or a bad day is in your future.

    Advice to Management

    Any 1st line that hasn't progressed to 2nd line in 8 years please move on. Any 2nd line that won't enforce this-please move on. Any 3rd line that wont spend time on the floor-please move on.

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  5. Good company to work for but has some issues with confliting priorities such as the safety-cost cutting paradox.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good development opportunities and great people to work with depending on the plant and the sub-business unit.

    Cons

    I had a bad boss once that did not know how much her ex-employee, who she promoted to another section of the plant, was sabotaging her subordinates' work stream to get back to her for a bad review she gave him years earlier. The situation was difficult and ugly.

    The company has competing priorities between making money and ensuring that sites are compliant with the company's safety policies.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for employees that are all about themselves and keep critical information from other coworkers in order to make themselves look good.

  6. procurement

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    okay place to work, good job placements

    Cons

    large company, decisions hard to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. Needs more structure

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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 (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    For the most part the company is stable and strives to keeps its employees safe. Salaries are a little higher than national average and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is hard for minorities to move up here. There is a lot of nepotism at the plants and it makes it hard to work here if you are an outsider. The hiring and promotion practices are biased. Human resources makes up rules as they go. Too many conflicting policies.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a handle on your HR managers and resources. Every plant has a very different process. Make sure the people in these positions are proactive, trustworthy and knowledgeable.

  8. Sr Manufacturing Scientist

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment, interesting projects, good team work, nice location, state of art technology

    Cons

    Sometimes too many meeting a day. I can not think of anything else.

  9. Great career, great people

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Secure and stable work environment. Great people

    Cons

    Executive management is too risk averse and responds to every whim of wall street.

  10. Avoid working for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a reputation due to past history.

    Cons

    Difficult people to work with. Not a good environment

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - relaxed atmosphere
    - friendly people
    - a lot of support from management
    - very easy to connect with other offices if interested
    - very large, global company with so many different areas to explore

    Cons

    - older crowd
    - Wilmington isn't the most exciting place to live

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the current company values and I think the company's future will be successful

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