DuPont Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Overall a decent large company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you like the relative stability of large companies, DuPont is a good one. There is still a sense of community and values in the company, which also means that a fair number of good people work there.

    Cons

    All the drawbacks of large, publicly held companies apply to DuPont as well. It can be very slow / bureaucratic and higher levels of management are not necessarily the best people to work with or for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give in to the idiots on Wall Street who will destroy everything the company stands for, including what makes it valuable.

  2. Several years experience with company. All was well until this year.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Room to advance. Can receive excellent training.

    Cons

    Spin off of company. Had no input on my career path after spin off announced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep presenting opportunities to your employees to raise their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  3. This is a wonderful company that has many growth opportunities! I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaboration, innovation, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    long hours at work sometimes

    Advice to Management

    continue to allow for mid career people to advance quicker, it seems as you get to mid level advancement starts to stale.

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  5. Outstanding.

    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    World Class organization with a focus on break through technologies.

    Cons

    Diversifying portfolio and competing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace your incredible culture and the people that make this company so great!

  6. Good large company to work for...

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best respect for people and safety

    Cons

    Bureaucrats everywhere they should be cheked

    Advice to Management

    Not be afraid of corporate raiders just do the right thing

  7. It was a good experience. It was somewhat limiting however; I would've liked to have done more "hands-on" work.

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    Former Intern - DuET Mechanical Engineering in Wilmington, DE
    Former Intern - DuET Mechanical Engineering in Wilmington, DE

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Organized, good mentors, great learning experience

    Cons

    Slow days, very little "teamwork" assignments

  8. Helpful (1)

    A good company undergoing change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The quality of co-workers is uniformly high. The cuture of the company is noticeably polite.

    Cons

    It does seem that in recent years, decisions are made more and more by management in isolation. There is thus a loss of valuable thought contribution from the wider group. More subtly, the trend to less of a meeting culture provides less opportunities for individuals to grow their capabilities and to lead from any level.

    Advice to Management

    Time for well-fitting bolt-on acquisitions. The spinoff activity has caused sagging morale. Time for some reassurance. DuPont used to be a fun place to work. It can be again.

  9. Good big chemical corporation to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    People, salary, work life balance

    Cons

    the company has lots of sold and spunoff activities

  10. Helpful (1)

    Company with great history but questionable future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Very open door policy. Always opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    DuPont considers themselves a "Science Company" but they are mainly geared toward agriculture. If you are not in an agriculture business it feels as though you are only there to fund agriculture. Companies focus seems questionable at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the areas that are continuously making money and work to grow those.

  11. Company does not understand current market it has bought into.

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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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Core values: Safety, Product Stewardship, Respect for People, Highest Ethical behavior

    Cons

    Too rigid. Stuck in the past with old businesses of durable goods and stuck in 6-sigma, uber process, engineering mentality.

    Advice to Management

    They have bought into the FMCG market through the companies recent acquisitions. They need to adapt to FMCG from durable goods. They also have bought into the bio-science world, which is very different then the engineering world.

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