DuPont Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)

    Used to be great....now...not so much

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

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

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

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits are decent and the 401k is very good. Get to work with top notch people.

    Cons

    The recent activist investor battle is killing the company. Cost cutting layoffs and instability are causing people to quit left and right. Young people are leaving and the older workers will be retiring in a few years. I'm not sure how the company will handle this loss of talent. Across the board benefits aren't as good as they used to be. Morale is really bad. Hopefully things will turn around and this can be a great company again...but my money is on it being mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to placate shareholders by hosing employees. Show you are on the employees side. Stop making unrealistic earnings estimates.


  2. senior assistant research chemist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Chemist in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Chemist in Newark, DE

    I worked at DuPont

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

    Pros

    One of the top Us companies to work for ,as far as advanced technologies and research inventions and innovation, patents, new products, drugs discovery, scouting, etc

    Cons

    Had major layoffs and I was affected and oart of one as layedd of after 6 years of working there in the beginning of my new career. Very structured and specific on policies .

    Advice to Management

    Working environment needs to be more layed back and relaxed towards empolyees as well as benefits package for working mothers or people with special needs and major events in their personal life.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Long time employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, but they are taking those away little by little each year. Co-workers are the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Unbelievable red tape, bureaucracy and poor management from the top. Preach core values but that's just to avoid law suits...the upper management definitely does not live by them.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to remembering what your greatest asset really is .... your employees. Start treating them like they are the reason you exist, and watch your profit start increasing again.


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  5. Marketing

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really cares about it's employees

    Cons

    I've had a great experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing good things.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good for entry-level job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Investigator in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Investigator in Coatesville, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great 401k. Layed back working conditions but very busy. Some nice people.

    Cons

    The company shows virtually no appreciation to it's employees. The miniscule appreciation is always in a form that does nothing for you financially. (Ice cream parties, awards with no money, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking money from your employees pockets, to keep your pockets overflowing. Stop promoting people that don't deserve it just to make them someone else's problem. Promote the people who actually bring in new revenue with the products they create.


  7. Chemical Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Overland Park, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Safety culture is very good

    Cons

    Prejudice against minorities happens too often and no one does anything to curb it. The company claims diversity but in reality, its far from that.

    Advice to Management

    Give minorities the opportunity to work in leadership and decision making roles too and not just their white counterparts only.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great Career...So Far

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    If you are flexible and work hard, there are many career opportunities. The people at all levels are generally very intelligent and great to work with. Great products, technology, and applications. Salary and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    As is probably typical with most big companies and governments, there seems to be a disconnect between senior leadership and the 'average' employee. Lots of change right now causing significant distractions and uncertainty which may end up being very good or very bad. Good old boy / good old girl network is alive and well (who you know vs. what you know).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stand firm with outside investors and stay on the course laid out.


  9. Attorney

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy in your work. Very cooperative work environment among lawyers. People are very nice, and rather friendly. Location is amenable to family lifestyle.

    Cons

    No frills in all operations. IT is dated - current technology is non-existent. Professional development discretion and opportunities are very limited. Full of baby boomers. No generational diversity. Managers are all white male. Although current CEO is female, she does not promote other women. Managers manage up, but are not effective people leaders.


  10. Intern review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Nice people, many things to learn

    Cons

    Hard to promote, work kind of the same after 3 months

    Advice to Management

    nothing really................................


  11. Secretary

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

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

    Pros

    Good salary and vacation policy

    Cons

    lots of distractions and uncertainty



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