DuPont Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
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Pros
  • This culture screams work/life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • Core values are of utmost importance and are carried out on a daily basis (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • One of DuPont 'Core Values' is 'Respect for People', and they hold this out as their flagship core value (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of agility within the decision-making process (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience, Challenging, Good Pay

    Cons

    Old School Work Style, Disorganized at times

    Advice to Management

    Change On Boarding Style


  2. Process Control Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Midlothian, VA

    I have been working at DuPont (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safety, people are very helpful in sharing their experience and knowledge

    Cons

    Union site, some operators are not cooperative


  3. Traditional Technology Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Richmond, VA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DuPont (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people - great values - great brands.

    Cons

    Like most companies owned by the US stock market, too much focus on quarterly earnings.


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  5. Process Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, challenging and meaningful work

    Cons

    work life balance is tough

    Advice to Management

    consider finding ways to alleviate workload and streamline tasks


  6. Great experience. As intern let you work on projects with high visibility.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Let you contribute to 401K as intern. Matched $ for $ up to 6%

    Cons

    it took a few days before my laptop was ready and secure.


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    20 years+

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Higher than average intelligence employees. Competitive pay is available. Good benefits. Workplace safety held as a Core Value, it's a benefit to the employee.

    Cons

    Poor facilities in some cases. Competitive pay is not equitably metered out. Benefits are not fist class as they used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the synergies of a diverse portfolio. Avoid breaking up further.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Stay away from Spruance Plant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is trying to move in a new direction to better position itself for future growth.

    Cons

    Very old company culture with outdated infrastructure, policies and practices that impede the kind of risk taking that successful companies tend to exhibit.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was a good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    You get paid really well for the work you do

    Cons

    The work is not that exciting and slow mostly due to the fact that the plant process is slow

    Advice to Management

    None, was satisfied



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