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DuPont Reviews in Richmond, VA

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
400 Reviews
3.6
400 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 56 reviews)

  • Great focus on core values and a really helpful and collaborative environment (in 34 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 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    None, was satisfied

  2.  

    20 years+

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Richmond, VA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from Spruance Plant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont full-time (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richmond, VA

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Production Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, health benefits, member of credit union

    Cons

    Was laid off due to a fire and shut down of a department

  7.  

    stable job, competitive pay/benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    stability, opportunities to move around

    Cons

    union environment, too many systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instrument Tech in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Instrument Tech in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Big company with some room to move around.

    Cons

    Very politically correct. More concerned with image than getting work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    DuPont was and is a great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    DuPont takes care of it's employees.

    Cons

    DuPont does not learn from the past...it keeps making the same errors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Admin Assista in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Finance Admin Assista in Richmond, VA

    I worked at DuPont part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Hard to find job for this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're a contract employee, get used to being second class and unappreciated.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract IT Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Contract IT Specialist in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Many good people to work with.
    Great name recognition on resumes
    Some managers (now retired) were very supportive and nurtured a good environment for growth and for reaching potential.

    Cons

    Many people are promoted who don't qualify and don't have the skills to manage.
    Office politics is rampant, and stifling.
    People in management positions are out of touch with reality.
    Consultants from the "big guys" are treated okay, but contract IT employees without the backing of a major consulting firm are screwed.
    Some managers micromanage, rather than trusting their employees not to be morons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only promote people to management who truly deserve it. Trust your employees to know their jobs. Hire good people directly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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