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Was a great place to work until sold to Dupont!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer

Pros

Pioneer is a pretty secure company to work for, the abilty to do different jobs. Pioneer has a safe work enviorment.

Cons

Long hours, not enough employees to cover work load in certain areas. Not enough time to spend with your family. Too many meetings take employees away from their job too much. Merit increases are very poor considering the great sales year and profit margin Pioneer has enjoyed. Merit increases doesn't reflect the good performance review that you received.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to pay more attention to which employees are producing and listen to their ideas. Hold employees accountable for their actions. Micro manage less.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay, benefits - horrible leadership

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    Former Employee - Production Agronomist
    Former Employee - Production Agronomist

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer

    Pros

    The pay, benefits and merit increases were very competitive and fair. Often adjustments would be made to management employee salaries to bring them up to par with similar industry wide positions salaries when necessary. Actual job and responsibilities and working environment were also great.

    Cons

    Far too many programs rolled out each year that wasted time and productivity only to never work or accomplish anything. No time off - as an agronomist you have to expect to be busy during the growing season but it became ridiculous. I often had 30 days of PTO to use and would lose most of these days. As a member of the location management team I assisted in merit/raise decisions for hourly employees and it was shocking. These employees would receive insulting 5 or 10 cent an hour raises - the leftover merit money would go in chunks to us - the management team members. Safety program was impressive but turned in to a situation where if you broke a rule you were fired, yet if you took time to do things safely which hurt your productivity - you were probably reassigned or let go. Limited opportunity for advancement regardless of what you've heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved and proactive with your individual locations. Go there, observe, talk to all employees. Take a hard look at you location manager and assistant managers - you need some fresh faces and youth. Too much of the "Good old boy" network - until you get rid of that, you'll always be left in the dust by Monsanto.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    the managers do not know what they are doing.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer

    Pros

    lay back working enviroment, not really stress out too much at work

    Cons

    no one sees your effort.

    No opinion of CEO
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