DuPont Pioneer

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Good, solid place to work.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Developer in Johnston, IA
Current Employee - Senior Developer in Johnston, IA

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer

Pros

The benefits are good, particularly the vacation.

Cons

The management style is very inclusive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more open

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Getting closer to Dilbert every day

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Research in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Research in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer

    Pros

    Emphasis on safety. Part time benefits. Good overall compensation package. Training/development opportunities.

    During the late 1990s, early 2000s, management repeatedly shrank research budgets/centers/salesmen, until one day someone realized that Pioneer market share had been decreasing for 10 years. Voila, pump $100 million into research and the performance of products is improving.

    Cons

    According to the DuPont safety principles, "management is accountable" for safety, but every single accident report always pins the blame on the employees.

    Management sits very cozy in private offices while regular employees are being crammed (one new building has hundreds in one room) with short cubicle walls. Employees are screaming in protest. Impossible to concentrate while people around you are talking loudly. Management refuses to admit a mistake and keeps repeating "This is a pleasant and productive work place".

    Management spends way too much time meeting with Wall Street investors.

    Too many HR personnel with not enough to do, so they make needless changes to paperwork and policies every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep reducing the quality of office spaces, employees will leave and recruiting will be hurt.

    During the annual budget panic, don't re-evaluate all approved travel and positions. Re-evaluating is a huge waste of time for everyone. Just delay new travel/position requests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supportive managemt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer

    Pros

    Leader in industry, considerate and responsive to their employees with a competitive compensation package. Open door policy for employees and respectful of their workforce.

    Cons

    There is not much to complain about. They are hyper sensitive to diversity and safety. Operates in a volatile industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue spending on research and development to assure excellence in products and services. Continue investment in information technology and maintain autonomy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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