DuPont Pioneer
3.7 of 5 95 reviews
www.pioneer.com Johnston, IA 5000+ Employees

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The ship is sinking

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Johnston, IA

ProsOverall salary and benefits are good. Strong emphasis on safety. Working alongside professional people is great. Stable industry has not been overly affected by economy during the recent recession.

ConsThe current executive management has a mission of driving productivity down by creating open work areas with a staggering amount of distractions. People are saying "we need quiet areas to work" and management just keeps repeating, "This is a pleasant place to work. Look at how pretty it is."

The interior design team spends more time talking about creating an office that "looks good" instead of fostering an environment for getting things done. A whole building full of cubicles was built with poor ergonomics. There is not enough room to put your legs out in front of you underneath your desk and none of the cubicles were equipped with keyboard trays. Then a senior executive stands up in a safety meeting and says "we need be concerned about repetitive stress injuries". Disconnect.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe continuing development of herbicide-resistant plants and Bt-resistant
insects is a strong warning that the future of biotechnology is likely get
rougher, not smoother.

If you want better productivity, reduce distractions. Things like emails, talkers, phones, meetings, paperwork, etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, solid place to work.

    Senior Developer (Current Employee)
    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 Senior Management: Be more open Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Getting closer to Dilbert every day

    Research (Former Employee)
    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,… 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… Advice to Senior Management: If you keep reducing the quality of office spaces, employees will leave and recruiting will be hurt. During the annual budget panic, don't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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