DuPont Pioneer

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Work at Pioneer if your near retirement.....

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Former Employee - Engineer in Johnston, IA
Former Employee - Engineer in Johnston, IA

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

Pros

Good benefits, and nice hours.

Cons

Basicallly, this company is coasting off of two facts:
There were people 50 years ago that developed a lot of momentum which they are still riding on today (they developed some good germplasms), and
Its hard for competitors to break into the seed business given the need for a strong base germplasm, wide research organization, logistics chain, sales force, capital inivestment, etc.

The profit margins are high in the seed business and it covers up an egregious ineptitude in leadership, which trickles down into the employees that work there and are hired there. Giving the leadership basic skills tests in the areas that they are responsible for (and basic knowledge/skills tests of what it takes to be a good leader) would quickly show how little they know about what they are doing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary
    Very Good Benefits
    Friendly Employees
    Minimal Stress Working Environment
    Organized Work Area
    Networking
    User-Friendly Computer Programs
    Vacation Days

    Cons

    Peak Seasons=Many Hours At Times
    Limited Travel
    Many Tedious Tasks/Assignments
    Weather Conditions May Not Always Be Desireable
    Difficult To Gain Numerous Promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more appreciative of all the hard work and tasks completed by workers that go unnoticed. It is also a plus to know how a majority of the tasks being carried out by those who report to you are completed. Show some more emotion and initiative!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Johnston, IA

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good work/life balance, great benefits

    Cons

    Organization is very large, makes getting things done sometimes somewhat difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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