DuPont Pioneer

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Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IL
Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IL

I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Focused upon employee safety; Opportunity to advance; pay for performance; high ethical standards; solid financially and investing well for the future

Cons

It can be hard to advance very much without moving and it can be hard to get the highest performance rating if you state that you are not willing to move. DuPont has a high percentage of people set to retire in 5 years and the pressure to move people and train them more broadly is evident.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

don't get so focused on promoting people that are willing to move that you become like Am-Cy in the 90s.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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

    See "cons"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    DuPont Pioneer Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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