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Hard being a smaller company acquired by a giant.

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Current Employee - Master Production Scheduler  in  Hayward, CA
Current Employee - Master Production Scheduler in Hayward, CA

I have been working at DuPont

Pros

Lots of potential for promotion if your in the right line of work, ie management or anything corporate.

Cons

No room for advancement
Terrible pay for the level of stress and amount of work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of the people that take care of you. Employees that work in operations, supply chain and customer service keep products going out the doors and dollars coming in. Positions that may seem to be low-level in upper managements eyes are often overwhelmingly stressful and low paying.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still a great Chemical company to work for; but its future is uncertain

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Has long and distingushied history in the chemical industry; best for chemists, material scientists and chemical engineers to launch a career

    Cons

    its history can be a baggage for young people who wants to move fast in day to day as well in careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take bold steps to transform the company into a vibrant and cool technology company

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    The ship is sinking and everyone is comfortably numb.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    There are a wide variety of businesses to tranfer between when your current position is getting stale or cut. DuPont had a tendency to promote from within, so you could start out as an engineer or chemist and end your career in legal, HR, R&D, management, operations, or sales and marketing. This has only gradually begun to change such that DuPont is starting to hire externally for transferable skills such at IT.

    Cons

    No matter what division, management is highly politically correct, to the point where quality of management has suffered greatly. Many fine and talented employees are passed over for promotions in order to meet an established quota that management is graded and rewarded for meeting. It sounds good in social theory, but the consequences are simply horrific. Nimrods run organizations where it is intuitively obvious they are way over their heads. It's only the talent beneath them that keeps the ship afloat and lurching forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ship has been sinking for many years and everyone seems oblivious to it, as if they only cared about maintaining what they've got, not reestablishing the greatness DuPont was once famous for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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