DuPont

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Great to start my career

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

Pros

Learning much and good to start your career

Cons

Too much work to do

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    Good company, currently going through a lot of changes and turmoil

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    Former Employee - Sourcing and Logistics in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Sourcing and Logistics in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture of safety and ethics. Generally respectful environment to work in. Not at top of peer group, but decent pay scale.

    Cons

    Still working on truly being diverse. Huge gap in age/ experience level... despite a relatively recent push for increasing new hires, the majority of employees are experienced people 10 years or less from retirement. Lots of churn as huge chunks of traditional DuPont businesses are being sold and new bio-tech and agricultural companies are being bought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put all your eggs into the bio-tech/crop basket. Keep a diverse mix with traditional businesses, especially if they are profitable, to fund the new direction.

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    Experience in DuPont's new-hire commercial development program

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance: it's easy to stop working at 5:01 and not have to worry about anything until the next work day.

    -Solid pay/benefits: as a member of the sales team, I was given a company car, phone, and iPad, with the gas and monthly plans all paid for.

    -Incredibly helpful employees: as a new hire working with people that had been at DuPont for decades, everyone was quite friendly and helpful as I got started in the working world. No one seemed threatened by my presence, and most were happy to pass along knowledge about the industry and company.

    -DuPont takes care of its own. If you're looking for a place to work the rest of your life, DuPont is for you. Many employees have worked here for decades and have only good things to say about the company.

    Cons

    -The size and age of the company makes it a pain to implement any sort of change. Bureaucracy is the name of the game. Most employees are old (the average age is about 50), and many lack even basic technical knowledge about email, smartphones, IT, etc. There's definitely a "we've always done it this way" sort of feeling when it comes to making any changes. People really have to be convinced something is broken before they get around to fixing it. There's very little proactive change, especially from management.

    -People are valued based on how long they've been at the company, not on how well they contribute. If you're looking for a place where you can come in, make a difference, and be rewarded for it, look elsewhere. However, there's a silver lining in that you can show up, put in the bare minimum, and not be punished for it.

    -Experiences at the company vary drastically by business unit. If you're in a BU that's doing well (such as our seed company Pioneer), you'll have the time of your life. But god help you if you get stuck in something like Titanium Technologies, where commodity markets determine a good chunk of business success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop BSing when it comes to the development program. Don't make it seem like an amazing opportunity when it's really little more than an entry-level position with a few weeks of training during the year. It's not that it's a bad program; it's just that people become disappointed when you sell a dream that never comes to fruition.

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