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Great People, Great Company

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Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer
Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer

I worked at DuPont as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great learning experience for new engineers

Cons

Very few young or new employees

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    Well run, professional internal Six Sigma organization

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    Current Employee - Master Black Belt in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Master Black Belt in Wilmington, DE

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DuPont considers certification as a Green Belt a condition of employment for exempt employees, and Black Belt certification is expected from any professional who wants to advance in the company. Master Black Belts are highly respected and compensated.

    Cons

    DuPont does not hire talent from outside at senior levels. We hire engineers and PhD Scientists out of school, then train and sort them into Marketing, Sales, Technical, Manufacturing etc. roles. Yes, even Marketing and all the other functions like HR and IT are largely populated by engineers and scientists; this really is a science company.

    Advice to Management

    If we want to change things in the culture, such as increasing the value of speed over being 100% sure of every decision, consider hiring in a larger number of mid-level managers from smaller companies. Hire people who do not view a multinational's geological time scale to be normal, and hire them into levels that can effect change. Outside MBBs would be a good place to start.


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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good corporate culture, core values let employees work interdepently, and respect other functions and businesses' decision and working process, and outcomes.

    Cons

    limitation of career opportunity and complex, unclear, and long process of decision making.

    Advice to Management

    give more autority and flexibility of decision making to local professionals and managers.


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