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Good place to work, room for improvement

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

I have been working at DuPont

Pros

Excellent ethics and integrity go through the company, underlined by core values especially safety. Good work-life balance though getting tougher as we are leaner, common across corporations these days.

Cons

Can be slow/difficult to drive change. The strength is working with teams and getting input on change, but some things have to be driven to be competitive. Need to ensure we keep valuing the technologies and experts who helped make the company what it is.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to remember to keep developing people even as competition has intensified. Fewer development opportunities than in the past and these are needed for the long term.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    200+ years and counting

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    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Stability, good work life balance, respect for people is a core value and they back it up. Trying to be a very green and enviromentally responsible company, Average salary and health care, can find lots of better options though, great 401k matching (9%) but no more pension.

    Cons

    Poor balancing of work load to resources, tough place to get fired from (not a good thing, too many poor performers), current CEO very cost sensitive (i.e. cheap), asked employees to take up to 2 weeks of unpaid vacation in 2009 when the company made $2B+ profit. No perks of working for a large company like travel, fitness facilities, ability to attend training & conferences, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why do you continue to fail to retain young talent when you face a US work force with an average age in their 50's?

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Southern US Maintenance Engineer

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Easy work, requires little thinking
    Good pay, slightly above average
    Good benefits, better than average
    Great name to have on resume
    Safety culture

    Cons

    Too many managers
    No accountability for employees misbehaving or performing poorly
    Every employee hides behind their given responsibilities to avoid getting new work/projects
    Difficult to get work completed b/c of lazy culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give lower level engineers more responsibility, such as control over a budget or other decision making power. It is very difficult to get any work done when you have to go through 10 managers to check if its alright to do anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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