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Johnston, IA
10000+ employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Forget T-bills and mutual funds. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of chemical giant DuPont, guarantees the best yields around. One of the world's largest commercial seed producers, Pioneer uses genetic research to develop hybrid seeds designed to ... Read more

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    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay and hours

    Cons

    Mundane tasks that were repetitive for weeks

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DuPont Pioneer Interviews

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    Lab Assistant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter. Went in for interview, showed around facility and lab. Asked to talk about my previous lab experiences and work. Talked about experience growing up on a farm and working with crops. Talked about experience working independently with insects in laboratory at college.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of a difficulty you came across in your research and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    "This is the wage we can pay"

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DuPont Pioneer Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work (Large)(#2), The Scientist, 2011
  • Best Cities For Young Professionals (Des Moines, IA), Forbes, 2011

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