I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 5 years)
Great colleagues, good pay and very dedicated to its published core values.
A disconnect between a true understanding of upper management and the nature of the agricultural business. Goals are too closely connected to quarterly cycles of Wall Street and not to the cyclical nature of agriculture. This business should focus on the long term outlook. In the last few years, there has been too much reorganization, restructuring to make the business attractive for the merger with Dow and tremendous talent loss.
Advice to Management
Focus on long term objectives and invest back in R&D.
I applied online. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Johnston, IA).
The interview process was fairly straightforward for a big company. After the formal application process, I was first contacted for a phone interview, that was followed up by an invitation for an onsite interview with all travel expenses paid by the company. I got to meet many future colleagues and got a general look of the campus. The process was very courteous and I never felt like I was being interogated.