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Pioneer Overview

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Johnston, IA
10000+ employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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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

Pioneer Reviews

  • "Great Company, Great Coworkers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Researcher in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pioneer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Culture of meetings. Many levels of hierarchy.

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Pioneer Photos

Pioneer photo of: Fieldwork at Pioneer Hi Bred
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Pioneer photo of: Partnership at Pioneer Hi Bred
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Pioneer photo of: DuPont Pioneer
Pioneer photo of: Received plant operations excellence award ,star of the quarter and six sigma Yellow belt
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Pioneer Interviews

Experience

Experience
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    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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