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DuPont Philadelphia Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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DuPont Interim Chairman and CEO Edward D. Breen
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Pros
  • DuPont is company that respects employee work-life balance and create a secure environment to work (in 160 reviews)

  • DuPont spread it's core values in you not only as a professional but also as a human being (in 136 reviews)

Cons
  • With the recent merger with Dow Chemicals the Organization is undergoing major restructuring (in 56 reviews)

  • No respect for people if contractors (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salaries, opportunities to travel globally, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes demanding, expect to work evenings and some weekends

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term


  2. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people for the most part.

    Cons

    Not enough employees to get everything done that is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  3. "Dupont Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in most buildings and great people.

    Cons

    Typical Corporate Red Tape and mediocre pay

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble


  4. "Senior Research Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deepwater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deepwater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Peers and fine people

    Cons

    Management too short-sighted and Wall St sensitive

    Advice to Management

    You have already destroyed great corporation


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Gets Worse Every Year"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, excellent product portfolios, flex time

    Cons

    Pay not very competitive, VERY political, losing best talent, disorganized and have strayed from founding core values. Common unethical behaviors overlooked and very good at covering up issues. Morale extremely low. Most employees just buying time or leaving. Tried hiring me back recently at reduced salary/benefits after I resigned. Very questionable future. Under current merger Dow is in drivers seat and DuPont employees are getting the shaft

    Advice to Management

    You can't ride the legacy reputation for ever and it is on fumes now. Hire and promote qualified people and diversify your talent. Your benefits and salaries are not competitive to attract best talent. Breen and his cronies are running the company into the ground and discarding everything of value with a very short sighted and golden parachute outlook for them. You have strayed from core values of environmental stewardship, safety and valuing people/community. You will lose all your subject matter expertise during merger, then what? Conduct detailed exit interviews from people leaving and take action on the issues cited


  6. "Superficial"

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    Former Employee - Audiometric Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Audiometric Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, good pay, some genuinely friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    The management is a joke. Laziness is rampant. Very clique-heavy environment. Patient appreciation is feigned at best by management. Younger employees tend to get pushed out because we notice the changes which need to be made, and most of the older employees won't like it as they are comfortable with the environment, no matter how inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Actually try making real adjustments and not superficial ones to satisfy upper management. Make an effort to implement employee-suggested methods to induce change.


  7. "Chemical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and good team

    Cons

    Slow pace and poor management

  8. "Good Company w/Lots of Changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Working conditions
    Employee safety
    Flexibility (depending on which business you work in)

    Cons

    Not always kept in the loop on important company issues/matters


  9. "Research Technician"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck, Hourly Workers are nice to work with

    Cons

    Managers and Supervisors Lying to long time employees, making promises of promotions that never materialize

    Advice to Management

    Stop Lying, TREAT WHITE MALES WORKING IN SERVICE SUPPORT JOBS EQUAL, STOP PROMOTING PEOPLE FROM DUPONT INTERNAL DIVERSITY GROUPS:


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Terrible Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and safety culture....

    Cons

    Last 10 years only the connected ones, servile attitude, risk avoiders, mediocre talents, have been eating it like termite from within and we witnessed the results.....collapsed like a deck of cards, mergers and acquisitions are hog wash, the bottom line is unfit leadership at every level and typical American way of discrimination.....so unless you are connected and some what "white American" avoid it especially if you are ambitious and want to change the age old wisdom....

    Advice to Management

    DO NOT DISCRIMINATE SOME DAY YOU WILL BE CAUGHT


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