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DuPont Pioneer Des Moines Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
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  • Very long hours during peak times (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management idiocy which led to the demise of this once great company (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great ag company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with at Pioneer

    Cons

    None at this time, we'll see after the merger


  2. "Great environment for software engineers"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineering in Johnston, IA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer as an intern

    Pros

    The company has an awesome environment, new tech stack, great management, and great culture

    Cons

    I can't seem to think of any real cons for working here as a software engineer

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working here, it challenges me.

    Cons

    Uncertainty and a lack of direction at times.


  4. "Great work atmosphere"

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    Former Intern - Imaging Analytics in Johnston, IA
    Former Intern - Imaging Analytics in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer as an intern

    Pros

    Coworkers are very nice. Supervisors do not micromanage.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. My overall experience with the company was great.


  5. "ETL Test lead"

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    Current Contractor - ETL Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    Current Contractor - ETL Consultant in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture is good
    people around by is very knowledgeable
    Good to start your career

    Cons

    No discussion on Forecast on upcoming project


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Information Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible company, great location and services in the building, mostly casual attire, good PTO package.

    Cons

    Lots of contracting and outsourcing going on. Employees losing jobs so it isn't the stable work place it used to be.


  7. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Headquartered in thriving U.S. mid-western community - great place to raise a family.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, extremely conservative culture, no accountability,

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Johnston, IA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very friendly and Welcoming.

    Cons

    Software you get to work on isn't always interesting.


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun energetic good place to work

    Cons

    hard work hot sweaty in the fields

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Johnston, IA

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with coworkers.

    Cons

    Going through a merger, many jobs are uncertain


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