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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
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  • Very long hours during peak times (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management idiocy which led to the demise of this once great company (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Production Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people and great company

    Cons

    None really just shift work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, bonus structure

    Cons

    complacency in the lower ends of the organization

  3. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, and hardworking professional staff. Safety in the workplace is a focus at all levels.

    Cons

    More layoffs following merger with Dow Ag. Also, alot of contractors have been hired to fill workforce jobs after layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a salary reduction at the top, as you continue to layoff employees in the US and globally.


  4. "Another Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good, especially for the Des Moines area.

    Cons

    IT Management is fairly hands off and does not express clear direction on projects, short-term/long-term departmental goals. There's also a lack of communication between departments, cohesiveness, lots of hearsay, and uncertainty. Diversity can be improved as well. Having a majority of South Asians, Asians, and a few Caucasians does not make a very diverse group.

    Advice to Management

    Start with addressing the cons and that would vastly improve the work environment. Stop with the "good ol' boys" club and hold other managers accountable as well as other employees.


  5. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Constantine, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Constantine, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    If you have a family that you want to see do not work here.
    Too many managers.
    Some upper level management have the tendency to speak condescendingly to employees. Management needs to remember that it’s the employees who make things run.


  6. "Your Opinion Matters and is Appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller teams.
    The teams collaborate extensively and do not hoard information.
    Your opinion matters even if it's not the best. The team members will still listen to you and consider your ideas.
    Managers are always willing to work with you to help you reach your career goals.
    Forty hour weeks.
    Really good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions have to be approved by managers and directors that don't work with you so it can take some time to get promoted.
    Pay is not as competitive as other places, but is still decent


  7. "Great company to work for even in times of change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to take on a number of different projects
    Salary is pretty standard

    Cons

    The future seems to be uncertain for some
    Increased workload by hiring freeze is causing some people to be frustrated
    Management doesn't seek advice from the average worker

    Advice to Management

    Seek the opinion of the ground-level worker

  8. "Senior Investment Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, positive work environment, solid management team, great people to work with

    Cons

    Sometime collaboration amongst varioud departments is not encourage or accepted enough

    Advice to Management

    Get all areas of the organization talking and working with each other


  9. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Safety oriented, good moral overall

    Cons

    safety was a little extreme in some instances


  10. "“Employee”"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Paid Well
    -Great Benefits
    -Clean environment
    -Safe place to work
    -Some coworkers are fun to work with.
    -Free coffee, hot chocolate, tea.

    Cons

    -No equal opportunities for women
    -No promotions unless you’re severely sucking up
    -Feeling “less than” on a daily basis
    -Problems are never resolved
    -Constantly worrying about whether your job is safe or not (merger)
    -Management doesn’t know the job that their people do but also don’t try to learn the job either. Instead they just hire and promote people like themselves so that they don’t have to worry about competition and looking inadequate next to someone who can actually do the job.
    -CONSTANT SECRECY.
    -Core values are never followed.
    -Surrounded by toxic people every day. Management doesn’t resolve it.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes.


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