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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated December 17, 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 14 reviews)

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  1. "Seasonal Worker"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Worker in Windfall, IN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Worker in Windfall, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The salary is decent, safety of employees is the top priority, and employers are friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes safety protocols can get in the way of working efficiently.


  2. "Research Associate II"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Repetitive work, lots of meetings, management

  3. "DuPont Pioneer in Johnston"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, challenging and interesting work, nice benefits, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    No company provided child care


  4. "Nice company suffering with bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits and nice work culture

    Cons

    Groups have their own politics


  5. "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


  6. "RS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits,

    Cons

    1. At work : Too much politics , very few workers and a lot managers. If you are friend of a manager (in any way), you will end up in a to-be successful project and get promotions and raises very fast. A lot of attention to over-staters and loud talkers.

    2. Core values: The core values are a bunch of joke in the company. Employees would laugh at you if are asked upon seriousness of the company in using them. These are at the disposal of the management to trouble and/or fire employees . No ethical standards.

    3. R&D; It is supposed to be discovery company, but science/ discovery is not encouraged anymore.

    3. Managers: Nothing to say about them. I doubt somebody would say I learnt from my boss. There is no transparency from the management.

    4. Performance management: Bosses show the their creativity while reviewing the performance management and year end reviews. You are always compared to a lower level grade worker. This is the only company where it is acceptable to compare employees with each other ( in a negative way and demoralize the employees). The whole process is questionable as the employees should be bucketed into groups (irrespective of their performance).

    5. If you are not a local, stay out of this company. You will be stuck and waste your time and will not get any help. Please go to some enlightened working place.

    6. Useless HR: They are rubber stamps of management. You neither see them nor do not pay attention unless it involves an outsider (generally love to punish them).

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending as if you do not know the problems of the employees; do not keep your employees in limbo for long time; do not let your talented employees leave the the company; do not make the workplace hopeless and depressing; Hope the merger will bring back good times.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    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

  8. "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.


  9. "No opportunity otherwise you are a friend of the supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Salinas, PR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Salinas, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, health and retirements plans

    Cons

    Company first, family second, preference


  10. "Current management is money grubbing"

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    Former Employee - Counsel in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Counsel in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It used to be a place filled with a drive toward excellence. Farmers and breeding were actually important.

    Cons

    Awful moral, terrible place to work now. Layoffs are constant. You might want to use this place as a stepping stone if you have to, but don't stay too long!


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