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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
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  • "during peak times have to work long hours" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Work life balance-especially at stations" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay and hours

    Cons

    Mundane tasks that were repetitive for weeks


  2. "DuPont Pioneer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good 401k, and good pay.

    Cons

    Large global company, do silly things sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    identify where the overloaded employees are, and where the under utilized employees are....even out the work load.

  3. "Great Company, Great Coworkers"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Culture of meetings. Many levels of hierarchy.


  4. "Crew Detasseler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer part-time

    Pros

    Independent in the fields, had a good crew to work with

    Cons

    Long, hot, miserable hours. Amount of work we got was unpredictable.


  5. "DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    The money is sort of good

    Cons

    The management is absolutely awful

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Increasingly Challenging Working Conditions"

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    Current Employee - SRA in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - SRA in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for and very supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Upper level leadership remains out of touch with employees. Ever changing environment with on-going project and headcount reductions continuing to streamline company prior to spinoff in 2019. Very stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and ask for feedback from employees.


  7. "research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits holidays and paid vacation days

    Cons

    Not friendly female director and manager

    Advice to Management

    Too many people have been fired

  8. "Still going"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Great people and leadership attempting to reduce stress on employees caused by merger

    Cons

    The merger between DowDupont is taking a long time to work through

    Advice to Management

    Make clear why employees should be excited to work in the company long term


  9. "Steady as she goes..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have spent my entire career at Dupont-Pioneer. The people are great; I have found like-minded people and made many lasting friendships, as well as having been mentored by very talented people.

    Cons

    Most of the issues I've encountered have been as a result of downsizing and increased workload from the recent merger. More projects are piled on and resources have been getting spread thinner and thinner. Something is bound to give!

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect mergers to go smoothly and every deadline to be met if you run your team ragged and assign high priority to more projects than can even be completed in the first place!!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, work atmosphere depends a lot on your co workers.

    Cons

    Tons of hours, lots of travel, no comp time, pretty bad work life balance at out lying facilities. Boring mundane tasks that last week's to months. The attention to safety is good on some level but here it requires tons of time, wasted resources and headaches. Mergers, downsizing, and good ole boy mentality makes you wonder how long you'll have a job if you're not your direct supervisors bff.


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