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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
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  • Long hours in the summer heat and limited upward mobility without formal education (in 16 reviews)

  • Work Life balance is difficult in fringe areas that have big geographies to cover (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fairly good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Wahpeton, ND
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Wahpeton, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Raises and bonus based on performance. Overtime available and a safe working environment.

    Cons

    Lots of favortism. Hours are not good for some. There are certain people that are stuck on later hours all the time. There is one bad supervisor that needs to go.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of that one supervisor that nobody likes and work something out where more people can get some daytime hours


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, mobility between knowledge columns

    Cons

    Poor leadership- abundance of infighting, obstructionist culture between research groups


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  5. "Good company, bad leadership"

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    Current Employee - Area Team Lead in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Area Team Lead in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefit package. 401k is matched at 7% which also is nice. Lots of PTO. Sick time is monitored and you will be questioned after a few days!

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue about the whole process and doesn't understand. Labor is always an issue and we still continue to work 12hr shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the operators, they are the professionals.


  6. "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,


  7. "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.


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Belmond, IA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Belmond, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Good work/life balance, supervisors were very understanding when time needed to be taken off on short notice.

    Cons

    Certain decisions can't be made at the location level.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


  11. "Great people"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of open minded people and good communication throughout the company. Plenty of flexibility to expand into different projects based off of your strengths or interests. People generally are very happy working here and spend the bulk of their careers here.

    Cons

    Very divided between sales, production and research, hard to move across departments. Constant changes can make work and career planning difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage greater career opportunities and expect people to seek career advancement. Horizontal career movement is not career advancement.



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