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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler
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  • Very long hours during peak times (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Super! Highly recommended"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice enviroment, good pay, nice peers with a lot of knowledge.

    Cons

    Unnecessary pressures, businesses are cold. No real friends. Work done is the most important

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving


  2. "Decent pay but too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, retirement plan used to be pretty good, matched 3% to our 6%. Flexible work hours. Sizeable cubicle and nobody clocked watched you.

    Cons

    Working for the right person is half the battle. Working for the wrong person hurts you. Working for the wrong group hurts you. If you're working for the wrong boss on the wrong project it really didn't matter how hard you work. They tend to treat the computer people and safety people better than the lab people. If you don't have a PhD you generally have to follow the manager's research goals.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same, no favoritism for certain types of work.

  3. "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


  4. "Great company. Lots of autonomous work and flexibility to work from home"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexibility to take time off when needed. Good starting salary and competitive wages. Large consonant moving in right direction

    Cons

    Upper management does not always understand what the lower levels are doing. Hard to stand out in a company of this size


  5. "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.


  6. 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


  7. 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.

  8. 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


  9. "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,


  10. "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.


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