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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "ETL Test lead"

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    Current Contractor - ETL Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    Current Contractor - ETL Consultant in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work culture is good
    people around by is very knowledgeable
    Good to start your career

    Cons

    No discussion on Forecast on upcoming project


  3. 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


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  5. 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Mostly Great People, Mostly Great Culture"

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

    Pros

    Using interesting tools to solve difficult problems at scale. Management is very understanding of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too many meetings result in too much meta-work. Some co-workers aren't quite as motivated as you would expect. Still developing rigor around best practices, transitioning out of "wild west" coding practices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging best practices and pushing the value of good coding standards, don't just push for the quickest working solution every time.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Production in York, NE
    Current Employee - Production in York, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Its a good place to work

    Cons

    Shifts during conditioning rotate every 3 weeks


  11. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    life balance low but was getting better

    Advice to Management

    tough


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