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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated December 26, 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. "Great people, good work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, salary, perks, nice site

    Cons

    Corporate politics, difficulty of commute using public transit


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good pay and very dedicated to its published core values.

    Cons

    A disconnect between a true understanding of upper management and the nature of the agricultural business. Goals are too closely connected to quarterly cycles of Wall Street and not to the cyclical nature of agriculture. This business should focus on the long term outlook. In the last few years, there has been too much reorganization, restructuring to make the business attractive for the merger with Dow and tremendous talent loss.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term objectives and invest back in R&D.


  7. "Dupont Pioneer"

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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

    Engaging work environment and great people. Very collaborative. Decision making at the employee level.

    Cons

    Tough environment going through merger. Will be better after that's over.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating to the employees. Don't commit if you can't follow through. Just be honest.

  8. "research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and good benifits

    Cons

    Long hours, and a lot of travel


  9. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Great team; flexible scheduling; great benefits

    Cons

    Upper management idiocy which led to the demise of this once great company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop following the stock market ONLY, and focus on research more.


  10. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work around family schedule. Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    The thinking of upper management when they changed the structure of reporting in research.


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