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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, supervisors were very understanding when time needed to be taken off on short notice (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment and team oriented (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours in the summer heat and limited upward mobility without formal education (in 16 reviews)

  • Core values and quality go down the drain with every decision made (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    committed, fair, stable, friendly, rewarding

    Cons

    corporate, slow to change,

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to mimic everything Monsanto does


  2. "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,


  3. "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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  5. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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


  7. "Confusing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are wonderful. Many coworkers are great to work with and eager to help each other. Core values are great ideas.

    Cons

    Merger brings uncertainty. Next to no work-life flexibility. Many supervisors have been promoted based on years of service not actual leadership skills or abilities. Lots of fear based management tactics in those departments - don't be too smart, don't talk to too many people type atmospheres. Very little future career possibilities and even that momentum is heavily dependent on supervisor's recommendations. For some, that works out well, the majority struggle. A lot of lip service to core values but many will still put production ahead of everything (individual site problem not something the company supports)

    Advice to Management

    Be more particular with supervisors. Technical skill doesn't equate to leadership skill. Offer clear career succession planning to employees not just location leadership members


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Dupont pioneer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Leadership is in transition.

    Cons

    Merging companies. Not great on promotions.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Employees can be over worked and cause them to get burned out.



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