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DuPont Pioneer Reviews

Updated December 17, 2017
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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. "Super! Highly recommended"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Pioneer Review"

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

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Pioneer last summer. One of the first things I noticed on my first day is that the employees are really friendly. They knew everyone like family and treat you as one.

    Cons

    Some of the higher ups tend to ignore you as if you don't exist.


  4. "Great ag company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Sr research Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Very safe, hi class technology

    Cons

    Sometimes the pressure is overwhelming


  6. "Requirements Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    They have a good work/life balance

    Cons

    no comment for this section


  7. "Great bennifit package"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Team Leader
    Current Employee - Area Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of PTO, great 401k and fairly cheap health insurance.

    Cons

    micro-managing
    management has little to no knowledge of production activities
    changing of shifts

  8. "Pioneer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont Pioneer full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to Work for

    Cons

    Dealing with the ever changing ag environment


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ok starter job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont Pioneer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair health and 401k benefits

    Cons

    Lack career advancement. Promotion based on number of service years instead of work performance. Some departments have a lack of work / life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more acknowledgment to all members of the team including junior team members


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