DuPont Reviews

Updated February 5, 2016
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Edward D. Breen
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  • Despite claiming "Respect for People" as a core value, DuPont corporate management appears to have little regard for it's people (in 17 reviews)

  • Look out for the merger with Dow (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Once great, now on the decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good comp and bens, great people (for the most part), great products. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Unclear strategy over last few years, too many "what the heck are they doing there" managers.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late to save this once great company now that the merger/breakup process has started. A disaster for all the employees who have lost their jobs and for the cities in which the company operates. The end of 200+ years and all for what? The short term greed of Wall Street.


  2. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great history of innovation. Open, friendly culture. Has been a stable company that encourages company input.

    Cons

    uncertainty during merger with Dow. Wall street quarterly expectations drive decision making. Company is over-promising growth to the street.

    Advice to Management

    Be less beholden to wall street or more honest about growth expectations


  3. "Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - work-life balance a plus - high visibility/ company has a global presence - competitive salary

    Cons

    - Profitability of company in a tail spin since 2008 - Corporate Direction is vague since activist investor pressures and new CEO

    Advice to Management

    In this new environment of change, it is time to start taking a fresh look at managing the organization. Avoid falling back on old school methods of management, open up lines of communication to those whom you manage.


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  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, caring people

    Cons

    Uncertain future due to merger

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more focused on less initiatives. Resources are spread too thin, causing long lead times in deliverables.


  6. "Good environment"

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

    Pros

    Respectful colleagues and comfortable environment

    Cons

    little communication with people and sometimes unrewarding


  7. "Very good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at DuPont (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture of company is superb. Its a good place to work.

    Cons

    Opportunity of off-shore is less and growth is slow in hyderabad


  8. Helpful (1)

    "DuPont"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor SC Foster in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Contractor SC Foster in Wilmington, DE

    Pros

    Great people, great experience and ability to learn new things and skills

    Cons

    `Company reorganization, ending 350 years of DuPont history. No jobs for a while - 2 years most likely.


  9. "Technical Service Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team with a diverse culture.

    Cons

    Downsizing due to Financial mindset over the past decade

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as an assist not as a liability


  10. "Lead Process Controls Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Lead Process Controls Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Process Controls Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, great match on 401k, good health insurance

    Cons

    Current cost cutting and merger with Dow.

    Advice to Management

    Quit cutting muscle


  11. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and job experiences.

    Cons

    Lot of processes in place but not used. Less people, more work and people are just trying to stay above water. Lots of restructuring/downsizing. Environment not best place to be today.



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