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DuPont Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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DuPont Interim Chairman and CEO Edward D. Breen
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Pros
  • DuPont is company that respects employee work-life balance and create a secure environment to work (in 160 reviews)

  • DuPont spread it's core values in you not only as a professional but also as a human being (in 136 reviews)

Cons
  • With the recent merger with Dow Chemicals the Organization is undergoing major restructuring (in 56 reviews)

  • No respect for people if contractors (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, incredible mismanagment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The shop floor employees are some of the best, most hard working you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    Entirely too much red tape, it takes way too long to get any sort of change enacted, and that's if you can get anyone past the shop floor to even listen. The higher ups are so completely out of touch with the people it's astounding. It's all about cutting costs in areas that have no business getting cut. HR is nonexistent, so if you like navigating the 6 2hr phone calls to get any kind of answers about pretty much anything, you'll love it.

    Advice to Management

    A company is only as strong as it's employees. Unfortunately you keep driving your best far far away. Your Core Values may have meant something 100 years ago, but now all they are is a giant joke you only parade around when it's convenient.


  2. "Research Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck, Hourly Workers are nice to work with

    Cons

    Managers and Supervisors Lying to long time employees, making promises of promotions that never materialize

    Advice to Management

    Stop Lying, TREAT WHITE MALES WORKING IN SERVICE SUPPORT JOBS EQUAL, STOP PROMOTING PEOPLE FROM DUPONT INTERNAL DIVERSITY GROUPS:

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Terrible Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and safety culture....

    Cons

    Last 10 years only the connected ones, servile attitude, risk avoiders, mediocre talents, have been eating it like termite from within and we witnessed the results.....collapsed like a deck of cards, mergers and acquisitions are hog wash, the bottom line is unfit leadership at every level and typical American way of discrimination.....so unless you are connected and some what "white American" avoid it especially if you are ambitious and want to change the age old wisdom....

    Advice to Management

    DO NOT DISCRIMINATE SOME DAY YOU WILL BE CAUGHT


  4. "Great pay. Poor managment. Unionized workforce."

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    Former Employee - FLM in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - FLM in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and some of the relationships you build.

    Cons

    Everything else
    Career opportunities are great if you "play the game ".
    The culture is horrible for honest line managers desiring to make a positive contribution in a flawed system of biased office politics and a good old boys network thriving on favoritism and black balling.

    Advice to Management

    Support First Line Management and do not believe every and anything hourly employees say about the First Lines.


  5. "IT MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much I can say.

    Cons

    CIO is out of touch with the Business, which makes the money to pay the bills, including IT.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bad morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Loyal people.

    Cons

    Do not keep core values. Management allows hostile work environment. Loyalty means nothing. Bad leadership.

    Advice to Management

    DuPont corporate needs to investigate the bad morale. Don't talk about core values if you are not going to stick to them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    The crews were wonderful on the production floors

    Cons

    Company overpaid many employees. One was fired for violating ethics codes as he did not tell them about it was their reason. The guy really didn't know about it.

    Advice to Management

    Get your payroll and HR in order and help protect your most valuable asset, your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This use to be a good company to work for a few years ago.

    Cons

    DuPont only cares about making money. No matter how hard you work or how much you do, in the end you are just a number.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sad ending to an innovative giant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Business Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Global Business Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little pros left. Can't think of one. It all started when the activist investor Nelson Peltz started messing things up

    Cons

    Horrible new corporate culture. Executive management turned the relationship of every employee to a transactional one. Employees are just numbers on a piece of paper. So sad.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Ed Breen


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Oversold role and business potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A good team, with the exclusion of management

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from management and processes which are becoming redundant in the market. A very heavy reliance on the DuPont brand reputation which is no long as competitive as it use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Change your ways and tighten the business processes


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