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Updated September 22, 2017
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  • 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 company at sunset"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented people. Strong product portfolio. Excellent new product development.

    Cons

    Too many projects with not enough resources. People purge leading to excessive brain drain and pulling away from customers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clarity of direction internally and externally.


  2. "Conflicted Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, nice office space

    Cons

    Nepotism and the hangers-on still have that Uncle Dupy mentality, it's not the 1970's anymore

    Advice to Management

    Good luck turning that ship around

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lab manager"

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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

    Great focus on safety. Easily accessible resources such as ACS and ASTM full access

    Cons

    Industrial Biisciences continually at odds with DuPont proper. Much fragmentation between business divisions. Antiquated LIMS system with zero corporate support. Nobody with an overall vision of plant. All engineers live in silos and have no interaction with other engineers. Many issues could be prevented with proper planning.

    Advice to Management

    Less cooks in the kitchen. Too many people with varying ambitions with no clear leadership. A rudderless ship lost at sea. The outsourcing of IT to Dell is a travesity. Inefficient and many hours a day on phone dealing with less than informed IT folks. Much productivity lost.


  4. "Formerly Great Company"

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

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Still many types of opportunities for those with science and engineering backgrounds.

    Cons

    Merger with Dow is creating increasing uncertainty regarding stability of positions.


  5. "Used to be great"

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Used to be a lot of internal career opportunities, but the company has become very stagnant these days, having eliminated so many positions. Benefits have also dwindled over time. Merger concerns. Decisions still take too long to make.


  6. "DuPont IB"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    local (working in Europe) culture is still good, used to be better though.
    There are some opportunities to visit other sites worldwide for cross-learning.
    Some managers are really standing up for their direct reports.
    Good training opportunities.

    Cons

    insufficient communication and transparency to the employees, loads of unnecessary/unrelated surveys that consume employees time.
    Lack of proper IT support.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR"

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Was a reliable company to work for.

    Cons

    Not the company it use to be. More focused on money then people.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to caring about your employees.

  8. "Sourcing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and able to make long lasting relationships outside of work. Ability to move around to different areas.

    Cons

    Due to the recent changes, everyone is on edge for who is to go next. Upper management picks favorites and sets unrealistic goals. HR is not helpful and does not do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic with expectations for your people, stop picking favorites and realize that outside consultants will not solve the companies problems.


  9. "MC SR Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good company

    Cons

    Stop managing day to day

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing with the employees lives. They built DuPont, not you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Politics and appearance determine how you are viewed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    Big name to put on your resume, some interesting growth markets

    Cons

    it's a FaceTime, politics, appearance driven company. The talk about core values but at their core they care about what you say not what you do. accountability is low. People management capability is a beyond sad. Most of the businesses and products are established, no growth, no innovation spaces. It's a sad place to work

    Advice to Management

    You only want to hear the positive so I doubt you are reading this


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