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DuPont Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  • Flexibility and work life balance is good (in 134 reviews)

  • Good Place to work and learn, strong emphasis is given on company core values which is highly appreciated by employees (in 106 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support from upper management. Freedom to make decisions and execute on strategy and control the deliverable for my team.

    Cons

    Team members are geographically dispersed. This can make it difficult to build moral and sense of team.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job. Excellent communication about goals, strategy and what is happen within the organization. Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "SPRAY-LINING & COATINGS OF DUPONT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    DuPont raw materials are used on Spray-Lining & Coatings. Vendors as Line-X or Rhino Linings cannot compete with truck bed liners from Spray-Lining & Coatings. Others outclassed by SLC are Pond Armor, Rubberizeit!, Herco Rubber, CIM 1000 reviews, and Pond Shield. Thats why salaries for Spray-Lining & Coatings for Process engineer are over $142,000.00 annually.

    Cons

    Seal Tite plus SLC spray-on truck bedliner kits get unethical competition through some applicators of similar but lower quality durable coatings. These systems have owners who failed to use Spray-Lining Coatings' solutions. Weather polyurea for Koi Ponds, giant outdoor aquariums or big elastomeric polyurea jobs, much jealousy can occur in reviews of Spray-Lining & Coatings from these upset applicators or owners failing to compete fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Retaliate through Spray-Lining & Coatings with factual, positive reviews.


  3. "Was great. Is no longer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Investigator in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Associate Investigator in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance. Benefits. safety.

    Cons

    the jobs are all moving to the Midwest and no one will tell the employees that. Even though everyone knows

    Advice to Management

    None. They all work somewhere else because they knew.


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  5. "Financial Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hockessin, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hockessin, DE
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuPont (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work/family life balance. ethics.

    Cons

    management is usually in "CYA" mode


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Past 5 Years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started with DuPont out of college in 2011. Having been at 4 different sites in that time, this is a summary of what I've experienced.

    Great 401k program: 100% match up to 6% plus 3% extra from company
    Competitive pay for the chemical industry
    Excellent diversity within the company - both employees and business units
    Managers and peers care about you
    Ellen Kullman had the right idea of keeping the company together

    Cons

    Slow decision making, small sites are better than large sites
    Poor handle on capital investments - very little growth projects
    Have lost many great colleagues due to layoffs, spin-offs and sales
    Too many managers, not enough employees at the production sites
    Too many headquartered in Wilmington that cripple decision making processes
    Never enough resources committed to make something work causing projects to drag out
    Corporate rollouts and initiatives, but this has lighted up in the last few years
    Little to no formal classroom training, there used to be much more 5 years ago
    Wide differences between rewards and celebrations between sites, less than there used to be
    Constant change does not let up

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a break. There has been too much change over these last 5 years that is wearing on people. Productivity is in decline because of increased stress in the work environment to do more with less resources, time, and compensation.


  7. "DuPont"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    DuPont is ethical and complies with all laws and regulations

    Cons

    Merger is causing downsizing, stagnation and low morale

    Advice to Management

    Get through the merger and spins swiftly.


  8. "Excellent Global company with a small business culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Made to feel that we are all valuable assets to the company.

    Cons

    Insurance is not so great.


  9. "Procurement Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was able to work my way up from keying in invoices to Procurement Specialist and earn raises based on work performance.

    Cons

    Having to relocate cross country.

    Advice to Management

    Always say what you mean and mean what you say. Treat others as you would like to be treated in return.


  10. "Challenging Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Management Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DuPont is a staple in Delaware. Well known and respected company. Offers decent salaries and great benefits.

    Cons

    Please understand this may not represent all departments in this organization, but in my department, things are a complete mess. The structure is not designed for success. Too many leaders and not enough workers. Poor communication and no thought of developing employees- unless you are part of the clique that deems you worthy. Of the few different options I had on the table before coming here- this was my choice and I'm thoroughly disappointed. Pay is great, but you will have no peace of mind and you're expected to work 15-20 hours a day. Work life balance is joke and company values are not valued at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to your employees and what the needs are in your department. Leaders here are not trusted and a few of them are not even respected.


  11. "Former DuPont employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DuPont full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I had the privilege of acquiring new skills during my employment.

    Cons

    Since the merger of Dow/DuPont, many employees have lost their jobs. Very stressful year not knowing when you would get that tap on the shoulder and told you were no longer needed.

    Advice to Management

    DuPont teaches respect for others. Management needs to relook at how they respect others.


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