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DuPont Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Flexibility and work life balance is good (in 141 reviews)

  • Good Place to work and learn, strong emphasis is given on company core values which is highly appreciated by employees (in 111 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work scheduling and compensation.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued for their contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage.


  2. "Finance Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Consultant in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Consultant in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at DuPont (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Science and innovation driven multi national company. Company has a world class R&D organization.

    Cons

    In recent years, company has been in battle with large activist investor and is in process of merging wth Dow Chemical. A lot of changes and uncertainty.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An opportunity to experience different roles with one employer (I.e.- sales, engineering, technical / R&D, supply chain, process improvement, etc)

    Cons

    Due to the large matrix organization, decision making at times can take longer than necessary.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sad ending to an innovative giant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "Manager"

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    • 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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "SPRAY-LINING & COATINGS OF DUPONT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.


  7. "Was great. Is no longer!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  8. "Financial Consultant"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The Past 5 Years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.


  10. "DuPont"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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