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DuPont Richmond Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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DuPont Interim Chairman and CEO Edward D. Breen
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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. "Co-op"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Richmond, VA
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible for a co-op. Good name to have on resume. Work was useful for company

    Cons

    Co-op program communication is a bit unresponsive at times, sometimes work volume will be low


  2. "Mgr"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good compared to others

    Cons

    Instability too much change going on

    Advice to Management

    None need to be more concerned about employees as much as board members

  3. "good place to work and grow."

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee- centric, good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    little mismanagement is there but it is tolerable.


  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. "Manufacturing Technology Engineer Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Technology Engineer Co-Op in Richmond, VA
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Technology Engineer Co-Op in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, great people, the products that we make really help people and the process is intriguing to learn about.

    Cons

    Some boring work as a co-op, difficult time for DuPont in the middle of a merger. Large company so can struggle to be lean and make changes at times.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "DuPont Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technology Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No shortage of interesting technical challenges and high impact projects to become involved with. Rich company history.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from management/leadership. Not enough investment in people capability. Too much focus on day-to-day firefighting without an eye for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to take short term losses for long-term gain. Set an expectation for the level of performance expected to be completed while employees are on the job and hold all employees to that expectation.


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DuPont has an excellent 401K plan.

    Cons

    Too many changes across the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Operations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, matching 401k of 9% (for now)

    Cons

    pension taken away for hires in 2008, merger with Dow leaves lots of unanswered questions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    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.


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