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"The ship is sinking and everyone is comfortably numb."

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There are a wide variety of businesses to tranfer between when your current position is getting stale or cut. DuPont had a tendency to promote from within, so you could start out as an engineer or chemist and end your career in legal, HR, R&D, management, operations, or sales and marketing. This has only gradually begun to change such that DuPont is starting to hire externally for transferable skills such at IT.

Cons

No matter what division, management is highly politically correct, to the point where quality of management has suffered greatly. Many fine and talented employees are passed over for promotions in order to meet an established quota that management is graded and rewarded for meeting. It sounds good in social theory, but the consequences are simply horrific. Nimrods run organizations where it is intuitively obvious they are way over their heads. It's only the talent beneath them that keeps the ship afloat and lurching forward.

Advice to Management

The ship has been sinking for many years and everyone seems oblivious to it, as if they only cared about maintaining what they've got, not reestablishing the greatness DuPont was once famous for.

Other Employee Reviews for DuPont

  1. Helpful (2)

    "DuPont is like a Buick..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Strategy and Marketing in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Director of Strategy and Marketing in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work life balance is amazing. Any time needed for family or time off is given without question, if you even have to ask for it. They want and expect life time employees. The 401k benefits are also very good.
    The corporate brand equity is strong and can open B2B doors.

    Cons

    It is a very industrial, old, relationship based work environment. 35 to 40 is still considered young and inexperienced, especially if your entire career was not in the company.
    It feels as if the corporation is running off of its historical achievements while struggling to find its foothold on the future.

    Advice to Management

    Catch up with modern business management style, technique and content. Use more rigorous business management processes to find and attain true value. Use performance management to weed out the bottom performers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very poor management and poor atmosphere to work in Barley Mill Plaza."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Accountant in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dupont offers good compensation package compared to other companies in wilmington, de.

    Cons

    You can the best hardest working employee but you will still stay at the same level you were when you were hired. Unless of course you are very good at kissing some major butt with your managers. I say Managers because every year you work you will wind up with a different manager who has absolutely know idea what you do but yet when it comes to your review will give you a negative one. Also, if you enjoy switching jobs every 2 years for the next 30 years then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    They need to focus on more of what their employees do rather than just trying to get promoted to their next job assignment.

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