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"A nice place to work for the majority of the time"

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Wilmington, DE
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Wilmington, DE
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good experience, Six Sigma Training, collaborative environment, good pay and benefits.

Cons

Layoffs, and more layoffs. Not seeing the talent within - always using consultants. Any educational background besides Science (Engineers, Chemists, other Scientists) not as valued. This limits career growth and opportunities. And makes for poor morale.

Advice to Management

Make smarter growth decisions. Protect intellectual property. Appreciate and encourage diversity - not just in the traditional sense but also diversity of thought and education. Embrace and live the core values - especially respect for people.

Other Employee Reviews for DuPont

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative working enironment focused on ethical high performance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sourcing Analyst Co-op in Wilmington, DE
    Former Intern - Sourcing Analyst Co-op in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High level of ethics instilled in the environment maintains DuPont's reputation as a quality partner in business. Highly skilled employees passionate about their work, and engaged in the company culture.

    Cons

    Most employees are somewhat reserved, shy, and very fixed on job performance. Somewhat anti-social outside of the work environment and this shows in the stress levels. Most employees are conservative in action and are looking to settle down to raise a family and retire.

    Advice to Management

    The hierarchy is apparent, the Biggest of the Wigg's, ie Ellen Kullman, was never in the same building as the co-ops. I saw her one time in passing but never was introduced or got to shake her hand. It would be a huge incentive to meet the highest officials of the company on the first day for a brief 5-10 minutes and then be able to aspire to follow in their footsteps. Instead, it seemed like she was so incredibly busy with keeping the company functioning that we may never get a chance to meet her.


  2. "Old mind set trying to make changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great work/life balance, safety and core values are wonderful

    Cons

    old mind set which is a struggle to make changes, there are career opportunities to make lateral moves but not many to make promotions, too much opportunity is "farmed out" to contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the younger generations who have a lot to offer. Stop going to "contractors" when there is availability to train one of your own, even if for a a temporary position.

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