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"A great place to begin a career"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Chemical Engineer in Orange, TX
Current Employee - Senior Chemical Engineer in Orange, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent work/life balance. Technical staff is highly skilled and open to sharing/mentoring/training of new employees. Lots of resources to pull from across the company (must be patient and willing to deal with red tape). Some opportunity to travel. Nearly impossible to get fired unless you commit some grossly innappropriate action or non professional behavior. Across the whole company DuPont has one of the strongest technical staffs aged 50+ relative to any other company. This however will change over the next 5-10 years due to poor staffing practices. If the company were better off financially, I honestly believe DuPony would attempt to be more competitive with attracting and retaining top talent.

Cons

Upper management still thinks that DuPont and Dow rule the world. Compensation and benefits are very poor relative to other peer companies. No pension for new employees, poor 401K options. As expectations are low, there tends to be a lot of folks riding out their career. When the "baby boomer" generation begins to retire en masse, DuPont will find itself with a horribly inexperienced technical staff. Company has been unable to hire employees away from other top companies resulting in very few fresh concepts and ideas being introduced.

Advice to Management

Stop living in the past. Offer a competitive salary and benefits package and talented people will leave the competitors to come to DuPont, not the other way around. Abandon Six Sigma and put those people to work.

Other Employee Reviews for DuPont

  1. "A good chemical company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Wilmington, DE
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay compatible with peer companies. Work on some high quality research work. Good managers I have met. Many smart engineers.

    Cons

    The company is facing many challenges in the future due to out of data products and challenging from company from China.

    Advice to Management

    The challenging the company is facing need the manager to be more aggressive to make to work done. The old company culture need change.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "MBA Internship in DuPont"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MLDP Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - MLDP Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nobody stays in the office after 4.30. Work life balance is great. Exposure to VP and other executives.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucratic, lot's micro management. Workforce is old, demotivated and reluctant to change. No opportunities outsides of Wilmington.Lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more motivated, talented people. Offer global careers, improve office facilities. Sell businesses that do not generate profits. make the decisions faster

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