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"Southern US Maintenance Engineer"

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Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy work, requires little thinking
Good pay, slightly above average
Good benefits, better than average
Great name to have on resume
Safety culture

Cons

Too many managers
No accountability for employees misbehaving or performing poorly
Every employee hides behind their given responsibilities to avoid getting new work/projects
Difficult to get work completed b/c of lazy culture

Advice to Management

Need to give lower level engineers more responsibility, such as control over a budget or other decision making power. It is very difficult to get any work done when you have to go through 10 managers to check if its alright to do anything

Other Employee Reviews for DuPont

  1. Helpful (2)

    "200+ years and counting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, good work life balance, respect for people is a core value and they back it up. Trying to be a very green and enviromentally responsible company, Average salary and health care, can find lots of better options though, great 401k matching (9%) but no more pension.

    Cons

    Poor balancing of work load to resources, tough place to get fired from (not a good thing, too many poor performers), current CEO very cost sensitive (i.e. cheap), asked employees to take up to 2 weeks of unpaid vacation in 2009 when the company made $2B+ profit. No perks of working for a large company like travel, fitness facilities, ability to attend training & conferences, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Why do you continue to fail to retain young talent when you face a US work force with an average age in their 50's?


  2. "Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Deepwater, NJ
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Deepwater, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has a diverse product base in over 77 countries. There are opportunities to have lots of different jobs if you can get those doors to be opened up.

    Cons

    It's too large and slow to adapt to new changes. Difficult to get exposure to corporate strategy for plant employees. Difficult for plant employees to be considered for corporate jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to develop your people. Hire more MBA's, don't let engineers do everything without requiring them to get MBA's or the proper training for non-engineering jobs.

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