DuPont - If you're a contract employee, get used to being second class and unappreciated. | Glassdoor
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"If you're a contract employee, get used to being second class and unappreciated."

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Current Employee - Contract IT Specialist in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Contract IT Specialist in Richmond, VA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Many good people to work with.
Great name recognition on resumes
Some managers (now retired) were very supportive and nurtured a good environment for growth and for reaching potential.

Cons

Many people are promoted who don't qualify and don't have the skills to manage.
Office politics is rampant, and stifling.
People in management positions are out of touch with reality.
Consultants from the "big guys" are treated okay, but contract IT employees without the backing of a major consulting firm are screwed.
Some managers micromanage, rather than trusting their employees not to be morons.

Advice to Management

Only promote people to management who truly deserve it. Trust your employees to know their jobs. Hire good people directly.

Other Employee Reviews for DuPont

  1. "Good place to work, room for improvement"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent ethics and integrity go through the company, underlined by core values especially safety. Good work-life balance though getting tougher as we are leaner, common across corporations these days.

    Cons

    Can be slow/difficult to drive change. The strength is working with teams and getting input on change, but some things have to be driven to be competitive. Need to ensure we keep valuing the technologies and experts who helped make the company what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Need to remember to keep developing people even as competition has intensified. Fewer development opportunities than in the past and these are needed for the long term.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "DuPont Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A wide array of projects in all areas of science are potentially available. Family friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Starting pay is not very high, and it never gets better than average throughout the career.

    Advice to Management

    It would be an event better company to work for if it paid 10% more.

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