Employee Review

  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Good and Bad

    Jan 19, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Dupont is a good company and a very good employer. We all have our complaints, but the reality is that people strive to be able to work here and don't want to leave. Maybe that says something. The value in DuPont was largely created a long time ago with the big discoveries in chemistry following WWII. These products and businesses have been sustaining the company since. Compensation is generally higher than the average. Many of the aspects of the culture can be difficult to take, but in the end provides for a respectful workplace. Colleagues are some of the brightest people you will ever know.

    Cons

    DuPont is poorly managed. Most managers spend their time managing their careers and not their areas of responsibility. The culture is so hierarchical that decision making grinds to a halt and management often avoids making decisions entirely. Despite attempts to change how the company operates, many people still maintain a silo mentality about their jobs. Ed Breen is doing what needs to be done.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    May 20, 2022 - Business Development Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Was diverse and in multiple industries

    Cons

    Company changed too fast and split into 3 different companies in 2016

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Short Term Financial Focus - No Longer a Science-Driven Company

    May 3, 2022 - Principal Investigator in Wilmington, DE
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great brands and market recognition. - Generally talented people and teams on the technical side. - Good support and hybrid work for established employees, but more difficult for new employees to get connected. - Unique and interesting technologies spread across different units.

    Cons

    - In product development, lots of business/technology silos due to constant divestitures/acquisitions to please shareholders since 2017 Dow merger/split. This lowers stability and trust, leads to collaboration difficulties, and increases barriers to market wins. - Upper management have little technical literacy and therefore capacity to integrate R&D to create value for end customers. "Strategy" consist of segmenting units by short term financial metrics and backward looking consultant decks, rather than in dept understanding of end market or technology fit for sustainable long term growth. - Constant reorganization- rounds of cutbacks, M+A synergies and integration (layoffs)- provided ample opportunity to self-promoting bean counters to entrench across middle management by parroting upper management talking points and/or leaning in on DEI.

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