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DuPont Reviews

Updated 26 November, 2014
Updated 26 November, 2014
399 Reviews
3.6
399 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
Ellen J. Kullman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 56 reviews)

  • Outstanding core values, Excellent reputation, World class innovations capabilities (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • DuPont emphasizes respect for people at a high level but in reality the follow through is just not there (in 9 reviews)

  • Below average rate of project progression due to deliberate, data driven, decision making (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great balance between personal and professional life. The salaries were good compared to competitors. Good training program for employees. Nice and friendly environment. Good values

    Cons

    I have worked in Venezuela for the Performance Coatings division before it was sold to Axalta and from my experience I found hard to build up a career. The structure of the organization was very flat and change was hard to achieve. The future of the companies business is not clear yet

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very friendly people, but hardly a competent company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great Atmosphere
    - Very friendly people
     - Fantastic benefits package
    - Large company, and tons of opportunity to move laterally across differrent businesses.

    Cons

    - A culture of incompetency that is begining to change
    - Employees have been there too long and need to focus more on business profit vs. how hard you have to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus more on profit
    - Ensure employees are working hard enough. Too many tenured employees taking advantage and working way less than they should be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great employer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Port Maitland, ON
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Port Maitland, ON

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have always given the opportunity to better yourself within the company. I have been lucky enough in my 15 year career to work in 4 of the 7 'plants' on site and gained a lot of experience that working for another company would not have allowed. Safety is truly a core value, and what they teach you at work applies to your home life in a lot of circumstances.

    Cons

    Due to the economy and changes within the company, job stability is very unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of micromanaging the people who are good at their jobs and actually care about the business, deal with the people who are incompetent and unwilling to learn. People were hired to be operators and self managed...not babysitters and ran into the ground doing other peoples work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunities for young, smart, team-oriented people

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orange, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, transfers and cross functional experience. Very respectful environment with high safety values. Stable jobs at plant sites. Collaborative atmosphere with emphasis on teamwork.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover since the area is booming and employees often get experience then leave for other companies. Also the company is publicly shedding businesses that are not around their high margin agriculture business and the "fresh start" initiative has a lot of corporate "overhead" employees worried for their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees than needed at more than competitive salaries to make up for the experience that is dwindling and hopefully with attrition you will have enough to keep the knowledge high. Also a lot of senior leadership is at retirement age which makes it difficult for them to be motivated to make necessary changes.. They are more likely to keep it "stable" at status quo rather than rock the boat when needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best years in business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the best company to improve yourself.

    Cons

    Benefits and working conditions are valuable.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    business process

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    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company , excellent people

    Cons

    too much politics hindering growth of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with reality

    Recommends
  8.  

    I worked at DuPont for a year and had a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant atmosphere and a great team. I was challenged but supported in everything I did and I couldn't recommend it any more highly.

    Cons

    I worked on a contract basis and although there was a full time position available it took over six months to offer it to me. By this point I'd already found a full time job elsewhere and felt obliged to take it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Temporary Employment but don't Expect to be Made Permanent

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    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Contract Paralegal in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Contractors are well paid and well received. You are valued, however generally speaking they is no hope of being made permanent.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. On-boarding is sparse, it is tough to gain access to necessary software. Literally you must set you IT things up yourself. The company is in the midst of reduction of workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Regression toward the mean...

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    stability; company has been in business for > 200 years. Variety of businesses and job types.

    Cons

    slow moving, introverted culture. Company is not growing as fast as its peers and competitors. Limited upside opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leaders should INTERACT with your technical staff. You would be astounded at the distortion of your message as it filters down through layers of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short Term Thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexibility in work schedule, 401K

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of short term thinking. It feels like making the quarter is the only priority, willing to sacrifice long term business and profits for short term, quarterly win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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