DuPont Reviews

Updated 12 September, 2014
Updated 12 September, 2014
357 Reviews
3.6
357 Reviews
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DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 51 reviews)

  • Great core values and respect for people (in 24 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 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time for 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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.  

    Very Competitive and science driven company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning
    work life balance
    Challenging projects
    People are willing to help

    Cons

    -very conservative
    -not enough benefits for contractors
    -Intern program needs to reorganize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more the Intern Program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Buffalo, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    High management turn over. Inexperienced leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I worked at DuPont as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great treatment of employees
    - Good pay
    - Great management & coworkers
    - Geared toward future growth
    - Future looks promising
    - Management is willing to green light projects.
    - Lots of expansion

    Cons

    - None enjoyed the experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Respect for people one of the best part of DuPont values.

    Cons

    Same big company bureaucracy. Clue less managers waste company resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are still managers in such respectable company who says one thing and do exactly opposite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company finding its way to be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to develop and grow.
    Great people who care generally care.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Management of people, priorities, and their roles reduces organizational productivity.
    After work force reductions, remaining work does not get eliminated requiring in some cases new contractors to be trained to do the same thing.
    Many moving parts and technical expertise prevent projects from moving quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and recognize/promote people fairly across the organization to allow better career growth.
    Carefully manage the major changes ahead to prevent political motives from overtaking goals to improve employee engagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior R&D Technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great core values, 401K match and diverse environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow or career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career development opportunities equally to qualified candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Core Values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at DuPont full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, work life balance, company gives utmost importance to its core values.
    Employees are treated in a very friendly way, and great for people joining in senior management

    Cons

    Very poor leadership, leaders can not prioritize, there is no vision and there is no one to question the management.
    Lack of judgement and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lot of restructuring needed and better planning of product portfolios and market cap.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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