DuPont Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance when there is no high priority activity going on (in 56 reviews)

  • Great focus on core values and a really helpful and collaborative environment (in 34 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 12 reviews)

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  1. good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefit good company culture

    Cons

    not too much, not too much

  2. 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    Very friendly people, but hardly a competent company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Great employer!

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Good career development and great projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamira, Tamaulipas (Mexico)

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career development, constant trainings, excellent teamwork.

    Cons

    Management fight for power, good bosses bad leaders.

    Advice to Management

    You have excellent values but sometimes in some position they do not seem apply them

  7. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really cares about it's employees

    Cons

    I've had a great experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing good things.

  8. Intern Review

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at DuPont as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my time and my summer spent on the east coast with DuPont. The people were awesome, and the company culture was something that made a big different for me. Great company, paid me well and took care of traveling expenses even as an intern. Would recommend to anyone

    Cons

    Average age in my division was 52.. need to have a strong, heavy influx of young talent in the coming years. Quite a few workers struggled with basics when it came to programs such as Excel

    Advice to Management

    Try and retain/seek more young talent

  9. I work for myself as a freelance/contractor writing and designing training programs

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    Current Contractor - Freelance Writer
    Current Contractor - Freelance Writer

    I have been working at DuPont as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility in working from home; set my own hours

    Cons

    It's usually feast or famine...

  10. Helpful (3)

    Great Career...So Far

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are flexible and work hard, there are many career opportunities. The people at all levels are generally very intelligent and great to work with. Great products, technology, and applications. Salary and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    As is probably typical with most big companies and governments, there seems to be a disconnect between senior leadership and the 'average' employee. Lots of change right now causing significant distractions and uncertainty which may end up being very good or very bad. Good old boy / good old girl network is alive and well (who you know vs. what you know).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stand firm with outside investors and stay on the course laid out.

  11. Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A really large organisation with many openings and opportunities

    Cons

    Overly concerned with petty issues and do not trust their employees in my experience. Management expect too much from smaller workforce after restructuring to save money. Reps working huge areas and not allowed to answer their phones on the road, always playing catch-up

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are what makes the company work so treat them like adults

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