DuPont Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
384 Reviews
3.6
384 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 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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Employee 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.  

    Nice people, boring as hell

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    strong values, great work life balance

    Cons

    hierarchy and backwards thinking. can't keep up to save the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give talented mid level employees opportunities to manage people and lead business-critical departments. get rid of low performers and recognize the stars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company. They have a unique culture and are very proud of their history. Core values are of utmost importance and are carried out on a daily basis. Worked with many great people. Everyone was more than willing to help me out and teach me the ropes.

    Cons

    The company makes it seem like there are ample opportunities to gain employment after internship, however the amount of positions they have available is very limited. Additionally they are in the process of reorganizing the company so it was very hectic scheduling meetings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent work environment, good people, safety culture is top notch.

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Fayetteville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Recognition for strong performance, fast track to management, opportunity to move up salary and responsibility. The company in general has a family type feel, and once you are "in" there are opportunities to find your best fit job type where you can be of most value.

    Cons

    Poor manufacturing discipline, low margin products mean bare bones staffing for some businesses, slow management of change process, corporate bureaucracy tends to prevent major changes being implemented. Currently DuPont is undergoing large scale changes in business sector and there will be uncertainty about location and job advancement for the next 5 years,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is overall quite good. DuPont treats employees fairly and with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work but could be great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time

    Pros

    visionary leader in Ellen Kullman
    focused on the right things - Feed the World, Make the World a Safer Place

    Cons

    must be more progressive
    old stodgy approaches
    too bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young people.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Core Values Practiced Every Day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Talented, intelligent, and respectful people. Company has core values (ethical behavior, safety, environmental stewardship, respect for people) and actually talks and practices them everyday. Great information technology support for all job positions.

    Cons

    Insufficient agility to harness next generation opportunities to create long-term value. Focused on this quarter's results. Team performance seems to vary from plant to plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more corporate leaders populating their own personal SharePoint sites to encourage likewise collaboration of all employees. Non-engineers can make a contribution also!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sourcing & Logistics Co-Op

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    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - DuPont Sourcing Co-op in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    - Ability to network around company
    - Given meaningful projects as a co-op
    - Learned a great deal about DuPont culture and history through tours, plant site visits, etc.
    - Collaborative environment, felt comfortable approaching other employees including senior leaders

    Cons

    - Some work was very core value heavy, would have liked to have spent more time on more impactful projects
    - Did not pay for intern housing
    - Ambiguity of whether or not full time offers would be given out after completion of co-op
    - Not a very progressive or forward thinking company, "old-fashioned"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company undergoing a lot of changes, should approach with a "people-first" mentality with many folks on edge about losing their jobs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good training

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

    I worked at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Tons of experiences to share.

    Cons

    Closed environment to outsiders. Not sure how long to break through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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