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DuPont Reviews

Updated 20 January, 2015
Updated 20 January, 2015
416 Reviews
3.5
416 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)

  • 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.  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Uncertain Future

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

    I have been working at DuPont full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, welcoming workplace culture, strong safety mindset, plenty of internal job opportunities and room for advancement, multiple business units to try working in, and clear company goals.

    Cons

    I would prefer more work locations in the northeast. The company is going through many changes with the spinoff of two large business units, DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts and DuPont Titanium Technologies, recent sale of DuPont Performance Coatings, corporate reorganization, and the purchase and integration of Danisco and Genencor. I no longer see DuPont as the chemical giant I was interested in working for as the new direction of the company involves less chemical processes. While DuPont has shifted it's direction in biomaterials and advancing biotechnology, it remains uncertain if DuPont can fund those new businesses with the loss of revenue from DC&F and DTT. DuPont's engineering department is shrinking and the large projects that once existed are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change can be good, but too much change too quickly is concerning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great corporate culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Geat salary and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and employee rotation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Compay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Good company to work with. which has Core values, and a person can have very good work life balance, working with du pont.

    Cons

    Biased management. management fails to recognizes the right talent. Mostly of the cases the people who are in favor of the management are given the recognition and opportunity instead of the people with the talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize with the right talent instead of showing favoritism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company - Lots of Changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Investigator in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great Colleagues and a great environment, when there are no distractions as we currently have.

    Cons

    Not sure what the direction of the company is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a course and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    DuPont gives to all employees, a lot of experience, security and status

    Cons

    I have to left them because they sold my business unit, but I still have the same job in the company who now owns this business unit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    DuPont is turning into agricultural company, not chemical anymore.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Working culture is good for work and life balance

    Cons

    Company is focusing on earning rather than science of miracle.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    review

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

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    flexible schedule
    most managers are hands off
    great safety culture

    Cons

    management not stable
    salaries not as competitive

    Approves of CEO

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