DuPont
3.5 of 5 302 reviews
www.dupont.com Wilmington, DE 5000+ Employees

DuPont Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 302 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

DuPont Chairman & CEO Ellen J. Kullman

Ellen J. Kullman

(161 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Salary, benefits, work-life balance, most people are good to work with"
    in 47 reviews
  • "The core values that have been established creates a safe and respectful environment"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Below average rate of project progression due to deliberate, data driven, decision making"
    in 13 reviews
  • "One of DuPont 'Core Values' is 'Respect for People', and they hold this out as their flagship core value"
    in 6 reviews
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Very friendly people, but hardly a competent company

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
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 Senior 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great employer!

Production Operator (Current Employee)
Port Maitland, ON

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

ProsThey 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great employee benefits, difficult to grow outside of US

Field Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsDuPont offers very competitive salaries and extremely good benefits to their employees. The year-end bonuses are decent as well. At least 5% of time must be spent on personal competency training which comes very handy and they also promote/facilitate everyone inside to have their Six Sigma certification.

ConsIt is difficult to grow outside of the US and working in a production facility hinders that even further. Their recent cost-cutting (as in many other companies) has really taken a toll on employee morale, and it has been difficult to integrate the recent company acquisitions. There is always an air of uncertainty because of the divestments the company has had.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more communicative with employees so they don't fear for their jobs every quarter. Also, make sure that corporate benefits are shared with production facilities as well - motivation/recognition prizes, end of the year events, and so on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Vadodara (India)

I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 8 years

Prospretty open culture , visible empowerment , vibrant leadership

Consmatrix organisation , less/negligible investment @ South asia.

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Take Work/Life Balance & Safety First Seriously

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat group to work with; most employees have been here for their whole career and are always willing to coach and mentor. This culture screams work/life balance.

ConsLarge company with offices all over the US; not the best at connecting and staying on the same page.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow leaders to emerge and empower them. Don't be so cautious to make a move and feel the need to hold several conference calls when proposing something "new". Innovation is years behind other large corp.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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slow to move up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont

Prospeople respect you, are friendly

Constoo many old folks that will not retire, short term vision

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Running in a circle...

Consulting Engineer (Current Employee)
Wilmington, DE (US)

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

ProsPretty secure and average pay.

ConsAbove my level of education, not challenging and without any prospective.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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process operator

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DuPont

Prosgood place to work at

Conscompensation is too low for th e work

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Not a bad place to work if you just want to keep doing the same thing over a long period of time.

Senior Research Engineer (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE (US)

I worked at DuPont full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood 401k benefits. Takes care of management people.

ConsCulture is difficult to change. Need to be in the know (family related) to progress in the compant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

AFT (Current Employee)
Moncks Corner, SC (US)

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

ProsManagement has open door and actually listens to employees

ConsA little slow to adapt to new technology

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