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DuPont Reviews

Updated 28 February, 2015
Updated 28 February, 2015
438 Reviews
3.6
438 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 (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.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    - relaxed atmosphere
    - friendly people
    - a lot of support from management
    - very easy to connect with other offices if interested
    - very large, global company with so many different areas to explore

    Cons

    - older crowd
    - Wilmington isn't the most exciting place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the current company values and I think the company's future will be successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Trusting culture where employees can contribute to their full potential

    Cons

    Sometimes too internally focused and therefore don't have enough information about what is going on in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Safety Health Environment

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

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety first, great people, pay, bonuses, recognition rewards, training/development opportunities, tuition reimbursement program, personal development, holidays, vacation, great culture, travel, global teams

    Cons

    As with any huge corporation, change can take time and resources. Also, some employees are 3rd generation (DuPont is over 200 years olds!) and have a sense of entitlement because their parents and grandparents had it much better...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose touch with the employees in the field and plant sites. Resist the urge to be short sighted (quarterly stock returns v long term life/health of corporation).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a decent large company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you like the relative stability of large companies, DuPont is a good one. There is still a sense of community and values in the company, which also means that a fair number of good people work there.

    Cons

    All the drawbacks of large, publicly held companies apply to DuPont as well. It can be very slow / bureaucratic and higher levels of management are not necessarily the best people to work with or for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give in to the idiots on Wall Street who will destroy everything the company stands for, including what makes it valuable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Several years experience with company. All was well until this year.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Room to advance. Can receive excellent training.

    Cons

    Spin off of company. Had no input on my career path after spin off announced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep presenting opportunities to your employees to raise their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    This is a wonderful company that has many growth opportunities! I love my job!

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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

    Collaboration, innovation, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    long hours at work sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to allow for mid career people to advance quicker, it seems as you get to mid level advancement starts to stale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Outstanding.

    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at DuPont full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    World Class organization with a focus on break through technologies.

    Cons

    Diversifying portfolio and competing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace your incredible culture and the people that make this company so great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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