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DuPont Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
420 Reviews
3.5
420 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company - Uncertain Future

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  2.  

    marketing commercial development six sigma

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    balance, values, kindness, development, experience are all positive reasons to work for DuPont,

    Cons

    spin off, shareholders, bonus, management have negatively impacted the company, Share holders are splitting the company apart.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Company with great history but questionable future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Very open door policy. Always opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    DuPont considers themselves a "Science Company" but they are mainly geared toward agriculture. If you are not in an agriculture business it feels as though you are only there to fund agriculture. Companies focus seems questionable at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the areas that are continuously making money and work to grow those.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A company for the ambitious and lucky

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DuPont

    Pros

    Supportive of good ideas and initiatives

    Cons

    Europe may be a backwater

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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