DuPont

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

I have been working at DuPont as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Great compensation and benefits. Good people. Great work environment and resources. A large knowledge of the market and all the products it produces

Cons

Wilmington is not the best location to live in for a young professional. There is not much going on in the surrounding area unless you go up to Philly or Baltimore

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Collective thinking to ensure stability kills initiative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great values, great products, great work-life balance, excellent offices in many countries, very clear mission statement, clear annual review process.

    The company emphasizes stability and sustainability over immediate profit and in most cases truly sticks to its value, especially safety. 0 is the goal. If you have necessary key competencies for your level, can navigate thick political waters, and have PATIENCE to wait for your chance - you should do well in this company.

    Cons

    - LOTs of politics. LOTs.
    - Collective thinking that leads to countless hours of phone calls and non-objections. While this is good for ethics, it kills initiative as it's easier to keep it quiet.
    - One needs a 'sponsor' to progress higher once you are at certain level.
    - Most managers spend insufficient time for employee development - this works much better at the lower level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company spends hours on feedback, six sigma, etc and its management has a mind of its own. Management will not do anything that could potentially damage their career streak. Therefore they listen only to Wilmington & Geneva. Period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Core values evident every day

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DuPont

    Pros

    Strongcore values, commitment to safety and respect for people, huge company so a lot of opportunity to have a good career, many businesses to choose from

    Cons

    Takes a lot of time to execute change since the company is so old

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