Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
105 Reviews
3.0
105 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive salary; great work-life balance; flexible enough to grow career in the area of your interest (in 63 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the company places a lot of emphasis on professional/personal development (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align (in 37 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking") (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strong cultures in different IT groups. Not much real diversity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    IT is in transition, there is a new CIO.

    Cons

    Culture can be counter productive. Loyalty to tradition versus best of breed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Friendly working environment; Good benefits;

    Cons

    Not enough room for potentital development

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Lots of holidays; great insurance and 401k matching

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can sometimes be very value. How promotions are done is not very clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop fair salary policies; lots of employees seem to have opinion that salary differentials are very difficult to explain.

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    Good place to work for

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexible working hours and great work life balance

    Cons

    Less pay
    Very hard to get Promotions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seasonal, temporary laborer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Redwood Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Redwood Falls, MN

    I have been working at Monsanto Company part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for overtime. Paid holidays. Clean workplace.

    Cons

    Low hourly pay rate. Pressure to perform from management is sometimes overwhelming. Understaffed in general. Retention of quality employees is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The disconnect between how the work gets done and how the managers thing it gets done, is sad. Every manager should have to spend a whole day (once per year) working in the different areas of the plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Large company, lots of opportunities. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Middle management more interested in their next career move. Reorgs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    NA nothing to review ....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TDRa in Monmouth, IL
    Former Employee - TDRa in Monmouth, IL

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    good health insurance, and benefits

    Cons

    company no longer offers pension plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great work, Life Balance for Some.....

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    High pay
    Great benefits
    Interesting work for Engineers
    Good safety record, Pervasive safety culture
    Some really nice people

    Cons

    Promoted because of who you know, as opposed to what you know.
    Weak management- doesn't want to rock the boat.
    Contractors can be treated like orphans (see weak management comment)low pay, no benefits.
    Backstabbing is prevalent. Beware;some of the employees only want their own kind to work as their colleagues(see weak management comment, see promoted because of who you know, and H.R. Bobbleheads).
    If the person who trains you is remarkably different from the person who interviewed you, RUN! The trainer will jealously guard their clique and stab you in the back (see weak management comment).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Nice people, advancement opportunities limited

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed some of the projects I've been given, have a nice boss and appreciate the good company benefits offered.

    Cons

    If you are looking to be upwardly mobile, this may not be the place. "Networking", or playing the political game, are essential for moving up the ladder. Many stalled careers of good people as a result. Cost of living raises are about the most that many employees can expect.

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

    culture change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    culture change, it's hard to move internally.

    Cons

    culture change, it's hard to move internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture change, too many full-time managers and many people are not doing much real work.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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