Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Safety got in the way of work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    The compen sation wasn't terribe

    Cons

    Dominates the world poor farmers get screwed

  2. Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Benefits,retirement bonus pension sick pay

    Cons

    Young, entitled ,immature managers That are placed in high management positions without experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate older more experienced workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

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

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Research Associate

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    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

  6. Monsanto Company Review

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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.

  7. Good place to work for

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Seasonal, temporary laborer

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    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Good

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    • 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
  10. 8 people found this helpful

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

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    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
  11. 8 people found this helpful

    Nice people, advancement opportunities limited

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    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

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