Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company! Challenging environment and solid benefits.

    Cons

    Not many cons; company has grown and could be becoming a little bureaucratic.

  2. Great benefits and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance are endless. Monsanto is truly concerned about sustainability.

    Cons

    If I had to choose a con I would say system development to support supply chain - some systems have not advanced with the times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  3. A great internship experience for undergraduates in the sciences.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Davis, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Davis, CA

    I worked at Monsanto Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced research with ample resources to accomplish scientific goals. Great mobility and opportunity to advance in the company. Great coworkers and good sense of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Occasional protests outside workplace, feels very corporate among other industrial research experiences. Strict 9-5 work shift when often scientific research demands irregular work hours.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to grow

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sales people are supported well. Like to hire from the inside or former employees.

    Cons

    New people don't have the same opportunities for advancement as longer and more well known employees. Hiring for management are nearly all done before the vacancy is even announced.

    Advice to Management

    Make a more unbiased hiring practice. Current trend of hiring primarily known employees/former employees for promotion rather than considering outside hires with experience and credentials will stifle creativity and drive good people away.

  6. A friendly and rewarding place to work

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Developer in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Developer in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazingly nice people, engaging ground breaking products. Great user feedback. Cross team competition but also cooperation. Flexible working environment. The company has a genuine interested in your well-being and are engaged with the community.

    Cons

    Long term as a contractor with a lot of forced un-paid leave ( 2+ weeks around Christmas ). The only person I know who was converted spent 6 years as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Consider converting more contractors to full time or maybe let them make up for some of the large amounts of forced time off. Most recruiters do not try to head hunt full time employees from Monsanto because they are extremely happy and rarely open to moving. Most of the contractors who leave do so because they are on their second or more years as a contractor and have found full time positions at another company.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Applications Developer

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer competitive pay and nice benefits including all kinds of insurance, employee discounts, training opportunities, and retirement savings plans. The people genuinely care about one another, and are, as a general rule, friendly and professional. Safety is paramount, both at work and at home. They care about good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The IT division uses a matrix reporting structure - a team might consist of developers, testers, analysts, business folks, project managers, and a technical lead, all of whom report to a different manager; it makes for a difficult time when everyone is working towards different goals. The rewards system is also a bit screwy - it's performance based, but your bonus might suffer if someone else has a more positive impact on the business than you.

  8. Progressive Company

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always changing gears. Which is good thing since market changes so much.

    Cons

    Sometimes there could be too many leads in a business.

    Advice to Management

    We need more folks on the ground.

  9. great company with good benefits

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, easy communication with bosses, great tech support

    Cons

    I happened to get stuck doing work above my level with no openings in in the foreseeable future, so had to leave for greener pastures to get some more experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be more helpful to people trying to advance their careers.

  10. Helpful (1)

    I have a great experience working here!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401 (K) plan is awesome

    Cons

    The general public hates us

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should happen in a more timely manenr

  11. assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice people, advancement, pay, benefits

    Cons

    need to work on growing talent they already have

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