Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. “Great Place to Work” isn’t just a tag line.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    •Amazing peers and leadership
    •My managers and teams I support make me feel very valued and appreciated
    •Great work life balance, I am able to work from home when needed.
    •As a contractor, I am included in business and strategy meetings, as well as training and development opportunities.
    •I am asked about my goals and what I need to do my job better & more efficiently. I regularly receive formal reviews/feedback on my performance.
    •I feel my thoughts, opinions and ideas are valued and appreciated.
    • I know that the benefits package (insurance, 401k, bonus, ext) for perm employees is exceptional
    •On campus cafeterias, daycare, health clinic, gym, mammography van visits, flu shots, home safely give always (fire extinguisher, first aid kit, car safety/emergency kit)…all accessible to contract employees as well perm.
    • High value placed on the diversity of employees

    Cons

    •Heavily matrixed organization can be difficult to navigate and slow down getting things done
    •Long length of contracts may cause lose of exceptional talent, even with transparency of the business reasons behind the contract.
    •Culture and benefits are best in class, but moderate pay levels and lack of clear merit based raises may not be ideal for money motivated employees
    •While when and where you work is very flexible, there are times when you will need to work hard and work a lot of hours. I have always felt the appreciation for the extra hard work but it could be difficult to excel if you are looking for a straight 40 hour a week job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!
    Love the work you are doing with transparency and advocacy with consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, work hours, environment

    Cons

    None that I can thin of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Fantastic company helping each employee grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    -Work Life Balance is great.
    -Benefits
    -Growth
    -Leadership

    Cons

    -I really have no cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing because this company has fantastic management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work really hard, then work really hard on something else!

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    Current Employee - Breeder in Woodland, CA
    Current Employee - Breeder in Woodland, CA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers/relationships, good compensation package for new employees, lots of opportunities for growth/advancement, great tools to get your job done. Good internal recognition for achievements.

    Cons

    Very top-heavy on management. Lots of bold decision making and direction changing that can run roughshod over the career plans of an individual. you will spend as much time documenting the work you have completed as you will on actually doing the work. As a breeder, you will earn much less over the course of a career here than with some other companies because there is no connection between sales of your product and your salary (profit sharing is done at a very high level and in a freakishly obfuscated system, no royalties for your products, even if you sell multi millions). Also, you need very thick skin to work at Monsanto, especially in lefty-leaning locations, and you will lose friends and family members who disapprove of your career choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a core focus, and allow people more realistic timelines to achieve those goals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to work - not just a catch phrose

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    benefits are good, work is challenging and always different, and management gives you your space to work.

    Cons

    Due to a lot of lateral moving, work can sometimes be repeated due to lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. I love that Monsanto gives opportunities to build so many different skills and develop relationships with people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    I love that they are committed to their employees have a work life balance. They show that they trust their employees enough to allow flexibility in work schedule and etc. As long as you are performing well, and being responsible with their trust then you will do well here.

    Cons

    Honestly from my experiences here, I do believe that Monsanto has it covered. They've listened to what our needs are and they've met those needs to help their employees succeed. they have provided in my opinion every tool and avenue to help us be comfortable, flexible and successful in our role. I truly do enjoy being here,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great with regard to the open door policy, transparency, fun work environment, flexibility and great working experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. senior network engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    full freedom to employees, work load balance, no micro management, employee safety, support is normal hours, it's not like 24x7

    Cons

    allays you have to work with new technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers are really good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Love working for a company with a passion for improving the worlds food supply!

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    Current Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career growth, benefits, pay, training opportunities, community outreach, on-site services include day care, cafeteria, gym

    Cons

    Matrix environment, could offer more on-site services (oil changes or dry cleaning services) lots of meetings, out dated office spaces

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company to work for!!

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Great opportunities
    - Very family oriented

    Cons

    - Average compensation
    - Still growing technical knowhow in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Verd challeging company, taking you to give your best

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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)

    Pros

    Good salary and Benefits for employees

    Cons

    Hard to balance life quality and work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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