Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.7 386 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

(239 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive salary; great work-life balance; flexible enough to grow career in the area of your interest (in 46 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, great work culture, great benefits (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align (in 29 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking") (in 16 reviews)

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    It's the culture

    Systems Administrative (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe culture promotes open communication and sharing of thoughts and ideas.
    Management tends to be very approachable with a lack of ego and condescension.
    Relaxed atmosphere and reasonable HR policies.
    Very much a team oriented work environment.
    A relaxed environment but still very little tolerance for dead-wood employees.
    After a year or so, it's comparatively easy to make lateral moves to other departments and broaden your skills sets.

    ConsLabor is predominately contractors....challenging to land a full time job there.
    You could work there for 3 years and still be a contractor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour lower management manages to be both people oriented as well as mission oriented.
    They balance pursuit of excellence with compassion.
    It would be best to continue down that path of encouraging such management style.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Crop Intern

    Crop (Current Employee) Monmouth, IL

    ProsLearned a ton of valuable information. They provided great knowledge with cutting edge technology. The management at the Monmouth farm really allowed a lot of freedom and trusted us with our jobs.

    Really enjoyed the experience and value the information I learned during that summer

    ConsLong hours were sometimes tough but always were taken care of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great, innovative place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is challenging and there are plenty of opportunities to develop new skills through cross-project collaboration.

    ConsThere is a tendency to favor a pipeline mentality, that, while efficient, is less flexible in meeting rapidly - changing research objectives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership sees way too many polished PowerPoint slide decks from mid-level management in R&D that often don't reflect the data or technical challenges of a project very accurately.

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    Excellent work culture, excellent benefits

    Fixed Asset Accountant (Current Employee) Creve Coeur, MO

    ProsGreat work-life balance, great work culture, great benefits

    Conscareer growth is a little slow. Very hard to get a job there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company for challenging you to grow in your skills

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI feel I am pushed very hard to where my skills are developed under pressure. In the end after the day is over I have the work accomplished and have gained new skills. Leadership is great at encouraging innovation.

    ConsWorking overtime feels necessary just to get everything done with an understaffed group

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to encourage innovation for different ways of doing things. Do not get stuck in a rut doing something 1 way because that's just how it's always been done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Technical Team Lead At Monsanto Company (Current Employee) Morton, IL

    ProsEmployees highly valued and treated as such.

    ConsThere really are no cons working for Monsanto

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive experience with Monsanto Company

    Bioinformatics Scientist (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat promotion for work and life balance
    Great opportunity for career development

    ConsMatrix structure could limit personal development if managers do not help

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the layers of management will greatly reduce the operational costs!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey really care about their employees

    ConsI have yet to find any cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome benefits and great work atmosphere

    ConsIn agriculture your either going 120% or somewhat slow hard to balance at times

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    Monsanto really cares about its employees.

    Legal (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe benefits are wonderful! Monsanto really cares about the safety and well-being of its employees by offering courses and resources for employees to access. Monsanto is also very active in the community and world-wide offering assistance to various charity organizations.

    ConsThere are not many downsides of working at Monsanto. The only thing I can think of is that there are too many meetings and not enough time to get the work finished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough I really admire and respect Upper Management, I think they are too removed from the day-to-day activities to really see the whole picture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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