Syngenta Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    One of the biggest excuses for a company. Ever!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Development Manager in Waterloo, NE
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Development Manager in Waterloo, NE

    I worked at Syngenta full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you want to work in the government, but can't find a job there, Syngenta would be great for you.

    Cons

    Syngenta can't get out of there own way. The BEST people have left over the past 7 years. What is left is average, slow, non passionate people that are not making the company a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. poor treatment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Pros

    benefits are great ang good

    Cons

    work offices are warm and fancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some help with protecting private information

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Syngenta Services Pvt. Ltd. I would not advice to join the company if you are under 50 years age

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Service Delivery Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Global Service Delivery Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Syngenta has a great vision but with no mission. You never understand what is ahead but you have to keep moving. Great place for somebody who like real challenges (not the job role challenges but role clarity challenges). Salary is good but soon after joining you release that money is not everything.

    Cons

    This is no growth / promotions because it is not possible when you report to the 1 or 2 levels down the CIO. Growth means you need to shift your profile itself. So all of a sudden who was a chemical engineer became a IT Manager. What a nice combo you get IT from silicon. Be aware the variable is actually vari if able!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have done more planning instead of appointing partners to do it for your and just review the same. Because when it happens like that it is always partners view and profit not clients. It can never be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Please be mindful when you choose Syngenta. It’s not a place for minds.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They faked everything about role, profile and work culture. Salary hike is ok but not exceeded expectation if yours then be conscious. This experience is regarding the Global Delivery Center of Syngenta Pune.

    Cons

    Let's talk about profile: - you will get it on paper may be interviewer also ask some fancy and technical question but don't get excited you been foolish by them. No work no life only politics because no one has a good work to do by their technical profile. All are working as call center agents
    Growth:- NO growth @all . There is not vertical or horizontal growth. You will get a boss or feel like a boss but no skill development. Even if you are joining next no team under you or forget about team management skill development.
    Skill and skill development: - once you are on-board nobody give an attention to your expertise you have to live with what you get in your plate
    Want some examples here you go...
    Ex: There was no mention of shift work, yet ppl are being forced to come in shifts. They are called service delivery managers and work done by third parties. The worst part is the vendors do not have shifts for engineers who support Syngenta.
    It's nothing more then some coordination between vendors and user community where vendor has more powers then you ...LoL....still wana come, you are most welcome have fun...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic and truthful while offering career to someone ....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Bad experience...Stay away from the Pune GDC

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

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This experience is regarding the Global Delivery Center of Syngenta that is in Baner, Pune.
    I was recruited in Syngenta through Randstad recruiting consultants like all others.
    Salary hike is decent.

    Cons

    Job profile that was advertised and promised is completely different than the actual work.
    Ex: People recruited as Service Delivery Mgrs. are doing the job of Incident managers.
    Company and Randstad made a lot of false promises.
    Ex: There was no mention of shift work, yet ppl are being forced to come in shifts.
    Variable pay is 15 to 25% of the pay depending on employee and the history of payouts has been very dismal. I along with others were told that they have paid close to 100% of the variable.
    There is little or no growth. It is a very flat organization and chances of promotion are slim to none.
    In general, if you are career minded and like challenging environment, like occassional business travel, want to learn something new...this is NOT the company. Stay away from Syngenta, Baner, Pune...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with the future/potential employees.
    Engage with the current employees to prevent attrition/issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trials Officer in Halsall, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trials Officer in Halsall, England (UK)

    I worked at Syngenta full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work with wonderful plants and new varieties.

    Cons

    I suffered a terrible manager who was more interested in his secretary and pub lunches than achieving team goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some actual work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Syngenta full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - salary and benefits are ok

    Cons

    - micro management and too American
    - incompetent managers, everything in europe dictated by Americans who are not qualified to advise on european legal matters (but think they are)
    - nasty back-stabbing culture
    -no support from line managers and HR
    -no flexibility as regards working from home
    - no teamwork, hostility and most people too afraid of losing their jobs to speak out
    - very badly organised with too many layers and duplication of senior management roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and sort yourselves out. Too much politics going on and the best interests of the business are overlooked because of this.
    Senior management overall badly overdue

    Doesn't Recommend

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