Syngenta
3.4 of 5 53 reviews
www.syngenta.com Basel, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Syngenta Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2014
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3.4 53 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Syngenta CEO Mike Mack

Mike Mack

(27 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits, travel opportunities, perks

    Consnot very organized, behind on technology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a bad company to work for

    Chemist (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company with good outlook

    ConsPay is on the lower end
    Limited opportunities for advancement
    lack of employee development

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

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    Great place to work under the right management conditions

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent pay
    Great Benefits
    Many workshop and training opportunities

    ConsToo much indecisiveness from management
    No hard deadlines set, causes issues with customers and fields sales staff

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

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    A company with great opportunity, if short term focus doesn't limit long term capability

    Middle Management (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Prosproduct line, pipeline, solid financial performance

    ConsTremendous workload - do more with less. Senior management lack of respect for sales force

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't loose touch with grower, channel, or sales force. People do business with those that they like & trust

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Basel (Switzerland)

    Prosgood overall wage, clear tasks

    Consstrong hierarchical structure, cold ambient

    Advice to Senior Managementintegration, motivation of young, interested students

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

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    Fair company - mainly if management likes you

    EAME Finance Business Partner (Current Employee)
    Basel (Switzerland)

    ProsThe pros and cons are similar. The leadership team has a ver direct participation in everyone's career. So what can be a very advantage can also be a disadvantage if the relationship with the leadership is not good. The line manager has absolutely no voice in the career development of the employees.

    ConsPros and cons very similar. Leadership team is the committee who decide everyone's career, independent of line manager opinion / review.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Multinational profile but operates like a small holdings company

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWork life balance is good

    ConsToo much on people's emotions rather than getting the job done and need to have more structured processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employee...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    m working from last 5 year

    Sales Unit Lead (Current Employee)
    Āgra, Uttar Pradesh (India)

    Prossyngenta is a gud concern and research base co.

    Consm happy to work in sygenta

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary structure and promote your employee within 3 year record

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

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    Great company, awesome mission, lots of improve in management and culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Basel (Switzerland)

    Pros- collaborative culture
    - global scope
    - important mission
    - well compensated

    Cons- hierarchical and bureaucratic
    - slow and risk averse
    - politics wins over arguments
    - stifling slide culture
    - entrenched middle management blocks younger talent from rising

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but does not recognise talent

    Metabolism Chemist (Former Employee)
    Bracknell, England (UK)

    ProsGood work and social life balance.
    Opportunity to work with talented and brilliant scientists.
    Opportunity to be involved in innovative projects.
    I really enjoyed working there.
    Relaxed atmosphere, flexitime helps.

    ConsSalary was average, very disappointed as Syngenta is the worlds biggest agrochemical company .
    Salary rise was low despite record profits and sales. Most definitely lower than competitors I.e. Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and BASF.
    NO OVERTIME despite working more than 40 hours a week.
    Career progression is non existent to a non- Phd holder.
    Too much politics.
    Job is always under treat, I feel like I'm one mistake away from being being replaced.
    I don't feel appreciated despite my best efforts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management sucks to be honest. Very short term oriented needs to retain employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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