Syngenta Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Syngenta CEO Mike Mack
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Pros
  • Great work life balance at least in global and regional roles (in 5 reviews)

  • Passion of Syngenta is 'feeding the world" In general people all belive in the importance and impact of their work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There's also no work-life balance, to speak of (in 4 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance and employees work long hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Review of Syngenta

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Legal Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Legal Assistant in Greensboro, NC

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time working at Syngenta Crop Protection. It was a very pleasant work environment

    Cons

    The company does not do well on the training of its employees and to much outsourcing in human resources.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Syngenta Greenhouse

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Greenhouse Technician and Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Greenhouse Technician and Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Syngenta (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Greenhouse team, specifically Dawn McNamara's team, is wonderful to work with - along with Diverse crops. They're eager to teach and are very hands on with learning, and are super flexible when it comes to your interests. Syngenta pushes that you leave work at work, and you have a good home life.

    Cons

    Like any corporation, people are promoted that aren't the best for the position, while others are forgotten. Hard Work went unnoticed by higher ups, the greenhouse team was treated as pack mules a lot of the time, more than a few of the requests were unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Reward initiative and hard work - even with a simple thank you, or acknowledge what your workers have done.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Kinda Sorta Managed Chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, dedicated and very hard working. Due to the constant change it is hardly ever boring.

    Cons

    Too much change. Syngenta can't seem to find it's feet. The company relies too much on an outsourcing model. It expects employees to do both project work as well as their day jobs. The pay is OK, some managers are better than others (like at many other companies). I would be very cautious recommending this company to a friend.


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  5. Key Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large, diverse Ag Chem. and Seed Company providing excellent products and services.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers that don't contribute to sales and customer relations.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one plan for more than 2 years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Finance department

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    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Ames, IA

    I worked at Syngenta

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

    Pros

    Great people, decent benefits and pay, good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Constant transition and reorganization, pay increases not up to inflation increases.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide better stability to ensure job security.


  7. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    culture work-life balance values benefits

    Cons

    salary too large salary salary


  8. Culture of resistance to chance and weak leadership but slowly changing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta

    Pros

    Great people working for the organization.

    Cons

    There trend seems to be to reward bad behavior

    Advice to Management

    Do your research before making decisions.


  9. Interesting work in research and development.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta

    Pros

    People make the difference here, there are some great minds and innovation.

    Cons

    Direction of research is continually changing, which creates wasted time and effort and needless rounds of hiring and firing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good experience and I learned a lot and made some good friends,

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly place to work.

    Cons

    Treated like a contractor and they seem not to hire from inside.


  11. Soybean Research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    +good people
    +good training
    +learned a lot about an industry I had no knowledge in but was very interested in.

    Cons

    +Hours
    +Upper Management of our site

    Advice to Management

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