Syngenta Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
62 Reviews
3.1
62 Reviews
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Syngenta CEO Mike Mack
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall quite good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There's also no work-life balance, to speak of (in 3 reviews)

  • very badly organised with too many layers and duplication of senior management roles (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    SYT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta

    Pros

    good benefits, travel opportunities, perks

    Cons

    not very organized, behind on technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable company with good outlook

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work under the right management conditions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Great Benefits
    Many workshop and training opportunities

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Pros

    product line, pipeline, solid financial performance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience but with any opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Latin America Finance Controller  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Latin America Finance Controller in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Syngenta as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and there are very nice persons

    Cons

    A lot or persons doesn't care about their job only about travels, stuff and things like that, another point is that they are cutting a lot of positions and transferring it to persons that was dismissed in Switzerland.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they should review their staff, they are spending a lot of money for things that if you had qualified persons that cares about what they are doing they would spend half of that amount. They are promoting persons with not clearly terms creating a less of commitment environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Clerical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Syngenta as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good overall wage, clear tasks

    Cons

    strong hierarchical structure, cold ambient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    integration, motivation of young, interested students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fair company - mainly if management likes you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EAME Finance Business Partner  in  Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - EAME Finance Business Partner in Basel (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multinational profile but operates like a small holdings company

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employee...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    m working from last 5 year

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

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    syngenta is a gud concern and research base co.

    Cons

    m happy to work in sygenta

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary structure and promote your employee within 3 year record

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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