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Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Monsanto Company in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    core java based interview in the first level. then all the hibernate and other framework stuffs

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Data Curation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monsanto Company in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Monsanto proudly seeks both the best available technical candidate as well as placing a major focus on the endowment of soft skills the candidate possesses.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a previous situation that you feel didn't turn out successfully   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Their HR is very skillful, the business has enough redundancy that they can easily walk away if the demands stretch their comfort.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Monsanto Company in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process seems to be fair. The interview process is a bit challenging, though, and typically you have to do at least one group interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in [a particular type of scenario described by interviewer].   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I ended up having to take a $4,000 paycut.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Writing Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Monsanto Company in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    After the usual phone screens, they invited me to HQ for an on-site interview. They flew me in the day before, put me up in a nearby hotel, and took me to dinner. I was scheduled for an intensive daylong interview with 15 people, followed by a writing test.

    Interview Questions
    • Like many Fortune 500 companies, Monsanto uses the behavioral interview based on the popular (but unproven) notion that past job behavior predicts future job behavior. So you'll need to spend hours in advance doing mock interviews to make sure you have all your canned corporate-approved B.S. answers ready for your interrogation by 15 panelists. There won't be any opportunity for professional discussion.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview Details

    A phone recruiter will call and prescreen you. If you pass that, you'll be scheduled for a 2-3 hour behavioral interview where they have several groups of people interview you on Monsanto's core compentencies.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to describe a time in which my customers or co-workers lost trust in me and the actions I took to try to rebuild that trust.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview Details

    They use the :behavior interview style. doesnt mean a thing as far as whether or not you can perform your job

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Talent Management Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Monsanto Company in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by Monsanto´s recruiter I went into a process integrated by 1:1 interviews, panel interviews, assessment center and a travel to headquarters in St Louis in order to hold all this steps. Prior to the process I visited the regional head quarters and had a very interesting conversation with the general manager in which I get to know better Monsanto and felt in love with the company, after that I really try hard to do my best in order to succeed and get hired by Monsanto.

    Interview Questions
    • A panel session with senior talent management executives from the headquarters, a debate regarding how to support business strategy and the role of talent management when designing the workforce of the future   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was quite competitive I didn't have to negotiate the essential, just some fine tunings such as; vacation days, career next steps, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview for internship position. My first round was technical questions, followed by behavior questions the next day. The technical questions are in pretty wide range from integer programming algorithm to queueing networks. The HR and hire manager are both very nice and friendly. Hope I will be offered for this position.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the initiative of getting ahead of your assignments?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Monsanto Company in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening first. Hope to get the person who normally does that and not someone filling in. I did fine when I talked to the normal person. I was rejected by a fillin the first time. In person interview follows. The second interview consisted of numerous specific, detailed Java technology questions followed by actually writing some code on a provided laptop while more than one interviewer watched and asked questions.

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    • Most unexpected was that my recruiter gave me a Java project to study and prepare with the night before. It was what the code was written against during the in person interview. Nobody ever gave me a whole project before.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Trait Integration Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dadiangas (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dadiangas (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Monsanto Company in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview with the Trait Integration Lead.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic question on Genetics subject, Mendel's law of Segregation and Independent Assortment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The salary compensation. Be candid when answering questions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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