Monsanto Company Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2015
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    Chief of Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Candidate was to be chosen by the panel, three rounds of interviews--one round with the leader/hiring manager, two rounds with subset of panel (HR lead and another area lead) and then third round was full panel.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you were asked to do something against your values.   1 Answer
  2.  

    Seed Tech I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mason City, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Mason City, IL) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Online application, followed by 3 month waiting period. Phone interview, followed by face to face interview in front of all management staff. Complex set of questions based upon educational and professional experiences. Dress professionally and answer each question to the best of your ability.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in a time when you disagreed with a team lead? How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
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    Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call from HR. I had a phone interview with the HR representative before being brought onsite for a Behavioral based Interview with a panel of managers.

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    The interview process began with a phone interview with Human Resources. The Human Resources representative missed the first scheduled interview, sending a calendar invite to reschedule about half an hour after the interview should have started. Fifteen minutes after the intended start time of the rescheduled interview, I called the representative and was, again, rescheduled. Finally, on the third try, the interview actually happened. The phone interview lasted about an hour and a large portion of that time was me, essentially, reading the job description back to the HR representative to ensure that, yes, I had all the requisite skills and could do the duties expected of the individual in that position. There were also a couple of behavioral questions and questions about current salary/benefits and salary expectations. I received a very disgruntled response when I tried to opt out of the current salary question. Overall, it was fine but the rescheduling was quite inconvenient, and I know of multiple others who had the same issue with this particular HR representative.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an accomplishment that your are most proud of.   3 Answers
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    Agronomy Research Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was flown to Headquarters in St. Louis where I was asked a handful of questions for approximately 3 hours. The interview was held at one of the off-site campuses. Monsanto handled my expense of traveling.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most creative project you have worked on?   Answer Question
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    Regulatory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. A couple of days later, an HR representative sent me an email with seven questions to answer. Some of the questions were: Do you have a Master's Degree? If you have a Bachelor’s degree, do you have 5 years of progressive post-Bachelor's experience? Do you have prior experience managing teams? Do you now or will you in the future require employer sponsorship in order to work in the United States? These questions seemed to duplicate the application, but I answered them again. About 4 weeks later, the hiring manager emailed me to schedule an interview. A few days later, the manager sent a final email confirming the day and time of the interview. Monsanto's pledge values dialogue, sharing, respect, and transparency, just to name a few. The hiring manager didn't appear to practice these values during this interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Is your degree an online degree?   1 Answer
    • Q: What was one thing that they asked you? Would you be willing to pay for relocation at YOUR expense?   1 Answer
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    Analytical Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Creve Coeur, MO) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by Staffing agency, was promptly brought in for an interview. Sat with a panel of three and went over my resume. No behavioral-based questions at all. I was actually poached by a scientist sitting on my panel to come and work for his lab instead. I asked to be brought in for a second interview for the second position - they seemed very impressed by that. Entire process took about an hour. Was able to tour the lab and meet future coworkers at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Research Seientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for a Research Scientist position online. 2 weeks after online application, I received a phone screening request from a HR recruiter by email. The phone screening took about 1 hr, asking questions about general background, research accomplishments and social behavior. Just like reviewing cover letter and CV. The questions was not difficult to answer. After a week, I received the result.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most challenge you have faced in the relationship with your colleagues.   Answer Question
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    Senior Financial Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Online application, call from HR to verify you have the correct experience for this jon. Next step is a Panel interview with 3-4 people .main are Behavior interview questions lasting around 1 hour. Offer can be expected within a week or two.

    Interview Questions

    • Examples of different type of situations where you had to make a decision or work with a difficult person.   Answer Question
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ankeny, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Ankeny, IA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The skills required on the application were entry level, but the interviewer seemed to think a higher level of machine knowledge was required. No behavioral based questions were asked, only skill based questions. The interviewer didn't seem interested from before the interview began; which made the rest of the interview feel bad. I toured the lab areas and they were nice.

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