I have been working at Syngenta full-timeRecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Good benefits and training. With retirement of several employees coming up there should be opportunities for newcomers in the coming years
European centric. More two companies within one as chemicals and seeds are not yet fully integrated even though strategy was rolled out 4.5 years ago
Advice to Management
Maybe it is time for a change in direction. Seeds business struggling to make ground
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Syngenta.
Classic CV + cover letter screening round, followed by a telephone interview to understand 'fit', motivation and compatibility with Syngenta's leadership model. After this, there is a 1.5 day assessment center at HQ in Basel, which is a mixture of one-on-one interviews and group exercises. Components included a business case in the agriculture sector (fairly obviously, I imagine), and two rounds of group negotiations. There were around 12 of us at the assessment centre, and about 12 managers 'observing' each and every reaction - so the environment is rather 'staged'. Decisions were made relatively quickly, requiring full consensus from all those you interacted with.
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Syngenta helps to feed the world. The company is at the top of its industry along with Bayer CropScience and Monsanto as the world's largest agrochemical business. Syngenta produces crop protection products (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides), field crop seeds (soybeans), vegetable seeds (corn, beans, tomatoes), and flowers. Syngenta and Myriad Genetics have mapped the rice genome, which could make rice crops more resistant to disease and lead to the genetic mapping of other cereals like wheat and corn. Since the mid-2000s, Syngenta has made a point of building up ...