Monsanto Company

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Great place to work, with a few recent bumps in the road

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senor Software Developer  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Senor Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO

Pros

Work/Life Balance is excellent. Management is very accommodating when family issues require a change in work schedule.
Excellent benefits package.
Very competent coworkers with a minimum of drama for a company this size.

Cons

Multiple recent reorganizations, with and without cuts, are a drain on productivity and morale.
There is not a clearly communicated advancement path for technical positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that reorganizations and cuts not only impact those that are cut, but also have a huge morale and productivity impact on those that remain. In the future, try to not to hire so many so fast during the good times, so we aren't forced to cut as much during the lean times.

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Other reviews for Monsanto Company

  1.  

    Frustrating, opportunities to advance are scarce and have been for the last 3 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Audit  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Internal Audit in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Monsanto has a gorgeous campus and overall very nice facilities. My schedule is relatively flexible, I can arrive at work at 6am and leave by 2pm, as long as I am at 40 hours by the end of the week its not a problem.

    Cons

    Working side by side with some of the laziest individuals who accomplish in one week what literally takes me an hour. Though specific incidents have been brought to the attention of management things remain unchanged, an email might go out to the whole department "reminding" us to work as efficiently as possible. This is my first experience in a corporate setting which I understand will be very different from private but if the stockholders saw the performance of these paid employees I guarantee they would be outraged.

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Talented, professional colleagues make Monsanto an excellent place to work and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are top quality. They all have something to teach you and all know how to have fun, too. The company is very good about safety and a work-life balance. Working at the headquarters also offers an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with and meet people from all different departments.

    Cons

    As with all big companies, many decisions are driven by politics. Entire projects and even departments have been cut suddenly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my experience, meeting regularly with one's superior to get feedback on performance has been key in keeping employees motivated and interested in what they do. It helps to maintain a stream of communication that emphasizes the roles that one's day-to-day responsibilities play in the larger picture.

    Recommends
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