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Glad for the experience and glad it's over

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Current Employee - IT Infrastructure  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - IT Infrastructure in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Monsanto Company

Pros

--Salary
--Benefits
--Friendships
--A really terrific severance package if you're able to tough it out
--The reign of terror once over IT Infrastructure has been moved back to Commercial
--The incompetent 'senior leader' and over opinionated 'soccer mom' both quit shortly after getting new leadership

Cons

--Reviews based upon how much your manager likes you, not what you are able to deliver
--Hiring based upon enthics/gender and not qualifications
--Interchangeable staff--'move every 3 years'
--No true work-life balance or fit
--Extreme dating scene! So many married, dating, or divorced couples
--Very short term focused. Does not look at the long term impact

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senor Software Developer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senor Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Internal Audit  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Internal Audit in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    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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