Monsanto Company

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Good Company for entry level employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oxnard, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oxnard, CA

I have been working at Monsanto Company

Pros

Good benifits
Global networking
Multi business divisions
Vegetable Division is good to be in, if your in HR.
Cross Training
Good to get in if your a new college grad looking for a good CV builder.

Cons

Compensation is below industry standards.
Lack of yearly salary increases, you get about 2% , if your lucky.
Politics , too many slogans that management doesn't follow, just take down all the propaganda posters.
Too many re-org's and not retaining the good hard workers.
Most of the executives in my division are from other division of Monsanto and have a hard time understanding the business, since is is very complex and not Da Row crops.
The DPR yearly review system is really about if your boss likes you or not!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more time knowing about the business before taking on more side projects and consuming the time of others focused on driving the business. Try and nail down the org structure for the Veg business and stop making changing every other week....its been 5 years and we still cant get it right!

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465 Other Employee Reviews for Monsanto Company (View Most Recent)

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    Supportive environment amongst highly talented, highly motivated, diverse workforce.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Cutting edge science. Work/life balance. Opportunity to achieve high potential.

    Cons

    Some areas have a reluctance to report bad news up through the hierarchy. When layoffs happen, the cuts are drastic and often fall disproportionately on older, more highly paid workers. Those who remain are saddled with too much work. People are not held accountable for absenteeism. Sometimes quality takes a back seat to cost savings measures. People are not held accountable for strategic mistakes that cost customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow cost saving to dominate at the expense of quality. Provide more support for ideas that come from individual contributors rather than from management down. Fire the decision-makers that raised prices on Roundup and seeds so much in 2008-2009.

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    Fast paced, lots of opportunity

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Relatively flat hierarchy, good leadership, cutting edge innovation, talented co-workers. I have never worked for a company that encourages this much innovation and teamwork. I love coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. If you are not careful, your work hours can easily extend to 50/60 hours a week. The company has been in a constant state of change for the past three years, which makes it difficult to feel that your job is secure.

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