Monsanto Company

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Great teams to work with.

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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

Flat organization and ability to voice concerns with management.
Diverse workforce and ability to learn from others.
Most employees are very loyal to the company.
Good team-based environment where networking is highly encouraged.

Cons

Mid-senior level leaders are constantly rotating and it's hard to keep up with.
Compensation practices are completely outdated and there's too much inequity.
Heavily matrixed and alot of time is wasted gathering unnecessary buy-in. This stalls important decisions and can block progress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend less time on the failing employees and more time promoting successful ones.
Straighten out matrix and streamline reporting relationships.
Give re-orgs more time to prove success/failure before moving on to the next thing so that mistakes aren't repeated and successes can be fully explored.

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    Great place to work, if you graduated at Washington University

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    -Nice co-workers
    -Interesting work
    -Interesting industry
    -Work that makes a difference

    Cons

    -Horrible career pathing
    -Complete lack of diversity in the workforce, management
    -Promotions only within certain closed circle networks, preference always given to Washington University grads.
    =Promotion seldom if ever based on talent, almost always on networking and "knowing someone"
    -Most management jobs not even posted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources needs to be strengthened and overhauled. Much greater emphasis on diversity training (Monsanto let go their diversity officer). More of an open system for promotions, based on merit, not on which university you graduated from or who you golf with.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intensely challenging fun place to grow

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    The problems that need to be solved are as fun and challenging as you'll anywhere else. If you are in a research organization, you have extreme flexibility and resources to create solutions

    Cons

    The Research Organizations are not IT Shops, and the difficulty to communicate about technological limitations and paradigms while balancing project work is at times a strain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue trying to understand the challenges of your business from the information technology perspective

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