Monsanto Company

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4 people found this helpful  

Good Old Boys Club

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Monsanto Company

Pros

Pay and bonuses are good
Company does well as an investment and with Wall Street
Committed to technology
Benefits are similar to other companies

Cons

It's all about who you know and the relationships that you manage
A ton of politics
Lack of accountability, leadership and direction
Borders of unethical

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review how money/funding is spent. I've worked at several other large companies and there is so much waste here, it's embarrassing.
Ensure accountability through less reorganization and movement. Everyone is a generalist now, no one really knows the details of any part of the business.
Focus on getting new computer and IT systems. I don't work in this area, but the support, the systems and the data capture is all very dated.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awsome ,but needs improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    - Highly talented and self-motivated group of people i have ever worked with (employees and contractors)
    - Good benefits
    - love to come to work every day!

    Cons

    - work life balance will take a hit if you are not keeping it in check
    - slackers are given multiple oppurtunities to prove they are worth hanging on to and this does not help the morale of the other high performers
    - promotions - don't expect it untill you have put in atleast 4-5 years and have a really good direct lead and a good relationship with his lead as well. (hate these Politics)
    - salary raises , too few and too little

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the continous re-org already!
    when you ask for feedback especialyl for performance reviews- consider peer feedback instead of only the leads feedback

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great teams to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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