Monsanto Company

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6 people found this helpful  

Not good and getting worse

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Current Employee - Commercial IT in Creve Coeur, MO
Current Employee - Commercial IT in Creve Coeur, MO

I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits package - Vacation, medical, 401k, holidays. There's also a fitness center, a daycare, and some great walking trails on campus.

Cons

My director polices social networking to tell employees how their political views should be, how wrong they are if they aren't in alignment with him, and then uses this information during reviews. If you're political views align with him, you get a good review. If your views are different than his, you get a bad review.

Cuts corners on the work deliverable, delivers a shoddy product, then works to cover up the mistakes and problems instead of just taking a little more time and doing things right the first time.

Expects employees to work 60-80 hour work weeks while he leaves every day at 4:00PM.

Goes psycho when he finds out an employee might be looking for another job outside of the company.

Brags endlessly about his house, his car, his vacations, blah, blah, blah.

And don't get me started about his good buddy/manager above him. He follows her from department to department as she moves through positions in the company. I have to ask, how many different IT verticals will she get to ruin before senior leadership realizes how bad this is to work for?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just listen to what your direct reports tell you. You're not getting the full truth on how things are really going. Get out into the rank and file. Do a random lunch invitation to the team leads and individual contributors and ask pointed questions about what's going on in the organization. It'll help you get the truth and then maybe you can turn things around.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Great environment and really values employees and their safety

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    Current Employee - Manager in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Manager in Muscatine, IA

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very innovative company and has a great purpose for the world - Produce More - Conserve More - Improve lives

    Cons

    Leadership salaries are below market value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize better their good leaders

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once great, now in great decline.

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the benefits, and vacation.

    Cons

    Pre-2007, there was very little noticeable politics. It got progressively worse to where there is politics everywhere from the foot soldiers to the generals. In general, there seems to be a lack of integrity and basic respectful communication among employees as of the last two years. The addition of younger brash kids to get extensive work done at poor quality and for a pittance hasn't helped foster a professional work environment either. In my opinion, these negative attitudes could be top-down, since the change has been gradual since 2007/08. In terms of your career growth, the most important thing to note is that hires and promotions are light years from being transparent. Hard skills and soft skills (communication initiative leadership tendencies etc) alone will NOT get you places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Take genuine interest in your employees. 2) Be fair to ALL employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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