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Great experience, not long term

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Former Employee - Photographer  in  Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Photographer in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Decent pay, organized, friendly people

Cons

Not a lot of communication about future of position.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    World class researchers here

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    In the science divisions at Monsanto you will work with world class researchers on interesting projects for commercialization. You will also work with many different disciplines on project teams. Great opportunities for development.

    Cons

    Work does not shut off, e-mails will come all the time and all through the weekend. There is a very strong work ethic to get the job done there, but it makes it hard to take downtime and vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Could be great, if not for their HR policies

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    Current Employee - US Supply Chain  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - US Supply Chain in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative work, fun co-workers, and an ever changing business landscape. The campus is also a nature area, so it is really nice during the spring, summer and fall. Some more well established managers have a wealth of information and willingness to share.

    Cons

    There are two classes of workers; those who do the work, and the managers who go to meetings and take credit for it. Those with skillsets marketable to other companies will find staying engaged at Monsanto a challenge. Employees must meet with managers before applying for jobs online so it makes tracking who is and isn't getting development difficult at best. Matrixed organization makes decision making a slow and tedious process. Job postings take forever to fill as HR is basically absent in the company and has little to no authority, no tracking on compliance in hiring pratices. Little to no diversity of people or ideas, though it looks like they would like to change that, if HR was more robust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower HR, staff it and abide by the policies you create. Do real work to create a diverse workforce rather than fill out surveys for magazine to make it look like you are. Hold managers accountable in their DPR for developing their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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