Monsanto Company

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Good company to work for

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

Pros

Benefits, salary, work environment, opportunity to develop in multiple roles and positions. Opportunity to move to various locations and cities

Cons

Sr management is somewhat the good of boy network, growth is sometimes limited to select individuals

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work, Great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxnard, CA

    Pros

    Solid performing company that hire generally good people. Great benefits, good pay. Work is very fast pace, no time to get bored.
    Built great relationships with co-workers, and a fun working environment.

    The warehouse is very serious about OSHA regulations and takes steps to promote workplace safety. Every quarter, there is a meeting where more in-depth information is shared, like how the company is doing and what changes will be happening in the future.

    Great opportunity for growth if you have a college education.

    Cons

    Management seems to spend their days in meetings or out of the office with no communication, are ill-informed, short-sighted and in many cases, downright lazy. For a large company, the HR department is not trained or professional for the most part and are of no assistance (or available) to management or employees. Policies are not in place (inconsistent) or created "on the fly" to deal with issue of the day. The organization is rotting and top salary seems to be on board as they are not doing anything to remedy this situation. There is a lack of consistency in how the "rules" are applied or to whom. Employees get no official answers, the internal atmosphere/values are changing for the worst and employee morale sinks. Major problems where corporate is involved will make workers want to quit out of frustration.

    Collegial environment, unfortunately, an environment of deceit, back stabbing and self-righteousness is emerging.

    No work/life balance There is a problem with teamwork and understanding how one workers actions affect the rest of the department. There's a lot of variety in different centers/divisions/departments, so the nature of work can't really be generalized well on a company-wide level.

    Movement within the organization is hard. No college education equals No/Limited growth. But then again like they say, "It is not what you know - but who you know." Again, inconsistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in the way management handles employees on a location to location basis should be enforced.

    Stop hiring friends and family........the result is not effective.

    Promote from within and get fresh ideas and people who are trained, dedicated and knowledgable to do the job. Middle management - get to really know your people and utilize their talents - they are your only true asset. Listen to your employees that have been around for a while. They tend to have good ideas since they are the ones doing the work.

    Go back to the culture of encouraging teamwork and you will get a better quality company, employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Monsanto is good at times, but really bad at other times

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Research Scientist

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Growing company. Good opportunities to switch jobs if you're located at in St louis, but lousy if your at any other site.

    Cons

    Can be very political. Many people are caught in office politics and given the boot. Like most places your feelings toward a job have a lot to do with your immediate supervisor - ok if you get along with him/her. Unfortunately with people switching jobs so often you have a new boss every year or so. HR is weak and ineffective. The company has really bad public image.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should ask themselves -Why do most managers feel the need to surround themselves with cronies? Put some serious effort into making a better public image for the company. There are a lot of mediocre people who don't accomplish much, but just switch jobs so much it doesn't get noticed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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