Monsanto Company

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Ok for contractors

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Current Employee - Research Associate in Oxnard, CA
Current Employee - Research Associate in Oxnard, CA

I have been working at Monsanto Company as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

I was lucky to work in a good department with nice people. The pay is decent for contractors and everyone is really nice with diverse backgrounds. Lots of freedom to manage your own time.

Cons

Like most companies in the industry today, Monsanto hires a lot of contractors (especially young people trying to get a foot in the door) to cut costs (even though the work is essential part of the company function). They do not keep contractors more than a couple years, if you are lucky enough to last that long. Also, there are a lot of "holidays" and half days that you may be forced to take off, so expect to make significantly less a year than your hourly wage suggests.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop playing the contractor game and allow those who prove themselves to become full employees so you don't have to rehire and re-train new contractors every year and so that company will retain valued and knowledgeable employees into the future.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good launching pad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    People are nice, helpful but overworked.

    Cons

    Don't expect extensive or formal training.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall good company to work for, but prepare yourself for a world of politics to go with it.

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    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, excellent benefits, lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking"). No longevity in roles, company values changing roles every 2-3 years, which is my opinion is too soon.

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