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Political corporate busy work at its finest

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Various in Gilroy, CA
Former Employee - Various in Gilroy, CA

I worked at Syngenta full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are good. Advancement opportunities are good if you are willing to re-locate.

Cons

Very political. If you are not part of the inner circle, your life will be miserable. Senior management moves around, so in a lot of cases they are not experts in the field they are guiding. Constant change without good communication. Very corporate with a great deal of reporting requirements, which causes micro managing. No life balance.

Advice to Management

Listen to those that really know the industry you are in, set a direction, and let your employees be successful.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Confusion around every corner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Accounting in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Syngenta

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotes rotation within the company, great investment in employees careers via technical and leadership classses

    Cons

    politically charged, no information sharing, disconnected, hard to determine who does what due to constant changes, poor communication of how we are getting from A to C, long hours with limited praise, third party vendor does not take responsibility for quality of work, no plan to bring third party up to expectations.

    Advice to Management

    work more closely with lower level managers to develope plans to work through issues, communicate expectations clearly.


  2. Hostile R&D environment, all politics and no science.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Syngenta

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun non work activites going on at the site all year long, good work life balance, Greensboro has great weather.

    Cons

    Pay is sub par for technical roles, internal politics rule most decisions, constant internal department re organizations, having to re-apply for your job, and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and promote technical talent. Many "out of school" for 1-2 year candidates were hired in (to engineering roles) at one or two levels above current 5+year employees because the technical role pay scales at Syngenta are low compared to competitor companies.


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