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Consulting projects

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Culture, competence, yoyng, ambitious, cool

Cons

no, no, changes in structure, no

Other Employee Reviews for Syngenta

  1. Good company in some ways

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Channel Assistant in Chengdu, Sichuan (China)
    Former Intern - Channel Assistant in Chengdu, Sichuan (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Line manager is really great. The company has a big advantage on corp protection industry.

    Cons

    Some of the customers and colleagues are not very easy to work with.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great learning experience, poor people and career management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Following the merger of the two divisions - Seeds and Agro-chemicals - Syngenta's new integrated strategy gives marketing a broad, crop-wide space to play in that opens up a whole new realm of new business opportunities. So, if you like the food / ag industry, there's never a dull day! Also, in terms of future prospects, the industry is booming due to ever-increasing commodity prices, so I foresee a numbers of years of good growth ahead.

    Cons

    Real customer focus is lacking; quite contrary to the stated slogan 'Think like a grower', people think products first and I believe this will be hard to change under current practices and approaches. Product Marketing is quite basic, many (most?) of the product managers being agronomists with little or no marketing experience. Sales have the ultimate say on how campaigns are deployed in countries and this leads to very short-term views and approaches. The new organisation has too many interfaces and roles that are not clear or are too complex to manage within the given resources. This creates a lot of confusion in the organisation and places mid-level managers under much more stress than usual; as a result, many simply leave or are affected by burn-out or other stress-related illnesses. As the new organisation matures and setlles into new ways of doing things, this may change but at the moment it is a tough environment to be in. Last, the organisation uses forced ranking as a way of allocating short-term incentive payouts. The process lacks transparency and is very demotivating.

    Advice to Management

    During these times of change, senior management has taken a very backseat role so my advice: step into the limelight and lead. Communicate more often and be more transparent. Take people and career management and development seriously - it is an investment, not a cost.


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