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Good company but does not recognise talent

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Metabolism Chemist in Bracknell, England (UK)
Former Employee - Metabolism Chemist in Bracknell, England (UK)

I worked at Syngenta full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good work and social life balance.
Opportunity to work with talented and brilliant scientists.
Opportunity to be involved in innovative projects.
I really enjoyed working there.
Relaxed atmosphere, flexitime helps.

Cons

Salary was average, very disappointed as Syngenta is the worlds biggest agrochemical company .
Salary rise was low despite record profits and sales. Most definitely lower than competitors I.e. Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and BASF.
NO OVERTIME despite working more than 40 hours a week.
Career progression is non existent to a non- Phd holder.
Too much politics.
Job is always under treat, I feel like I'm one mistake away from being being replaced.
I don't feel appreciated despite my best efforts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management sucks to be honest. Very short term oriented needs to retain employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, awesome mission, lots of improve in management and culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    - collaborative culture
    - global scope
    - important mission
    - well compensated

    Cons

    - hierarchical and bureaucratic
    - slow and risk averse
    - politics wins over arguments
    - stifling slide culture
    - entrenched middle management blocks younger talent from rising

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great employees to work with in the field. Many opportunities for advancement within the company and people are willing and ready to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult for field employees to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize flexible schedules may be needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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