Monsanto Company
3.7 of 5 377 reviews
www.monsanto.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.7 377 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

(236 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Salary is good, hikes are decent, pretty good work life balance in the company"
    in 41 reviews
  • "Great benefits and pay was competitive"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance in reality, however this is one of the slogans of the company"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking")"
    in 14 reviews
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    Monsanto really makes a difference in the world

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig focus on diversity. Compensation and benefits package is competitive.

    ConsLong hours, constant change in leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on all employees not just those identifed as high potential / high performers

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    Great place to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsNice people to work with. Excellent place to start your career, get to learn a lot.
    Great Work life balance and benefits.

    ConsNot for the ambitious and career oriented professionals. Will have to be a part of the office politics to move up the ladder. Undeserving candidates get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more able leadership. Weed out the non-performing folks and promote the deserving one's.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work, great people, great products, great vision. Food, Health, Hope making a difference in this world!

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsPeople, personal growth, making a difference.

    ConsOpportunities for advancement take a long time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great work/life balance...!

    Human Resources (Current Employee)

    ProsIn agriculture, it´s rare to find a company that provides great work/life balance, competitive compensation and excellent benefits, also, safety is the #1 priority, which is great for you and your family. Ample opportunities for personal and professional growth!

    ConsCould take a month or more to fully understand the organizational structure, constant changes and reorganizations can take a toll in project development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review thoughtfully at the the team responsible of managing the vegetables manufacturing business, it seems they don´t possess a clear understanding and operational know-how, they though it was the same as corn and the business is loosing market share and participation. Sad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive experience with Monsanto Company

    Bioinformatics Scientist (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat promotion for work and life balance
    Great opportunity for career development

    ConsMatrix structure could limit personal development if managers do not help

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the layers of management will greatly reduce the operational costs!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Technical Team Lead At Monsanto Company (Current Employee)
    Morton, IL

    ProsEmployees highly valued and treated as such.

    ConsThere really are no cons working for Monsanto

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, benefits, and opportunities

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsYou will work with some of the brightest scientists in the world and have the opportunity to work/collaborate with a variety of different functional groups which keeps the job fresh and challenging. The benefits are amazing and they definitely put family first.

    ConsThere is a ton of changes in management/roles so you might have a handful of managers in a 2 year span. Although benefits are great, I don't think compensation is adequate for the amount of work done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to develop skills and learn how the industry operates

    Lab Technician (Current Employee)
    Ankeny, IA

    ProsThe work atmosphere is very casual and relaxed, and both coworkers and supervisors are amenable. Working here gives one a good opportunity to learn various skills and methods that can hopefully be taken on to a job with better pay, benefits, and opportunitites for advancement as a direct employee with Monsanto or another company.

    ConsIn a contract position, there are few opportunities for advancement, and contractors feel like they're not quite part of the company (which is true). Work can be very monotonous. Overtime is not allowed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more opportunities for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsThe Corporate EHS has the highly trained - competent individuals in the organization. Site leadership actions are consistent with the values - EHS - people - quality - cost that contributed to awesome financial metrics. Development opportunities were plentiful with some risk, but management ensure the potential for failure is low.

    ConsLack of HR presence, because the manager did not want to travel to the remote location. This lack of attention resulted in losing control on HR issues such as attendance and performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place for trying new things and working across cultures and departments

    Biotechnology Lead (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsMonsanto has a very good workplace culture. There are plenty of opportunities to try new areas and work with people across different areas of the business, and living or from different parts of the world. It's a true global and diverse workforce.

    ConsWhile there is a lot of movement between roles that can be a pro as well as a con. Yes, there are plenty of chances to try new things, but its also challenging to maintain the continuity with projects. Monsanto also has a very forgiving policy towards people, I rarely see people forced to leave the company, but that also means having to manage around incompetence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall a great company though the technology strategy can seem unfocused.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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