Monsanto Company
3.7 of 5 379 reviews
www.monsanto.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.7 379 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

(238 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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    Challenging Environment but Great Opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsWork with very smart people, fast paced, compensated for long work hours, great insurance and vacation benefits, general flexibility to help manage work life balance, recognition of strong performers

    ConsCompany reputation can be challenging, very long work hours, seriously under-staff some functions, matrix environment makes company politics more difficult to manage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of enabling functions are desperately understaffed - eventually you will lose some great people because they will burn out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest leadership, great benefits, continual work

    Conshours, wages should match amount of work and dedication employee puts in to their job. It is not just a job like many of the younger group seem to think.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop moving great managers out of departments so quickly. seek input from the folks in the field not in stl

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contraxctors treated like second class citizens

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Creve Coeur, MO

    ProsFTEs were treated well and enjoyed the company's perks.

    ConsContract-to-Hire, can actually mean year after year of contracts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest when hiring and communicate to all staff about the bad press the company recieves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for.

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGood steady job security. Exposure to lots of people and technologies. It's also one of the largest IT environments in the St Louis area.

    ConsBad public reputation. It can start unpleasant conversations when you're at a party and someone asks you where you work. It's a good company but pretty controversial.

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

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    It was a good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people that I worked with were great with good management on sight.

    ConsSome long hours included 60 hours a week or more

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to those that work there

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

    Cost Analyst (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

    ConsTendency 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.

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

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    Great people, great projects

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Luling, LA

    ProsI was an intern and I was given meaningful projects and an awesome team of mentors, engineers and managers.

    ConsThe company is an agricultural company, not a chemical company, so as a chemical engineer growth opportunities seem fore rare than at Dow, or DuPont, or Exxon, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good launching pad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice, helpful but overworked.

    ConsDon't expect extensive or formal training.

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    Amazing company culture

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsFirst priority to employee safety
    Best company culture

    ConsNone that I can think of

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome benefits and great work atmosphere

    ConsIn agriculture your either going 120% or somewhat slow hard to balance at times

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