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

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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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    Excellent people, real experience

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Chesterfield, MO

    ProsGood pay & relocation
    worked in the lab, did real experiments and real lab techniques
    excellent hours

    ConsHighly random which division you get into- I think that I was lucky in my placement and the work I did was an excellent experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe relocation was not sensible- I feel I got paid too much for the relocation I did, and thats just bleeding money for no reason.

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

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    Good company with strong vision and direction in general

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsA company that is not afraid to reinvent itself, willing to invest in its people and grow commercially. Changes are constant and helps the company to renew itself

    ConsSome people are uncomfortable with constant change

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

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    Awesome learning experience with a lot of challenges.

    Laboratory Technician (Current Employee)
    Creve Coeur, MO

    ProsConstant change and development among teams.

    ConsA lot of contract work, difficult to get hired permanently

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

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salaries, very flexible work environment.

    ConsSt Louis isn't for everyone.

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

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    World class researchers here

    Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
    Creve Coeur, MO

    ProsIn the science divisions at Monsanto you will work with world class researchers on interesting projects for commercialization. You will also work with many different disciplines on project teams. Great opportunities for development.

    ConsWork does not shut off, e-mails will come all the time and all through the weekend. There is a very strong work ethic to get the job done there, but it makes it hard to take downtime and vacation 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 that fosters a creative work environment

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Thomasboro, IL

    ProsThe company fosters a creative work environment with people of varying positions working collaboratively to bring more innovative products to the market.

    ConsI do not have any negatives to say about this company. I have been extremely happy with the time that I have spent working for this company.

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

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    Very positive until they decided to reduce quality and cost simultaneously.

    Client Services (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat benefits. Plenty of holidays and ample vacation time. Excellent CEO who presented superior town hall meetings. Good pay.

    ConsOur team was very experienced and took pride in quality delivered. The company sacrificed our quality by hiring contractors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBefore laying off dedicated workers, give them the option of reduced benefits or pay.

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

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    Evolved HR Processes

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsInformal environment, great peers, freedom to choose your working style, high respect for individuals

    ConsVery consensus driven, early perceptions about people can last very long and are difficult to change

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring more diversity in top management

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

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    The World class Safety & Biotech driven Organization.

    Testing Operations Manager (Current Employee)
    Akola, Maharashtra (India)

    ProsSafety-EHS at highest priority
    Pledge elements & work ethics.
    Freedom to operate.
    Human rights compliance,

    ConsWork life balance is encouraged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorld class management to steer Biotech & Breeding to eradicate Hunger & powerty through sustainable development with employment,food & fiber production,safety culture & human rights globally.

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    Fast moving company - well rewarding experience

    Financial Planning & Analysis Intern (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsMonsanto is a fantastic company involved in a lot of complex work. I interned with them over the summer and will be accepting a full-time position with them for when I graduate. Here are some of the positive things that you'll find about the company:

    - Challenging: the work that the company will have you do is challenging. It will make you think and they always reward employees who go above and beyond expectations.
    - Great pay: as far as entry level roles go, the company is pretty much at or above the market competitive salaries for similar positions. The nice thing about the company is there is nice growth in your salary as you progress through the company.
    - AWESOME culture: I was sold the most on Monsanto's culture. You just can't beat it. Management trusts its employees and in return the employees are very productive. There isn't any clocking in or clocking out - it's just trusted that you put in your hours and get your work done for the day. If you have to miss work due to a family matter, you are allowed to work at home although not suggested. The way the employees are treated in this company is fantastic. The comradery and teamwork that I witnessed had me sold as well. Just like any company politics still plays a part in the business - it's no different with Monsanto, but the environment is what you want to be in.
    - Promising future: Monsanto is in the agriculture industry which isn't going anywhere. The company has been the industry leaders for years and will continue to be as long as it continues investing in R&D the way that it does.

    ConsThe company did away with its fantastic pension plan, which is a bummer.
    Working for Monsanto can be challenging, although it pays off. There may be some weeks that you need to put in more than 50 hours to keep pace with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making your employees feel important. If I could focus on one thing it would be to really ensure that TOP/High quality candidates are being moved up and focus less on anything else.

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

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