Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.7 383 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

(239 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive salary; great work-life balance; flexible enough to grow career in the area of your interest(in 46 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, great work culture, great benefits(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align(in 29 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking")(in 16 reviews)

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    Great pay, good company.

    Field Technician (Former Employee) Othello, WA

    ProsPayed well, great safety policies. Management was professional.

    ConsOnly worked summer time, it was mildly labor intensive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was great.

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

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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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