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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    Extremely aggressive and stressful.

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsAdoption of hot technologies.
    Lax dress code and work hours.
    Work from home option.
    Plenty of vacation days.

    ConsExtreme levels of stress.
    High expectations from contractors and employees.
    Massive layoffs if economic conditions worsen.
    Pay is average and doesn't match the level of work and dedication expected from employees and contractors.
    Consultants and employees are expected to deliver from first join they join. This is not an exaggeration.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed feelings = mixed review

    Customer Operations Specialist (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsExcellent salary and benefits, strong community connections

    ConsOver-abundance of micro-management; favoritism demonstrated continuously

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best employer I have ever worked for, offering tons of benefits and advancement opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Creve Coeur, MO

    ProsFantastic benefits from an employer who truly seems to care about their employees. They offer a lot of exciting and challenging opportunities for development

    ConsThere really isn't any big negatives, some people complain about being reassigned roles every 2-3 years but I love it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, I can't imagine a better place to work

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

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    I learned a lot.

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe company offers excellent benefits to new hires.

    ConsIt is a big company so it is easy to be lost.

    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)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsBenefits are great! The company is really helping the world!

    ConsNothing I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong company with good atmosphere and a positive future

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat people, culture, work/life balance and many career opportunities. There are a vast variety of positions and movement within the company is encouraged. Software projects are interesting and utilize the latest technologies.

    ConsBig turnover of strong talent in software development. Have to fight for promotions and keep salary competitive in the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on retaining talent and be more aggressive with promotions.

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

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    Great company. Everyone is very engaged and the benefits and pay are outstanding.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsDevelopment, career growth, pay and benefits, strong business performance.

    ConsSometimes the direction of the company can move so fast you find yourself undoing what you just did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. The results of the company have overall been very strong the past 8-10 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    its an ok. plenty of areas to move around

    TDRa (Former Employee)
    Lincoln, NE

    Prosok in some areas. can move up

    Conshas its flaws. area relocations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a manual labor job

    Laboratory Technician (Former Employee)
    Woodland, CA

    ProsGet to bring home free vegetables sometimes

    ConsLots of manual labor, no experience needed, but company required high experiences. Company cared more about policy and regulation than its worker.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The new facilities contractor is horrible. CBRE's contract should be let go!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chesterfield, MO

    ProsGreat place to work, extra time off.

    ConsCBRE's idea on anything is hire more more managers. World Class Maintenance is a joke more like run to failure.This will bite them in the rear-end in the long run!! Can't wait till Monsanto chases them off site....

    Advice to Senior Managementreplace CBRE before your equipment is shot and replace whoever is responsible for them being here in the first place.. should have kept URS CORP.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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