Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great benefits and work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance are endless. Monsanto is truly concerned about sustainability.

    Cons

    If I had to choose a con I would say system development to support supply chain - some systems have not advanced with the times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  2. Top notch Co-op Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Co-Op in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - IT Co-Op in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage learning environment
    Access to new tools and technology
    Low stress

    Cons

    I cant find any complains about the position

  3. Helpful (5)

    Overpopulated with contractors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Applications Support Analyst in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Contractor - Applications Support Analyst in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm truly at a loss for a single pro. There are turkeys that walk around campus so I suppose that is neat.

    Cons

    Extremely micro managed. Employee vs contractor treatment. Forced days off use all vacation for contract employees while employees receive 2 weeks paid each year. Contractors lose their vacation time if they're lucky enough to have any. IT is the most mis managed conglomerate department you'll ever witness. Would not recommend this to an enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor middle management and their treatment of contractors. Hire more FTE.

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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior AA in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Senior AA in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee friendly. Matrix organization and therefore visibility is very good into other teams and jobs. The benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Driving around campus is a challenge getting to and from meetings. The campus spans two sides of the highway and no way other than by car to reach the other side.
    Company growth is amazing, sometimes daunting when you are new and trying to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Town Halls are fantastic. Great way to keep up on all of the global events and strides by people as well as R&D.

  6. Helpful (6)

    "It's a great place to work" for some...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really great, nice and caring people work here
    Serious devotion to safety
    People who work here are passionate about finding better ways to feed the world
    Relaxed dress code
    Good Benefits
    Decent holidays and vacation time
    Ability to occasionally work from home
    Some employees make great coin and terrific bonuses, but not everyone

    Cons

    Extremely political work environment. Heart-achingly, soul-crushingly political. Network or die.
    Disproportionately focused on diversity. If you are not female or minority and you are not in sales or a scientist, good luck.
    Monsanto saves money by relying on employees remaining contractors for multiple years.
    "The Monsanto Culture" = Don't rock the boat.
    Work-Life balance is good, but managers do not model it making you feel guilty or anxious about doing it
    Inconsistency. Sometimes a position is posted, sometimes a person is just promoted to it. It depends on what management wants to do.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth.
    Commit to developing talent from within. There are a lot of great people in Monsanto who are overlooked when the first instinct is to recruit from other companies or from colleges.

  7. Web Admin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Web Administrative in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Contractor - Web Administrative in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice friendly environment,relaxing hours,no dress code

    Cons

    No perks,HR policy is really bad,Been working with them as contractor for 3 years was layoff just 2 days.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to double consider people before laying off

  8. Best experience I could have asked for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment was super friendly. The office culture was very relaxed. Work-life balance was excellent. Really drove for networking and advancement.

    Cons

    Onboarding was slow to start. Re-orgs sometimes made things difficult.

  9. Excellent work culture, excellent benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fixed Asset Accountant in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Fixed Asset Accountant in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great work culture, great benefits

    Cons

    career growth is a little slow. Very hard to get a job there.

  10. Great company with room to move upwards, and a fantastic co-op program.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Creve Coeur, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here is extremely helpful, no one is "too good for you". As a college student co-op, I have had meetings with executives to ask about the company, and they have all been extremely polite and helpful.

    Cons

    I am looking for full-time employment, and a lot of the work they do here is contracted out. This is not the end of the world, and still a great all-around company.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Contraxctors treated like second class citizens

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be honest when hiring and communicate to all staff about the bad press the company recieves.

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