Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
456 Reviews
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456 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive salary; great work-life balance; flexible enough to grow career in the area of your interest (in 63 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the company places a lot of emphasis on professional/personal development (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align (in 37 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking") (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience in a global company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Really good working environment, really friendly employees. Boss was nice.

    Cons

    Did not really work on the stuff that I was interested in. Wanted to code, but was somehow assigned to a team that managed IT tools.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture, Work Life Balance, Great Leadership!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is the first company I've worked for that really supports collaboration, transparency and work life balance. People are friendly, supportive and all about teamwork, regardless of function.

    Cons

    It seems like a significant portion of the staff is hired as contractors, and it is difficult to tell how long it will take for an opportunity for conversion to a full time direct hire. Knowing that you don't get the benefits, bonuses and perks as direct hire colleagues who are doing the exact same work can be a bit demoralizing after a long period of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best employers in the Greater St. Louis area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with competent leadership team. The LT is as up front concerning the state of the business as possible. Monsanto supports the Greater St. Louis area in many, many ways both financially & many volunteer hours. The company was just named #8 as one of the Best Multinational Workplaces. The total compensation package out shines other local employers.

    Cons

    Like with any company there are issues...none I to point out here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Review of IT Co-Op Position at Monsanto

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company. Smart People. Can learn a lot if interested while doing the Co-Op. Latest Technologies are used so great exposure.

    Cons

    The kind of work really depends on luck. There is wide range of work an employee can do as a co-op from awesome software development to mundane system support. So ask what is your role as a Co-Op before joining. The chances of internship converting to full time is less when compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company that values its employees

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the 2 years that I have been with Monsanto, I have had more opportunity for training and development than I did in 10+ years with my prior employer. Proud to work for a company that is making such a positive impact on the world.

    Cons

    If you allow it, your work/life balance can easily get out of control. This is due, in part, to the developmental opportunities available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    People are very agile and collaborative and also it has comfortable working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Co-Op in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Co-Op in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Well paid. Manager really care about you and know what is going on with you and your team. There are lots of opportunity for employee to expose his or her skills and it is very flexible for a person who want to switch his or her job position. People are very friendly and love to collaborate with each other. Also it is not only a agriculture company but also a technique company.

    Cons

    Need to be very diligent and strong willing to learn new things because the company like to use the latest technique. Lots of thing need to learn if you new here but only give you a very short time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more chance for new employees to perform what they can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of QA & Shared Solutions in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director of QA & Shared Solutions in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people process, work life balance, mature leadership. Good technology and tremendous opportunities to learn. You will work with some of the smartest people in the industry. Great place to work.

    Cons

    None. Nothing that was bad enough to state here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere to work in, good salary/benefits package, the autonomy and trust you are given, the possibility to work on projects with diverse teams (international and from other departments), people are passionate about their work ;
    In a nutshell, innovative and high quality products, People safety, people development and company ethics are the main focus.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company to work for with excellent benefits and promotions opportunities...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Stonington, IL
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Stonington, IL

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Promotion opportunity come easy once you put your time in your position.

    Cons

    You will have to relocate to mostly rural areas... but relocation is generally paid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management allows employees to grow and diversify as they please. The work-home life balance is a priority here which is always great.

    Cons

    Communication between departments leaves something to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your teams stake in company resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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