Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Pros
  • competitive salary; great work-life balance; flexible enough to grow career in the area of your interest (in 63 reviews)

  • I enjoyed working for them and they have great benefits (in 27 reviews)

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

  • Some long hours included 60 hours a week or more (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Seed Tech II

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason City, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason City, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long overtime hours, especially during winter months/packaging season. Summer hours are very relaxed.

    Cons

    You are inside a warehouse for most of the time. Exception is during summer and planting/harvest


  2. Excellent!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ideas are taken into consideration, many interesting projects that you can take part in. These projects do make a difference and employee is recognized.

    Cons

    Matrix management can be taxing sometimes. Boss has to be really active to know exactly all the projects you are taking part in.

    Advice to Management

    Many climbers, people don't stay in one place very long, which could lead to multiple managers over a period of time.


  3. great experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Research Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Operations Research Intern in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Monsanto Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good life balance Agility A lot of potential for OR field

    Cons

    A lot of meetings and seminars


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  5. Happy Camper

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and begin a career

    Cons

    Difficult to move up with out building relationships


  6. Monsanto

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    Current Employee - Statistical Geneticist in Woodland, CA
    Current Employee - Statistical Geneticist in Woodland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefit benefit benefit benefit benefit

    Cons

    Career development opportunity is not too much


  7. Helpful (1)

    Summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, long hours but good overtime pay, flexible for days off

    Cons

    Little direction at times, some managers seemed to lack common sense, but they were managing 20+ summer part time kids, so I'm sure they were doing as well as they could


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company - politics rule

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent compensation and benefits. Challenging environment and endless opportunities.

    Cons

    Politics drive decisions and there is a lack of integrity from management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good pay, crappy place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits were very good, pay was good, modern facilities.

    Cons

    Direction changed every 18 months. The work environment sucked as far as realistic expectations, management made some huge multi-million dollar mistakes - which everyone, but them saw coming. I quit after several rounds of layoffs, where some excellent people were let go. The environment became just too bad to enjoy work. Management consistently lied/misdirected. You learn to read between the lines if you've been there long at all.


  10. review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    high quality people make it a great place to work

    Cons

    headquarter is in the Midwest


  11. Helpful (2)

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and decent pay for the industry and job requirements. The managers are pretty laid back and don't micromanage.

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement within this position unless you have a 4 year degree and sometimes not even then. Tech progression is a slow process because the employees that have been there the longest won't give up various jobs and allow others to learn them in order to earn points towards their progression. Management does play favorites with these employees which makes them be able to get away with anything. There is definitely an "in" and and "out" crowd,

    Advice to Management

    Stand your ground a treat all technicians equally, manage orders better so employees are completely busy one week and have nothing to do the next week.



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