Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
461 Reviews
3.8
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    IT Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Great place to work. The work/ life balance is one of a kind.

    Cons

    Micro management is very evident across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits....get to work with latest equipment.

    Cons

    None- overall...fantastic place to be!

  3.  

    Monsanto

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to expand into other areas and regions

    Cons

    Corporate driven mentality of having to meet projected stock expectations at all costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make budgets based on demand forecasting not what increase in sales needs to be made to make a stock promise to the public

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work, Life Balance for Some.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    High pay
    Great benefits
    Interesting work for Engineers
    Good safety record, Pervasive safety culture
    Some really nice people

    Cons

    Promoted because of who you know, as opposed to what you know.
    Weak management- doesn't want to rock the boat.
    Contractors can be treated like orphans (see weak management comment)low pay, no benefits.
    Backstabbing is prevalent. Beware;some of the employees only want their own kind to work as their colleagues(see weak management comment, see promoted because of who you know, and H.R. Bobbleheads).
    If the person who trains you is remarkably different from the person who interviewed you, RUN! The trainer will jealously guard their clique and stab you in the back (see weak management comment).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, advancement opportunities limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed some of the projects I've been given, have a nice boss and appreciate the good company benefits offered.

    Cons

    If you are looking to be upwardly mobile, this may not be the place. "Networking", or playing the political game, are essential for moving up the ladder. Many stalled careers of good people as a result. Cost of living raises are about the most that many employees can expect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  10.  

    Review of IT Co-Op Position at Monsanto

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    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
  11.  

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

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    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

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