Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Onboarding new hires is biggest problem

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    People are committed to creating food to support 10 billion people by 2050

    Cons

    Data systems were difficult to negotiate. Everyone understands their role, but difficult to find anyone who can give an overview of company function. On boarding new employees is not a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new hires are onboarded with enough knowledge. Assign a mentor to help follow up with new hires.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Human Resources Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Human Resources Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment.
    - No fixed work times as long as work is getting delivered on time.
    - Keeps you busy almost year-round.
    - Fantastic benefits.
    - Great vacation schedule (10 days paid off during Christmas)
    - IT at Monsanto is doing some really amazing things.

    Cons

    -Decisions about projects are often taken without the technical feedback from the base level employees.
    -Technical people are not really given an opportunity to work on the business side of things (cross functional development is lacking).

    Advice to Management

    - Promote interactivity and learning between technical and business teams.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Research assistant

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    we get enough vacation time

    Cons

    Management oblivious of certain aspects


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  5. Great company

    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ankeny, IA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ankeny, IA

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Employee development at Satellite sites could be improved.


  6. Row Crop Breeding Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Compensation, encourages employees to develop.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in company unless you are located at a large location


  7. Helpful (2)

    Active employee

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful coworkers. It is wonderful that Monsanto provides 13 holidays in addition to employee vacation days.

    Cons

    Core to their leadership competencies is "influencing"; in reality, this plays out as highly political. When being considered for new roles in the company, it's about how many people like you, who you are friends with and if you are one the few "high potential".


  8. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Good work/life balance considering agricultural busy seasons and great benefits

    Cons

    I have no cons so far


  9. Work Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Good, Friendly, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Not so new technologies, bad Cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    Keep Going


  10. Best Place to work

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Competitive salaries
    Opportunity to grow within the company
    International Presence
    Collegiate work environment
    Knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    Too many lifers
    Too slow
    Not too many opportunities to interact with people from different companies. Self-contained campus can be boring for younger workers

    Advice to Management

    Look to hire young people to bring fresh perspectives


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a place to grow or learn.

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    You do meet some super nice people. There are folks here who are basically door-mats for management, but still they will go out of their way to help you. It's hard to argue with getting the week between Christmas and New Years off as well, it's a nice perk.

    Cons

    Pay is just awful. No raises ever and a bonus structure and review process that would remind you of "The Hunger Games" No connections between contributions and raises, promotions, recognition. There seems to be a certain group of young white employees who move at will and socialize together and reap the benefits of the best roles and opportunities. This will not be you. Hands down the worse, absolutely worse, IT and HR organizations you will ever see. Rampant discrimination, abuse and HR violations and the HR rep will basically sit in the seat for a year and then rotate out so there is no accountability. Developed talent is ignored completely but yet they make plans that call for expensive talent with no experience. Morale is bad and Monsanto is in overdrive mode to spin, spin, spin the message. I mean look on here, how many people need to leave a "5 Star" review and be an anonymous employee? I mean really?

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Seriously, leave, we need new blood and new ideas in this company. It's a great concept and a great product, but the company is being smothered by people who know how to sell themselves but not DO anything. If we buy Syngenta, please take their IT management and get rid of our, they accomplish nothing but are great at selling how great they are. It's amazing the hypocrisy and spin here.



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