Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
461 Reviews
3.8
461 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.  

    Business Challenges, Career development Opportunities & Work life Balance at Monsanto

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Management Lead in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Talent Management Lead in Mexico City (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    A great company to work for and build a long term career. Excellent focus on Work life Balance, great benefits and compensation and lots of opportunities for professional development. People is very respectful regarding others ideas, preferences, and ways of doing things and in addition you have the opportunity of Touching Life's of farmers and growers with your work and contribute to solve the food crisis on the world... quite noble purpose while growing professionally and economically

    Cons

    Despite the opportunities for professional growing and due to the flat org structures, when you reach a certain level of responsibility you may face difficulties when trying to keep advancing on the hierarchies, but not big issue if you are not obsessed with organizational power

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue strengthen the familiar feeling of working for Monsanto. Its really great to work with such warm global leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My very best working journey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Pros

    Through Monsanto I had the opportunity to experience my very best working experience. Constant challenges; development opportunities; work life balance; great people and most importantly future in agriculture.

    Cons

    Too rapid & constant changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    culture change

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

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

    Pros

    culture change, it's hard to move internally.

    Cons

    culture change, it's hard to move internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture change, too many full-time managers and many people are not doing much real work.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Big NO - Worst company,pathetic people, No growth opportunities & wrong job top opt for.

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

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, neat and organized office space, cafeteria and gym is good.
    Safety of employees are on priority.

    Cons

    1. If you and your manager are from same place (Andhra), then you will get lot of benefits like work life balance, better salary, least work pressure, appreciation etc. If not, there is no value for hardwork.
    2.Unorganized work, Uneducated managers and useless tech leads, they are not involved in any development activity like review, assigning task etc. they are just busy gossiping, complaining about people who doesn't belong to their community, delegating the work and buttering.
    4. Lot of discrimination between contractor and full time employee.(cabs, gifts, perks are only for Full time employees)
    5. No salary hike: there is no salary hike depending on performance. person who work/ don't work, hike percentage will be same(6 - 8 % hike on basic salary per year)
    6. very poor & useless HR, nothing in their hands.
    7.Its good for people who don't want to work: people come to office, read news paper, do some gossiping and politics, have lunch, rest, play carrom, TT, coffee, gym and return home.
    8. very few (least) technically sound people present and very poor team management.
    9. There is no learning curve.
    10. No room for career growth. you will be in same position and same salary even after working hard for 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is not aware what's going on in office. When management/leadership visits office, we are forced to give positive feedback.
    They speak a lot about work/ life balance, but they give lot of work, expect us to finish all work asap and comment on work/life balance.
    Please improve the quality of managers.
    Maganers & tech leads: Please grow up, stop delegating the work and start working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  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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