Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture and nice people

    Cons

    lack of recognition for hard working

  2. One of the Best Places to Work and very good recognition in the market and a good personal work life balance

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    Very good work ethics and professional company and maintains good relationship among team and has a flat hierarchy

    Cons

    While once upon a time the company was considered for setting market standards for fixing the salary but now trend has been changed

    Advice to Management

    Very ground to earth and set practically achievable goals and always encourages for innovative things

  3. Great benefits and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Transportation Manager in Creve Coeur, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance are endless. Monsanto is truly concerned about sustainability.

    Cons

    If I had to choose a con I would say system development to support supply chain - some systems have not advanced with the times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Great company to work for with good benefits. The top company in their industry.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Strong company financially.

    Cons

    Promote people to management level that have no business being managers. Cut people at will while upper managers and executives garner huge bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting people to management levels just because they do a lot of meaningless team spirit raw raw raw -ing or have a Ph. D. Ph.D. almost guarantees some management / Lead position. Need to find people who can motivate and lead people, not introverts with zero people skills. Some managers their must have managed in a sweat shop somewhere. Need a better development plan for employees. While Monsanto says they have employee development plans, they really don't. The people who move up are the ones who plan social events, decorate team rooms, organize happy hours, lunches, etc - but have zero people skills, or know their area enough to motivate and train others. You have way over corrected for the woman's movement and have replace the Old Boy Network with the Old Girl Network. Monsanto is a great company, but management is sophomoric at best.

  6. Helpful (3)

    The Corporate Culture has taken a nosedive.

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    Former Employee - Linux/Windows Systems Administrative and Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Linux/Windows Systems Administrative and Support in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is competitive.
    Great benefits for full timers
    Quality of coworkers -- Smart, competent people who were very cooperative and collaborative to work with.

    Cons

    The culture has become that of any large monolithic firm -- blind allegiance to procedure and apathetic towards workers.
    Obtaining task closure is increasingly difficult due to increase in procedural red-tape in the pursuit of ''Operational Excellence"...You're left with a ton of work that seems to never be completely finished.
    Fingerpointing is becoming more acceptable due to indifference in middle management who take their employees to task before considering their side of the story.
    Working at Monsanto is starting to resemble working for The Government.

    Advice to Management

    When you neglect individual workers for no apparent reason other than blind allegiance to policy and procedure it doesn't go unnoticed.
    Loyalty will be the first casualty.
    This will result in it being harder and harder to retain talent...continuity will suffer and expertise won't be fully leveraged.
    This especially holds true when you consider most of your talent is contact based.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Monsanto IT a study in catchphrases and contractors

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Support in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Support in Woodland, CA

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    if you are an employee- good compensation

    Cons

    management- lost in translation. uses contractors to hide poor performing employees.

    Advice to Management

    stop believing the IT salesmen that come and do slick presentations, a recent multi million dollar investment in dumb terminals called Mon desk was a classic mistake of non IT people making IT decisions and then using seniority and leverage to force it on the clients.
    stop going to meetings and find out what your teams needs are and then supply them with the tools and support to do the job they were hired for. trust your employees.
    focus on the support not the longevity of your careers
    do not use contractors to hide the mistakes of your management.
    be honest with your employees regarding the direction dictated by your management. give them information not slogans and misdirection
    stay on point, do not be distracted by new technology, the aim of IT is to support the business not propagate technology for technologies sake. IT is a tool.
    abandon the doctrine of we expect you to dig the hole and by the shovel, IT should provide the tools for its clients and support them, not force direction and platform on other business units, why should an employee also be his/her own support? is it the new normal that we are not only good at our jobs but know how to fix our own computers?
    fire half your managers and hire regional IT support, why run a worldwide company IT organization from a city in the middle of the US?

  8. Helpful (3)

    I Was Worked Almost to Death

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Software Tester in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Software Tester in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Decent benefits. Has a pension.

    Cons

    Worked in a department called TPS. Ridiculous amounts of work to do. No concern for how many hours people are working . Never any improvements to any process. High rate of turnover but no one seemed concerned enough to try to stop it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention when people leave in droves.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Things progressively getting worse

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    Current Employee - Technology Development in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technology Development in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    The summer hours program is fairly progressive and there is a high focus on safety, despite climbing injury numbers this year.

    Cons

    Rudderless ship. Too many managers are out of touch with employees, the business and it seems like a lot of time with reality. HR tries to justify their existence by being cheerleaders for diversity and what a "great place to work" this is, but that is almost a sick joke as Monsanto management types are probably one of the most consistent features of the company. Slick presenters, but without an understanding on how to lead. It's an overall problem, way too many managers, next to no leaders.Overwhelming amounts of politics and backstabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying so hard to present n image you are a great place to work and actually do the work required to be a great place to work.

  10. Great company to work for, it has a competitive work environment

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    Current Employee - Intern in Uberlândia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Intern in Uberlândia (Brazil)

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    Great chance to improve tour career and a lot of opportunities to achieve high level

    Cons

    Competitiva environment wich hás a lot of pay back but sometimes it is hard to achieve some goals

    Advice to Management

    Continue tour job and giving great opportunities to employees because they word hard and with passional for the company

  11. Top notch Co-op Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Co-Op in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - IT Co-Op in Creve Coeur, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage learning environment
    Access to new tools and technology
    Low stress

    Cons

    I cant find any complains about the position

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