Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
397 Reviews

3.7
397 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 46 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance, great work culture, great benefits (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align (in 29 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking") (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The most underrated and innovate company in the world

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to grow as a person and a professional.

    Cons

    work-life balance and enterprise systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a great manager that equipped me the necessary resources not do my job.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    wonderful

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Maryland Heights, MO
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Maryland Heights, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work awesome people supervisors treat u with resepect great locations

    Cons

    None jobs was awesome with no complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - BI Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - BI Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice environment and pays well

    Cons

    limited growth for IT people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Excellent place to start your career, get to learn a lot.
    Great Work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Not for the ambitious and career oriented professionals. Will have to be a part of the office politics to move up the ladder. Undeserving candidates get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more able leadership. Weed out the non-performing folks and promote the deserving one's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great work/life balance...!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    In agriculture, it´s rare to find a company that provides great work/life balance, competitive compensation and excellent benefits, also, safety is the #1 priority, which is great for you and your family. Ample opportunities for personal and professional growth!

    Cons

    Could take a month or more to fully understand the organizational structure, constant changes and reorganizations can take a toll in project development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review thoughtfully at the the team responsible of managing the vegetables manufacturing business, it seems they don´t possess a clear understanding and operational know-how, they though it was the same as corn and the business is loosing market share and participation. Sad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work, great people, great products, great vision. Food, Health, Hope making a difference in this world!

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    People, personal growth, making a difference.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement take a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting but dull

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monsanto Company as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to a lot of interesting information and insights

    Cons

    Lack of any real enthusiasm about the world as an intelligent ecosystem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to see yourselves as something more than automatons chasing dollars and inventing markets that no one wants or needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead At Monsanto Company  in  Morton, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead At Monsanto Company in Morton, IL

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

    Pros

    Employees highly valued and treated as such.

    Cons

    There really are no cons working for Monsanto

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive experience with Monsanto Company

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great promotion for work and life balance
    Great opportunity for career development

    Cons

    Matrix structure could limit personal development if managers do not help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the layers of management will greatly reduce the operational costs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to develop skills and learn how the industry operates

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Ankeny, IA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Ankeny, IA

    I have been working at Monsanto Company as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is very casual and relaxed, and both coworkers and supervisors are amenable. Working here gives one a good opportunity to learn various skills and methods that can hopefully be taken on to a job with better pay, benefits, and opportunitites for advancement as a direct employee with Monsanto or another company.

    Cons

    In a contract position, there are few opportunities for advancement, and contractors feel like they're not quite part of the company (which is true). Work can be very monotonous. Overtime is not allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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