Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Fantastic company helping each employee grow.

    • 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

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

    Pros

    -Work Life Balance is great.
    -Benefits
    -Growth
    -Leadership

    Cons

    -I really have no cons for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing because this company has fantastic management.


  2. Helpful (5)

    I Was Worked Almost to Death

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    No employee engagement

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Week off between Xmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay and bad review process. Management doesn't connect well with employee. Company lacks direction and most definitely lacks leadership.

    Too many managers that are just the same, the process for picking and promoting people is hopelessly broken, intentionally so. Favors a certain group of people and the rest not considered no matter what their contributions are.

    Advice to Management

    You need to rate management on different things than you do today. Too many people talk about doing things and are promoted, people who are doing things are ignored. Just makes for a bad work environment.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Promises more than they can deliver

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    The pay has not stayed competitive. Way too many middle managers. Hard to function with the amount of oversight on every small detail.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver on your promises.


  6. Great place to work - not just a catch phrose

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

    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

    benefits are good, work is challenging and always different, and management gives you your space to work.

    Cons

    Due to a lot of lateral moving, work can sometimes be repeated due to lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Progressive Company

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    Always changing gears. Which is good thing since market changes so much.

    Cons

    Sometimes there could be too many leads in a business.

    Advice to Management

    We need more folks on the ground.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Culture has become unbearable.

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

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

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

    Pros

    You can make some good friends here, there are still some decent areas to work outside of the US Commercial organization.

    Cons

    Heavy-handed micromanagement at the Senior level. Complete indifference toward employees, rudeness and lack of concern for anything in the way of development. Management level doesn't understand even the basics of the group they manage, disregard the advice of employees with skills and experience. A really arrogant view of things. It wasn't this way when I started, but there has become an huge separation between management and employees. You never see managers unless they want to dump something on your desk for you to do to make them look good in a meeting. Total focus on their career development, but no one ever gets promoted from this team, it is a career dead-end and HR does nothing to help at all, even though they know what the problems are.

    Advice to Management

    You need some new management, give the folks that have been in their roles 10, 15 20 years new challenges so this group can have some new ideas and approaches. Make career paths, the area just seems like a dumping ground for older employees, not sure how HR gets away with it.


  9. I love that Monsanto gives opportunities to build so many different skills and develop relationships with people.

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

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

    Pros

    I love that they are committed to their employees have a work life balance. They show that they trust their employees enough to allow flexibility in work schedule and etc. As long as you are performing well, and being responsible with their trust then you will do well here.

    Cons

    Honestly from my experiences here, I do believe that Monsanto has it covered. They've listened to what our needs are and they've met those needs to help their employees succeed. they have provided in my opinion every tool and avenue to help us be comfortable, flexible and successful in our role. I truly do enjoy being here,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great with regard to the open door policy, transparency, fun work environment, flexibility and great working experience.


  10. great company with good benefits

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, easy communication with bosses, great tech support

    Cons

    I happened to get stuck doing work above my level with no openings in in the foreseeable future, so had to leave for greener pastures to get some more experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be more helpful to people trying to advance their careers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    I have a great experience working here!

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401 (K) plan is awesome

    Cons

    The general public hates us

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should happen in a more timely manenr



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