Syngenta Biotechnology
3.6 of 5 5 reviews
www.syngentabiotechnology.com Durham, NC

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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Michiel van Lookeren Campagne


75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Enjoyed working at Syngenta

Technical Associate (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Syngenta Biotechnology full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunities to cross train. Great work life balance.

ConsTakes many years to receive promotions/raises

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Associate (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Syngenta Biotechnology as a contractor for less than a year

Prosgreat environment
good, smart people
interesting work

Consmismanaged
large, hard to navigate infrastructure
lack of communications
40+ hour work week but not compensated for overtime

Advice to Senior Managementhire the right people for the job

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Lack luster and ineffective management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Syngenta Biotechnology

ProsThe benefits are a little better than those of the competitors, but not that much better. Vacation time is easy to come and go as you please and unlimited sick time are nice.

ConsThe low pay in comparison to the competition in the area. Also promotions are hard to come by. Continually changing managers and not backfilling people who move on for "Career Development" are disheartening.

Advice to Senior ManagementSyngenta believes that they have the best benefits around but in a recent speech the upper management stated that the loss of people about 10 percent at this site was due to career development, and that we actually gained 4 people. This was an ovious attempt at upper management to feel better about themselves. With that many people leaving for that reason they obviously have a probelm with developing their people. If they wanted to cut payroll it might have been advisable to lay off people other than letting the people leave on their own. The more technical employees are leaving and the less technical employees are staying.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syngenta Biotechnology

ProsGreat hours, wonderful people, great compensation and freedom to work and attend to personal things. Very organized labs and office space.

ConsNo upward mobility in the workplace

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat leadership, couldn't expect more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People Make a Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syngenta Biotechnology

ProsThe people are generally brilliant and it's inspiring to be surrounded by such talent. The "framework" can seem silly, but it's actually a very useful tool set that other companies should learn from. Travel to Europe can be thrilling. Training and development options are plentiful.

ConsTravel can become onerous. The local site is undergoing major changes, with many key roles being moved off-site. Their insistence on outsourcing information technology means that quality suffers greatly.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out and communicate how biotechnology fits into the larger Seeds business. Get rid of bad managers before they run off any good people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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