Syngenta
3.4 of 5 48 reviews
www.syngenta.com Basel, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Syngenta Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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3.4 48 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Syngenta CEO Mike Mack

Mike Mack

(25 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Competetive Salaries, Interesting work, specific challenges

Country Supply Chain Head (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood growth opportunity areas, lots of 'nterest'ng people, lots of opportun't'es to work all over the globe

ConsLots of people with old type of thinking, some challenges related to the transformations

Advice to Senior ManagementMore professionalism

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great workplace with great future

Processing Technology Lead (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at Syngenta full-time

Pros- Good pay and benefits
- International career exposure
- Low pressure environment
- Flexible work arrangements
- Don't quibble over minor numbers for cost savings

Cons- People are always busy / travelling; it is hard to build a strong rapport
- It seems the company does not have an established direction it is always changing
- Hierarchy is a mess / complicated
- Too much tools to use and sometimes they are not used as needed
- People dont work aligned, differents efforts globally at the same topic
- Especially at the seed business the industrial environment is low-technology

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst company I've ever worked for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Basel (Switzerland)

I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- salary and benefits are ok

Cons- micro management and too American
- incompetent managers, everything in europe dictated by Americans who are not qualified to advise on european legal matters (but think they are)
- nasty back-stabbing culture
-no support from line managers and HR
-no flexibility as regards working from home
- no teamwork, hostility and most people too afraid of losing their jobs to speak out
- very badly organised with too many layers and duplication of senior management roles

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and sort yourselves out. Too much politics going on and the best interests of the business are overlooked because of this.
Senior management overall badly overdue

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dynamic and challenging company

Procurement Manager (Current Employee)
Basel (Switzerland)

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

ProsGreat atmosphere, good career possibilities, growing industry.
Very international and culturally open.

ConsRelatively low salaries in comparison to other chemical industries in the region and in the country.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience of an employee with over 30 years in the company (Sandoz + Novartis + Syngenta)

Accounts Controller (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

ProsYou have lot of liberties at work. Salary is average. Good interaction with colleagues.

ConsCertain individuals who happen to be bosses can be very vindictive and there is no system to control them. Despite my being in the company for more than 30 years still I did not get my final incremement before separating from the company because of 1 individual. Personal preferences and prejudices sometimes dictate more than sound HR policies. I was not given even a send off party after more than 30 years service with the company. There is no work life balance and employees work long hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have a system where an employee (especially employees who have put in many years of service) compliants through the company's normal complaint systems, please respect the employees grievances and probe into the matter. Please treat the employees separating especially after many years of service well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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excellent place i have worked in

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than 5 years

Prosit gives good work experience, very healthy work culture. kind people around

Conskeeps u stagnant for long time over 1 position

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m working from last 5 year

Sales Unit Lead (Current Employee)
Āgra, Uttar Pradesh (India)

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

Prossyngenta is a gud concern and research base co.

Consm happy to work in sygenta

Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary structure and promote your employee within 3 year record

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company, awesome mission, lots of improve in management and culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Basel (Switzerland)

I worked at Syngenta full-time

Pros- collaborative culture
- global scope
- important mission
- well compensated

Cons- hierarchical and bureaucratic
- slow and risk averse
- politics wins over arguments
- stifling slide culture
- entrenched middle management blocks younger talent from rising

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company but does not recognise talent

Metabolism Chemist (Former Employee)
Bracknell, England (UK)

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

ProsGood work and social life balance.
Opportunity to work with talented and brilliant scientists.
Opportunity to be involved in innovative projects.
I really enjoyed working there.
Relaxed atmosphere, flexitime helps.

ConsSalary was average, very disappointed as Syngenta is the worlds biggest agrochemical company .
Salary rise was low despite record profits and sales. Most definitely lower than competitors I.e. Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and BASF.
NO OVERTIME despite working more than 40 hours a week.
Career progression is non existent to a non- Phd holder.
Too much politics.
Job is always under treat, I feel like I'm one mistake away from being being replaced.
I don't feel appreciated despite my best efforts.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management sucks to be honest. Very short term oriented needs to retain employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Employer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExcellent benefits and great employees to work with in the field. Many opportunities for advancement within the company and people are willing and ready to help you succeed.

ConsWork life balance is difficult for field employees to manage.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize flexible schedules may be needed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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