Syngenta

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Syngenta Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
76 Reviews
3.0
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance at least in global and regional roles (in 5 reviews)

  • Management and staff come across as generally passion and believe in the importance and impact of their work of "feeding the world" (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult for field employees to manage (in 4 reviews)

  • There's also no work-life balance, to speak of (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cereals in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Cereals in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Syngenta full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good possibilities to work on projects, nice people to work with, good location, interesting and vibrant environment, very international and goal oriented.

    Cons

    Not everyone speaks english which can sometimes be a constraint if you are international. At times needs clearer outline of tasks. Should be better possibilities for advancement, and additional work opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IS Gradute Programme

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Pros

    - Networking
    - Fast Process
    - Challenges since the beginning.
    -

    Cons

    - Very demanding.
    - Having a lot of changes right now.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Company - Special Working Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Leader in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Group Leader in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Most of people are kind and respect different opntions
    Cultural diversity atmosfere
    Career opportunities is real and well managed by senior leaders
    Huge opportunity to work abroad and have international experience
    They value people

    Cons

    Difficulty to get human resources
    Work load is quite high
    Not constant working environment, changes are frequent
    Organizational structure is quite big and has too many levels and it is complex as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Information Services professional supporting R&D

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great purpose and mission. Global company with clear local impact. In the unique position of being an Agriculture major player in both chemistry and seeds. Wonderful corporate culture - very supportive. Very innovation driven.

    Cons

    Matrix management can be a challenge for some people. You may report to a boss not at your local site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We understand that a company with the breadth of Syngenta has to be judicious is allocation resources. Make clear strategic decisions and ensure they are communicated downstream well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult for field employees to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize flexible schedules may be needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its a great company to work and retire

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Coordinator in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales Coordinator in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Syngenta full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ample opportunities to showcase your talents. Your work is appreciated and recognised

    Cons

    Too big an organisation its should be leaner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep business seperated rather than have an integrated approach at the market place, Focus gets lacking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Consulting projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta

    Pros

    Culture, competence, yoyng, ambitious, cool

    Cons

    no, no, changes in structure, no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's great company to work for, as solution provider to improve farm productivity to feed global demand for food

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crop Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Crop Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work, opportunity to express own potential, creating capability to deliver result, moving resposibly towards society, moving towards solution provider from input provider, believing in partnership, addressing pain point base solution to global growers, strong R&D and chemistry to support growth ambition

    Cons

    I don't find any downside while working with syngenta, off course we need to create balance work life . Sometimes decisions are little bit late but worth to wait.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support for sustainable agriculture and think like grower concept

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative, friendly, great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accounts Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Syngenta is full of creative people who always go out of their way to help you, they are a good ethical employer. Syngenta are also a flexible employer with up to 39.5 days holiday a year!

    Cons

    It can sometimes take forever to get Syngenta to make a decision, they are not the most dynamic organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The offices are dated and need a complete refurbish - they need to make Syngenta a place where people rally enjoy coming to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience, great people - Internship in SH

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Syngenta as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great support from the team as well a great environment that give you the drive to work harder, better and smarter
    Had an amazing time during my internship and had the chance to learn and grow as I never saw it before.

    Cons

    Strong competition, can be very challenging, salaries can be uncompetititve

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