Syngenta Seeds

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Syngenta Seeds Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good employer to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syngenta Seeds

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    So-so company performance as of late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Extremely dysfunctional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Business Partner in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Business Partner in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    They had free coffee, tea and other beverages. Parking was free in a covered ramp. Benefits were very good.

    Cons

    Poor systems, could not find data to do my job, no direction, staggering amounts of time wasted just trying to get simple information - had to use one-off Excel spreadsheets with questionable data and sourcing just to pull anything together. There was constant confusion about basic data (i.e. sales $, sales units), let alone anything more complicated. No standard procedures, processes, organization, etc. (I was left waiting for an hour - twice - during my on-site interview. I should have left then.) Office environment was extremely noisy. Titles are also very confusing - everyone seems to be a "Head" of something. Very few women in leadership positions. Run, don't walk!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a reliable ERP system and use it. A $20 billion company should not be run on Excel spreadsheets! Get organized and stop all the time being wasted with people trying to figure out who's on first. Value your employees - don't expect people to work 60-80 hour weeks on a consistent basis. Promote more women and sort out your titles so employees have a clue who does what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Low level Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta Seeds part-time

    Pros

    The company cares about employees and has advancement opportunities with the correct qualifications. Teaches skills and leadership. Get to see different states and travel.

    Cons

    Can be labor intensive and frustrating. Laborers are usually young and can be unreliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear and concise to those around you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company with Opportunities

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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 Seeds full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Solid training and great opportunities. Good leadership and very good benifits for todays workforce.

    Cons

    Most opportunities require relocation. Pay is average could be more considering amount to time needed in season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate with organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    I had the opportunity to work with R&D to develop quantitative research techniques.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Biological Assessments in Stanton, MN
    Current Intern - Biological Assessments in Stanton, MN

    I have been working at Syngenta Seeds as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very knowledgeable and kind
    A lot going on at one site
    Very educational experience

    Cons

    I enjoyed my internship very much and I couldn't have asked for anything better. In fact, I consider myself spoiled for some of the projects I got to work on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Valued seasonal employee in Monroeville, Indiana, USA

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Monroeville, IN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Monroeville, IN

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

    Pros

    A wonderful, dedicated, and professional group of people to work with. The management values and promotes employees who demonstrate commitment and solid performance. After starting at the bottom of the totem pole, as expected, I was able to work my way up to higher status, pay, and great additional benefits.

    Cons

    Starting at minimum wage, although the management was very punctual and professional with raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Production Tech,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Phillips, NE
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Phillips, NE

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great job if you like working weird hours/ random hours. Good benifits.

    Cons

    Hours for work change throughout the year never can make plans too far ahead because you never know if youll have to work. 3 months out of the year it is impossible to get off of vacation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Developed Health Safety and Environmental Management program for seed production and manufacturing plant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta Seeds full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad support for health safety and environmental programs as an organization. Local leadership especially engaged in the effort.

    Cons

    Personnel resources. Rely too heavily on contract labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local expertise not fully relied upon or utilized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The positives are also the negatives

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Good people. Industry leading products. Thoughtful leadership. Tons of opportunity.

    Cons

    Industry leading products that no one knows about due to lack of marketing. Thoughtful leadership that is slow to react and change course.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a great place for working with invoative people.

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

    I have been working at Syngenta Seeds part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I like the environment of the workstation. Green and confortable. People are nice and they work as a team.

    Cons

    The hiearchy of the management is not clear and somehow overlapping. So a better management sturcture is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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