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Monsanto Company Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed directly with the hiring manager. He mentioned that there were three other candidates being considered for the position. He spent the first 30 minutes telling me about the company and about the internship role. The interview was quite easy and pretty straightforward. In all honesty, I ended up asking more questions than the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • In your CV, you indicated this skill XXX, how and when did you apply it?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you received instructions which lacked clarity. What did you do?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    3 stage process. First in person second in person with team and last with HR. HR round was the longest in terms or time. First round was easy and only questions asked were regarding the use of MS Project.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience with MS Project and how long have your projects been?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Seed Service Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Phone interview with recruiter. Personality/knowledge test (hardest part of the interviewing process), and then a two, one hour interviews with a 3 person panel. Behavioral interview questions. Process took almost 4 months.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you you did something that took courage.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company in June 2017.

    Interview

    I had an initial 30 minute phone screen and the following week a 60 minute phone interview. Both included behaviorally based questions. I also had an informal offsite meeting in person with the hiring manager who was able to provide a lot of detail about the role. The final interview was on site and included three 45 minute panel interviews with two people in each round. The interviewers were both from the business side and HR. All included behaviorally based questions and left 5-10 minutes at the end for me to ask questions. I was contacted a week later and informed that I was not selected for the role. The whole interview process took about a month. Overall, it was a positive experience despite not being selected.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision. What was the outcome?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    Got call through career fair, short listed for personal Interview. Interview took place in two phases with group of different interviewers. Interviewer spent a lot of time telling me about the company and about the role for which I was been considered. Interview last around 1 hour, pretty easy questions. Overall it was a good experience.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    I applied through Monsanto's website. I got an email to schedule a phone interview with someone in HR. They let me know a little more information about the position and went over my skills and experience to see if I would fit the position. The phone interview lasted about 25 minutes. I was then sent another email to schedule an in-person interview. This email also contained information on who would be present during my interview, and what type of questions they would ask. When I arrived, I checked in with the receptionist and watched a safety video. I was then taken into a conference room where I was interviewed by 5 people. They took turns asking questions. All the questions were behavioral, and they wanted specific answers and examples. This took about an 40 minutes. Once they were done, I was given a tour of the lab. I heard back after the interview 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time where you disagreed with a coworker and the step you took to work through the disagreement.   Answer Question
    • Give us an example of a time where you had to think outside the box to solve a problem during routine testing.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Seed Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    I got an on-site interview through a staffing agency. The interview wasn't too long, and it included a facility tour. I got a job offer about a month after the interview. The interview didn't include many weird or really tough questions, but there were more people at the interview than I expected to meet.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    The entire process took about 6 months. Got a call one month after online application to schedule phone interview. Interview went professional on the phone. About 5 people on the call. They make you feel like you have a job like which department would you prefer.. Then I kept emailing month after month with no response, with a couple of phone calls in between. Then I got an email on the 6th month, not even a courtesy call about having so many talented people applied.lol Sounds like the applicants were more talented..

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    Information Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in February 2017.

    Interview

    It was a pretty standard interview. They did a good job covering my background and qualifications. They seemed very open and honest when it came time to answer my questions, also.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Sales- Climate Corp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was interviewed by a recruiter and then by the hiring manager. They said I would be contacted within a week of the interview. I tried MULTIPLE times contact of someone in HR about the status with absolutely no luck. I am always disappointed when you devote your time to a company and they cannot respond to a email, phone call, or voicemail-just the standard sorry we are seeking other candidates email.

    Interview Questions

    • Toughest customer and Best customer experience and how did they turn out?   Answer Question
    • Whats the deepest relationship with a farmer and how did you cultivate that?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle customer complaints?   Answer Question
    • What is a time where you needed to deal with change?   Answer Question
    • Who is the best boss you ever had and why?   Answer Question

  11. Helpful (3)  

    Regulatory Affairs Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I don't think I have ever been this disappointed in a company before in my life. This was the second interview I had for a position after an internal candidate was selected over me for the first position. I had a half-day scheduled of either one-on-one or two-on-one interviews with various regulatory staff, of which the questions were nothing different from what is stated here (all behavioral/situational questions). It took over 4 months to receive a response after a thank you and follow-up email, and it ended up being an automated rejection. I think I was spoiled from my first interview for another regulatory affairs position here, as the hiring manager was always very responsive and told me that although an internal candidate was selected over me, she would recommend me for another position and gave me pros/cons over my applicant profile. I thought I had fit the job profile, but applying to further regulatory affairs positions has now led to this company sending an automated response stating that they no longer have an appropriate match for my skill set and/or experience at this time. For the series of interviews that I had this with company, I had thought that perhaps there would be some sort of personal follow-up. This has officially made me think twice of ever recommending anyone to apply here---for openly priding themselves on being a respectful organization, they should seriously re-evaluate their departments to see if that respect is actually being upheld. Perhaps Bayer can teach them a few things.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe why you feel your regulatory experience in a non-industry setting would translate well in a corporate environment.   Answer Question

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