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Monsanto Company Interview Questions

Updated Oct 8, 2018
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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

    Monsanto Company Response

    Dec 15, 2017 – Global Employment Branding Manager

    Thank you for providing feedback about your interview. We encourage hiring managers to provide a realistic overview of Monsanto, their team(s), and how your role will impact the business. Our... More


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    Community Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I was recruited by an agency to be a contractor for this company. The agency had me complete employment documentation and a phone interview. I had one interview with the director and two team members. I was hired the same day and started in two weeks. From a contractor's position, it was extremely easy. Not sure about the process for being hired at Monsanto.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where I solved a problem or met a goal.   1 Answer
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    Contract Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grinnell, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Grinnell, IA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    It was very laid back. The management was really cool and they do a very good job at informing you of the responsibilities that the job will entail. The environment that they set up is very comfortable and the best thing you can do is be respectful and show your interest.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you think that you can handle this kind of scenario? Could you handle working in between multiple management persons?   1 Answer

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview. The interviewer was to the point, din;t allow me to beat around the bush if dint know an answer. He was very clear in what he wanted to know. The questions were from basic and if basics are answered then he goes in depth with really tough questions.

    Interview Questions

    • We have a configuration of SpringMVC-Spring-Hibernate. So when we try to load a page and if it has to get a data using hibernate, we create hibernate session and get the data and close the session(or it closes automatically) and then model or data is passed to the MVC.
      What should be done if we do not have to close the hibernate session until the page is loaded.   Answer Question

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    Java Developer 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 April 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straight-forward. It started with a phone interview to test basic programming knowledge, and then went to a panel-led programming interview and a behavioral interview. They were very passionate about sharing what the company does in addition to learning about my own interests. The overall interview process was relatively painless and I was able to get a good idea of how welcoming the company culture was.

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate based on my monetary needs and experience, as well as the costs of moving to the area.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    interviewed at campus. Ask some questions about my resume and my previous projects.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (West Lafayette, IN) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I attended a career fair at school. The recruiter and I just had a lot of things in common especially in entrepreneurship relation. 3~4 weeks later, I got an e-mail about on campus interview. and I had on-site campus interview.

    Interview Questions

    • It was general behavioral questions about background, academic-related materials   1 Answer
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    Lab Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Iowa City, IA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was skill based and behavioral based, although they only asked me two questions. I really did not answer the two questions well, so that is probably why the interview was only two questions. They also told me about the shifts and how they are swinging shifts so I would work a regular week, a night week, a mid day week, then a late day week. I said that seemed "very diverse" then it ended and they never contacted me again.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of the instruments you have used along with the software?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time you had to probe a client further to reach what they wanted?   1 Answer

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ankeny, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Ankeny, IA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The skills required on the application were entry level, but the interviewer seemed to think a higher level of machine knowledge was required. No behavioral based questions were asked, only skill based questions. The interviewer didn't seem interested from before the interview began; which made the rest of the interview feel bad. I toured the lab areas and they were nice.

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ankeny, IA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Ankeny, IA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Arrangement of the interview was done through a recruiter at my staffing agency, even though tbhe position I am seeking is in the same building as where I currently work. I was interviewed by four full time employees, including two shift managers. Typical, predictable behavioral questions were asked, and opportunity was given for me to ask questions of them. The entire process lasted about 30 minutes.

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    Very much by the book behavioral questions are asked. It is best to prepare by googling practice interview questions and be prepared to give thorough answers. You have a phone interview with a staffing agency first if you are working as a contractor. Then your supervisors will have a face to face interview with you.

    Interview Questions


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