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Monsanto Company Interview Questions

Updated Apr 21, 2017
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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.  

    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
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    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.

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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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  6. 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
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    Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Madison, WI) in December 2016.

    Interview

    First Phone screening- professionally conducted, at a corporate level. I received a thank you from them with links to company information. Two weeks latter had in person interview with three individuals and one over the phone. Absolutely no questions on capabilities, all questions were personality and behavior based. Body language from one person told me I was a waist of his time. Puting the previous statements together I assume they were "going through the motions" but they already had a person picked out for the roll.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when had to work with a person you normally would have no association outside of work with.   Answer Question
    • Explain a time when you were the most creative during work.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time when you saw something needed to be done and you just did it.   Answer Question
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    Logistics Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grinnell, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Grinnell, IA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Phone screen one week. Hiring manager interview the following week. On-site interview two weeks later. Began late October. On site in early December.

    My advice, avoid Grinnell, Iowa. Management is a weak representative of the corporation; hopefully is not endemic to the corporation as a whole. Action PASSED is not action TAKEN jerkoff.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience and your background and how you feel it would benefit the company at this site.   1 Answer
    • I've heard all I need to hear. Do you have questions for us?   1 Answer
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    Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company.

    Interview

    I applied online and got scheduled for a phone pre-screen interview. The recruiter called at the agreed time and she basically went through every item on my resume with me. It was easy, since they were all stuffs that I had done. I have not heard back from them yet, I would update this as soon as I get a feedback.

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  10.  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through the Monsanto website. Two weeks later I was called for an interview. There were three sessions with two people asking questions all of which were behavioral based. At the end they told me it would take about a month to hear back about the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of a situation where you had a conflict with a couple worker and how did you resolve the issue.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Monsanto Company (Saint Louis, MO) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Recevied a request for a phone interview from HR a month after applying online. The phone screening took about 30 min and it was mainly about my resume and career goals. Hiring mangaer called me two weeks after that for a face to face interview. The interview was conducted by three panels, each panel composed of two people. more than 95% of questions were behavioral based and the rest were technical. To me it sounds that many of the questions were unrelated to the position that I've applied and many of the questions were repeated in every panel. And then after two months I had the result which was negative. I recommend before you go to interview gather information about the team and its dynamic. There are some teams that need someone to work (they need musle) and don't critize or question the status quo.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you forced to change your day-to-day activity in shadow of an organization change.
      Tell me about a time when you missed a deadline.  
      Answer Question
  12.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Monsanto Company in November 2016.

    Interview

    Multiple Skype Interviews with different team members. There were not really targeted questions, it was more of a discussion where all parties learned about each other. The only way to do well is be personable and knowledgeable about your career field. Very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • No real questions, interviews were more of a discussion.   Answer Question
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