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Monsanto Company Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1901
Company - Public (MON)
Food Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We’re more than 20,000 dedicated employees focused on developing solutions to help farmers have better harvests while using resources more efficiently.

We work to help farmers grow crops in a more sustainable way. We think holistically about how ... Read more

Mission: Monsanto is committed to helping to bring a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#54), 2015 (#39), 2012 (#29), 2011 (#33)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#50), 2015 (#6)

Company Updates

  • Bayer successfully completed its acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday, June 7. This is an important milestone toward our shared vision of creating a leading agricultural company to support farmers in their efforts to be more productive, more profitable and more sustainable for the benefit of our planet and consumers. We are passionate in our work and look forward to continuing to move modern agriculture forward. As a condition of the U.S. Department of Justice approval of the transaction, Monsanto will operate independently from Bayer for an interim period post close while Bayer completes the BASF-related divestment actions. During this time, the companies will remain under the direction of our respective leadership.

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    Bayer Closes Monsanto Acquisition | Monsanto

    EnglishEspañolDeutschFrançaisPortuguês ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday. Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with Bayer now the sole owner of Monsanto Company. Monsanto shareholders are being paid 128 U.S. dollars per share. J.P.

  • For the eighth time, Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) named Monsanto Company a “100 Best Corporate Citizen” for 2018. Monsanto's commitment to be a sustainable and transparent company moved us up to #25.

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    Corporate Responsibility Magazine Announces 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens

    The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list documents 260 ESG data points of disclosure and performance measures-harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index and research is conducted by ISS Corporate Solutions.

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Monsanto Company – Why Work For Us?


Opportunities at Monsanto range from sales and marketing jobs to research and agronomy jobs. We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Additionally, we offer:

Career Development & Growth Opportunities
From your first day on the job you’ll be expected to learn, contribute and grow your career. We believe that to progress as a company, we must help each individual progress. Your performance is measured and rewarded on an ongoing basis through our innovative Development, Performance and Rewards (DPR) process. Goal setting, coaching and feedback are essential components of DPR. You’ll also find plenty of continuous professional growth and development through a variety of technical, professional and managerial seminars, conferences and continuing education.
 
Make Your Mark by Making a Difference
Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. Our investments in research have led to real advancements in agricultural technology that will lead to healthier, hardier crops for farmers around the world. At the same time we are reducing agriculture’s impact on the planet. At Monsanto you’ll be part of a sustainable company focused on reducing our environmental impact and promoting conservation.
 
Innovation
At Monsanto you’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That’s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to timeless agricultural problems by investing over $1 billion in research and development every year. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and your experience, you’ll give farmers around the world the ability to grow more crops with less water. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world.
Monsanto provides employees with a complete package of total rewards. At Monsanto, total rewards go beyond pay to include support for employees’ health and financial security, opportunities to grow and recognition for employees’ contributions.
 
Monsanto offers highly competitive pay and benefits around the world, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment. Our compensation and benefits philosophy is to provide competitive rewards to attract and retain the best talent and foster a sense of ownership in the company. Monsanto's annual incentive program is tied to performance of the company, your team, and you.
 
Employee benefits are an important part of our culture. We provide a wide range of benefits aimed at meeting the diverse needs of our employees around the globe. Benefit packages vary from country to country. For benefits information in countries other than the U.S., please consult local Monsanto Human Resources.
 
 
Making a balanced meal accessible to everyone, and doing it in a sustainable way, requires a wide range of ideas and resources. That’s why our more than 20,000 employees come from a variety of backgrounds. To sustain and grow our business across all world areas, we require diverse business perspectives and the flexibility to work with a variety of people wherever we conduct business. Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work. Our employees proudly reflect the society we live in and demonstrate the value of diverse thinking in bringing best in class agriculture solutions for the benefit of all.
 
Our commitment to diversity also results in programs aimed at external audiences, such as supplier diversity, scholarships, university partnerships, and other key relationships with organizations such as the Consortium, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Urban League, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Insight St. Louis, and Missouri Business Leadership Network (MOBLN).
 
Recognizing that different members of the company have broad and varied needs, Monsanto supports a variety of  employee-organized and led diversity networks   -- African American; Asian; Hispanic; Women; Gay, Lesbian and Transgender; Families; Veterans; and Differently Abled.  
  
The networks’ mission is to further the professional development of their members so that they can make their fullest contribution to the achievement of our corporate goals and objectives. To help facilitate this and create dialogue between employees and senior management, all the networking groups have an Executive Team member as a sponsor.

Monsanto is proud of our Winning Culture. It is based on several important norms:

Taking ownership of the company's success
  • Delivering the highest quality products and technology
  • Building strong relationships
  • Creating a great place to work
  • Conducting ourselves with integrity
Our culture is team oriented, non-hierarchical and entrepreneurial. It gives people a chance to make bigger, earlier and more frequent contributions than would be the case in many companies. For people who want to learn quickly and be given the opportunity to try new things on "live" projects, Monsanto is a great place to work. The degree to which we emphasize and encourage personal and group development is unusual in the business world. This is an integral part of our belief that how we work together and develop as people and as an organization is as important as what we produce.
 

Did you know that between now and 2020, approximately 58,000 agriculture jobs are likely to open annually? These jobs aren’t necessarily for farmers or people with agriculture backgrounds either. Many of the job openings are related to STEM: geospatial big data engineers, information security intelligence analysts, software developers, data scientists and architects to name a few.

Agriculture is undergoing rapid change. The digital revolution has vastly changed how farmers work these days. There are currently 40 decision-making apps and algorithms that allow farmers to choose the best products for their specific farming needs. There is a tremendous amount of data that goes into farming, and the industry needs people who can take the economic, weather, planting and geographic information and turn it into solutions that will help farmers sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050. The earth’s resources are finite, and the best way to feed a growing population is to use those resources better and more precisely. And that will take a lot of computing power.

Job opportunities

  • There is a high demand for software engineers, data scientists and cyber security specialists. We compete with Silicon Valley for tech savvy people.
  • We’re also hiring for jobs like agronomists, plant breeders, field site leads, site supervisors, production assistants and developers.
  • Check out Monsanto current job opportunities and apply today.

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    Pros

    - super interesting and worthwhile work
    - employees are highly valued
    - great benefits
    - competitive pay

    Cons

    It has a serious reputation problem. The organic food lobby has chosen them as the common enemy to unify their forces behind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! I find it extremely motivating when I feel so valued and appreciated

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

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    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.

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Monsanto Company Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • DiversityInc Top 50, DiversityInc, 2018
  • Top Employer, Science, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother, 2017
  • 100% rating on Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
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