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Syngenta Overview

Basel (Switzerland)
10000+ employees
2000
Company - Public (SYT)
Chemical Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer ... Read more

Syngenta – Why Work For Us?


Help shape the future of agriculture

Join Syngenta and help build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. We offer rewarding career opportunities in diverse teams around the world that support growth for all. Our distinctive culture and way of working allows each employee to play their role in shaping who we are and what impact we make. Once you have joined Syngenta, we will nurture your talent so you can grow and succeed and make a contribution that is truly yours.

Syngenta invests in the future of agriculture

The passion and diversity of our people are distinctive assets and key elements of our brand and culture. We are not a place where simply doing a job is enough. It is vital that everyone has clarity about their own contribution and how we work together to achieve our goals. Our environment is intense and dynamic and we all need to be adaptable to change.

Our ambition and strategy are directed by our purpose - bringing plant potential to life. It inspires and guides our work. Our values articulate what we regard as being important and help us make decisions. Through our values, we express who we are and what we stand for:

  • Passion for customers
  • Long view
  • Growth for all
  • Determined execution
  • How matters

We have a distinctive culture and way of working where every employee has a role to play in shaping who we are and what impact we make. We value diversity and inclusion as reflected in our corporate values and leadership commitments. Embracing the unique perspectives and capabilities of our employees is helping to catalyze innovation, maximize performance and create business value.

A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture, providing leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers, wherever they are, in an environmentally sustainable way. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve.

Shaping our global inclusion policy 

Syngenta honored for creating workplace diversity

We believe in nurturing talent so you can grow and succeed and make a contribution that is truly yours. Our performance management and talent programs focus on defining goals that are right for you and our organization. We have corporate goals, against which all team and individual goals must align. We encourage ongoing dialogue between you and your line managers, supported by a defined development plan and regular reviews.

Additionally, our robust internal job market allows you to realize your full potential within our business. Our talent programs assess your potential and help determine your development needs and career planning requirements. We focus on you, ensuring that you develop both personally and professionally in line with your own needs and aspirations, and those of the organization.

You’ll be part of a team that is shaping the future of agriculture, playing a vital role in the food chain to safely feed the world and take care of our planet.

We encourage you to leverage your talents and passions to bring meaningful innovation with determined execution to agriculture. We collaborate on a local and global level to foster innovative ideas and diverse thinking.

We also consider celebrating and sharing our achievements as an important element of our culture. In 2017, we launched a new global employee recognition program called Val-You that enables you to recognize other colleagues for making important contributions that drive our business performance, while bringing our values to life.

We are looking for candidates who are keen to make a difference in a company with a unique culture that supports growth for all.

 

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    Pros

    Syngenta has made great improvements in the last 2 years. More focus on people and building a winning culture, back to feeling like a "family".

    Cons

    Challenging Industry conditions put pressure on teams to perform and on the bottom line. Cost savings have been challenging, but feel like they are helping to get us better positioned for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust your teams. Offer direction and allow them to work to deliver.

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Syngenta Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Syngenta (Durham, NC) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I had one face to face interview; spent half hour with two developers, compared notes on development experiences, discussed amount of experience in certain areas; not very many direct questions and those that were were not too technical. Spent last half hour with same developers joined by IT manager who gave 50K foot view of IT roles/reputation in the company. Overall, interview was quite laid back and not too challenging. Gut feel at the end of the process was that it may result in an offer. However, I have not heard back from IT manager one way or the other so don't know if offer is in the cards.

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    • They did not ask many direct or technical questions. Overall, I asked many more questions than they did.   1 Answer
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Syngenta Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer, Science Magazine, 2017
  • Company of the year for workplace diversity, Women in Agribusiness, 2016
  • Genius award for Analytics Innovation, ANA, 2016
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