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Syngenta Overview

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Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (SYT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors BASF Group, Monsanto Company, Bayer CropScience
Syngenta helps to feed the world. The company is at the top of its industry along with Bayer CropScience and Monsanto as the world's largest agrochemical business. Syngenta produces crop protection products (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides), field crop seeds ... More

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Syngenta CEO Mike Mack
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73 Ratings
  • Helpful (4)

    Good company but major changes happening

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta full-time


    We are surrounded by fantastic people that are intelligent and dedicated employees. Experts in their field that work hard to get things done and to provide the best possible product to customers. Employees have a high drive to not fail which is good but also is a con


    Employees are loaded with self-service HR, IT, procurement tasks which take lots of time to achieve. Syngenta tried to unify services as part of an integrated strategy but the result is that the remaining support specialists are spread too thin, have minimal knowledge on how to assist specific needs. The workforce spends hours trying to figure out how to do any support question. Syngenta spends countless hours trying new initiatives, audits and quality reporting and not enough time being innovative; too many people need to be consulted for any decision.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the layers of decision making and improve the employee support by providing real people resources, not another automated self help website.

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    Post-MBA GIS Scheme Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Syngenta.


    Classic CV + cover letter screening round, followed by a telephone interview to understand 'fit', motivation and compatibility with Syngenta's leadership model. After this, there is a 1.5 day assessment center at HQ in Basel, which is a mixture of one-on-one interviews and group exercises. Components included a business case in the agriculture sector (fairly obviously, I imagine), and two rounds of group negotiations. There were around 12 of us at the assessment centre, and about 12 managers 'observing' each and every reaction - so the environment is rather 'staged'. Decisions were made relatively quickly, requiring full consensus from all those you interacted with.

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  • Top Biotech and Pharmaceutical Employer, Science, 2009

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