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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Continuous Learning, Development, & Process Improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, amazing vision to feed the world, cutting edge technology and innovation, dedication to conservation and donating to charitable causes, career learning experiences, great people, travel, development opportunities, work/life balance (unless you're under-resourced), on-site daycare in St. Louis, diverse teams (unless you work in US Row Crops)

    Cons

    IT systems, political environment, matrixed hierarchy, workload fatigue, lack of communication between functions/teams/organizations, process improvement needed everywhere, only a select few are "the chosen ones" and it's usually because they're good at spending money with agencies/delegating/sucking up, hard/difficult work can be recognized more often

    Advice to Management

    Fix IT. Resource teams appropriately. Recognize over-achievers.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Jul 17, 2017

    Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on hiring the best and brightest to advance our innovative pursuits.
    Monsanto leverages both internal and external resources to continuously drive... More


  2. "Took some time but worth it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As said before very nice people to work with, everyone has their quirks including me. After spending enough time working with different groups you figure it out. Every program has their own agenda with a common goal, get that figured out and all is good. I was very much encouraged to seek education that benefits the co., I did it was paid for and I'm grateful for that. I became more valuable to Monsanto, plus++ I have more skill allowing me to advance. The opportunity is there you just have to take it. The position I now hold is great but will not be the last.

    Cons

    Contract, it is great for head count, accounting and the shareholders but lacks inspiration for the contracted.

    Advice to Management

    Statement: stuck it out 5 yrs. as contract because I really do like the job. The whole time I felt like I had no voice.

  3. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    very employee friendly and good compensation

    Cons

    work life balance and public image

    Monsanto Company Response

    Sep 11, 2017 – Global Employment Branding Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We appreciate your feedback and believe that employees like you who share more about our company culture of collaboration and innovation will help... More


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, competitive benefits, mid-size company

    Cons

    No real cons in my opinion


  5. "Working at Monsanto"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly work place

    Cons

    manage career, not business. need to build your network to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    listen employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work anymore"

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits
    Most colleagues are great.

    Cons

    Mgmt team looks out for their own and does not put best interest of company first.
    HR is not trustworthy.
    Shifted from a horizontal leadership model to vertical/top down hierarchy.
    Massive labor cuts lead to too many manager layer with too few people resources actually doing the work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Apparently there's an unaddressed harassment issue at this company"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Woodland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely wonderful working with so many brilliant and friendly scientists. The honest, hard-working people here almost make up for those who are not.

    Cons

    I didn't want to post earlier for fear it would be too specific, but after seeing other posts that are similar, I'm starting to feel as though this is less of an isolated incident and is therefore important to share.

    I was harassed at work and asked to fake data by my supervisor. When I reported it to HR they told me they would not be doing anything because he "is a seasoned employee" and "you don't have proof anyways" (because all incidents were verbal and I was told I should've recorded him if I wanted anything done). Shortly after this report, I was told I needed to work exclusively at a remote facility, thus preventing me from giving the presentation I had been scheduled to give and cutting off my access to networking. My job duties were almost completely changed and my position was terminated a couple months later. This type of behavior from HR and staff changed my perspective from someone who dreamed of working for Monsanto, to someone that realizes they use intimidation and underhanded tactics to stifle criticism. Amazing how a few people can soil the work of so many extraordinary scientists.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that HR reports are not just for protecting senior employees, they are for protecting ALL employees. I am actually wary of working for this company again after seeing your HR Department in action.

  8. "Monsanto Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agronomic Research Associate
    Current Employee - Agronomic Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Challenging
    -Great networking opportunities

    Cons

    -Can be overprofessional at times
    -Work/Life Balance is not great, by that I mean during harvest ( 5 weeks) and planting ( 5 weeks) you work 16 hour days, 7 days a week non stop

    Advice to Management

    One of the biggest faults of this company is that they view education credentials as more important than industry credentials. I have seen too many managers here that dont know anything that is going on because the company decided to hire someone with a Masters degree for management instead of someone who has been in the industry for 20+ years without a masters degree.


  9. "excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    good culture, benefits, work, management

    Cons

    happily employed and have no issues


  10. "Process Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Negative public perceptions creates some difficult conversations with outsiders

    Advice to Management

    Continue trying to change views of GMO's


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