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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Finance organization is very lean which leads to difficulty managing work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • More interns than full time jobs available (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees with exceptional benefits (pay, PTO, health, etc) and allows employees the freedom to succeed.

    Cons

    The company changes frequently with the overall strategy and response to the market

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat your employees as the key to your success.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – Employment Branding Specialist

    We are committed to helping our employees develop their professional skills while supporting them with our total benefits package. And of course we agree - our employees are the key to our success ... More


  2. "Amazing place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Direct quote from me to a friend who recently applied for (and was hired) for a data scientist job: "I absolutely love it here. Smart people, great work, fantastically progressive and supportive culture."

    Cons

    Currently in the process of being purchased by Bayer, which has bred some uncertainty and is distracting for jobs which focus on strategy and long-term strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing transparency and timely updates to employees about changes associated with the acquisition. Counter employee anxiety over uncertainty with increased bonuses and PTO.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Apr 26, 2017

    Thank you for your review! We can assure you that Monsanto will continue to be as transparent as possible to all employees through every step of the way in this exciting journey with Bayer.


  3. "More Good Than Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Development Opportunities
    Entrepreneurial Spirit
    HC Benefits
    Flexible Work Hours

    Cons

    Middle Management Heavy on Cronyism
    Unconscious Bias Heavy with customer-facing roles

    Advice to Management

    Invest in high performing managers
    Embrace diversity for high-performing areas of the business


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  5. "Category Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Category Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Strong Management Team, Innovative company, Total Compensation Package

    Cons

    People move into new positions every two to three years

    Advice to Management

    Limit the number of strategies being implemented each year so their is a higher probability of them being completed.


  6. "Decent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Luling, LA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Luling, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good safety record. Vpp star site.

    Cons

    A lot of people retiring. Constant changes being made in the company.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Employment Branding Specialist

    Thank you for your review. Times of change are never easy.


  7. "NAM Customer Care Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NAM Customer Care Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - NAM Customer Care Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    dynamic, work environment, development opportunities, career advancement

    Cons

    constantly changing, coming merge with Bayer creating uncertainty

    Monsanto Company Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – Employment Branding Specialist

    Thank you for your candid feedback. Change is never easy but sometimes we must in order to continue with our innovative and dynamic development.


  8. "Global service desk lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Service Desk Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Global Service Desk Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, great people, motivation, good personal development, good leadership, good goal setting and dpr process.

    Cons

    Losing some key leaders with long history with the company.


  9. "Threat Intelligence Analyst Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Threat Intelligence Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Threat Intelligence Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for, they take great care of their employees and ensure development with the ultimate goal of career advancement within the company. They really invest in their employees. Management is super friendly and supportive. Would definitely work their again!

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report for this employer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go the route daily teleworking like some companies are doing, face time IRL is important. Having the ability to telework a few times a week is great more than that hurts team cohesion.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – Employment Branding Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your experience, and we're glad that you've had a positive experience working with talented colleagues and taking advantage of Monsanto development programs. Ability of our ... More


  10. "Technology Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agronomic Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Agronomic Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast moving and chaotic work environment not well thought out

    Cons

    Rewarding but stressful work environment

    Advice to Management

    More structure


  11. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Challenging role as the scale of work is big, you get to make big impact.

    Cons

    Company is moving to Agile methodologies and some old folks are resistant to it.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Mar 17, 2017 – Employment Branding Specialist

    Thank you for your review! Could not agree more: we are solving big challenges so often faced with challenging roles in making a big impact. Adapting to new technologies and methodologies will be ... More


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