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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Poor work life balance of employees" (in 67 reviews)

  • "If you are a contractor little chance to get hired on full time" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Program Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefit, nice co-workers,

    Cons

    Can not think of one


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Willmar, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Willmar, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding compared to other companies I have worked for. 401k match is great and health insurance options are hard to beat. Competitive wage as well

    Cons

    Lot of internal politics to sort through during day to day operations that shouldn’t have to consume a field sales reps time. Balance of work vs home life time can be a struggle sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to spend more time out in the field to know what really is happening on the front lines out in the field.

  3. "Pollinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company part-time

    Pros

    Felt like a community, loved it

    Cons

    It was hot and was forced to wear long sleeves due to rash


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Laid back but still productive.

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs sometimes make job responsibilities ambiguous.


  5. "A great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monsanto is a great place to feel like everyone’s ideas are important and to grow your career. Driven by innovation and candor, no one should ever feel like they don’t have a voice when they want to present new perspectives. The flexibility provided to employees is fantastic and ensures you don’t lose top talent.

    Cons

    The location of St. Louis can be a tough sell for people that aren’t familiar with the city.

    Advice to Management

    My hope would be that they don’t lose the culture when they become Bayer. Not only does it retain people, but it fosters the innovation throughout the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Work well compensated. A great place to work.

    Cons

    Quick turnover of Managers in my department. In my previous role, it was an average of 2 years. Specifically in this position, there was less likely opportunities to advance unless relocated to Global Headquarters. Support to advance career varied among Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Train people in Leadership positions to be true Leaders, not just Managers.


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Great work and life balance

    Cons

    None worth mentioning at this time

  8. "Strong data community, albeit relatively young"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is determined to give best experience to employees through incentives, training, and general well being.

    Cons

    Data infrastructure is not yet mature.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives toward student loans. Otherwise, doing well.


  9. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are a lot of legacy people still in the organization. Most are from agricultural backgrounds with ag degrees. The company needs a lot more people with business backgrounds.


  10. "Great work environment and advancement opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Company cares about employees. Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Layoffs are always lurking due to the nature of the agricultural industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose sight of the bottom line.