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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Poor work life balance of employees" (in 68 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (33)

    "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. "Monsanto is a great place to work!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work, excellent benefits

    Cons

    sometimes, management is not transparent

    Monsanto Company Response

    Dec 15, 2017 – Global Employment Branding Manager

    Thanks for sharing your experience as an employee! Monsanto prides itself on being a great place to work. We also appreciate you offering feedback on how we can be better for our employees.

  3. "Executive Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, learning on the job, benefits, salary is probably above industry standards

    Cons

    Sometimes managers can hold you back. Politics do exist.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure your people leaders are being fair to their employees and taking time to be sure they get development if they wish to pursue development.


  4. "Manager"

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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

    Focus on Career Growth of employees

    Cons

    Yearly change in focus causes multiyear efforts to lose traction

    Advice to Management

    Be thoughtful and long term plans


  5. "AP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work; challenging; great benefits

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  6. "Great Place To Work"

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Autonomy, Pay, Culture, Fast Paced yet slow decisions in matrix

    Cons

    Many decisions are short sighted by mid level leaders. Very shareholder centric company.


  7. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, good work life balance

    Cons

    No real cons that stand out

  8. "Best company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seed Tech in Haleiwa, HI
    Current Employee - Seed Tech in Haleiwa, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. "Monsanto was great!"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Requirements Planner in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Distribution Requirements Planner in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work life balance and culture. Gratifying work helping farmer customers achieve their goals.

    Cons

    Pay increase and promotion freeze for 2 years due to Bayer merger.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Innovation and diversity are valued, great people and good management. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Vacation does not increase with years of service


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