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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Continuous Learning, Development, & Process Improvement"

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    • 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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    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

  3. "Monsanto"

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    Current Employee - Seed Technician in Plainview, TX
    Current Employee - Seed Technician in Plainview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retirement, great work/life balance. Start out with two weeks vacation and a full month of paternity leave for male workers.

    Cons

    I often have to do a lot of work that is not really in my job description. Frequently having to work with seasonal employees that don’t share the same attitude and passion as me.


  4. "job review and the lifestyle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation is nice and co-workers very friendly

    Cons

    Can get stressful at times also management can play favoritism

    Advice to Management

    keep doing a great job


  5. "Fair company, benefits good to great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has a good work culture, great colleagues

    Cons

    a lot of change in organizational structure in short time


  6. "Not for Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary and busy busy

    Cons

    no future for electrical engineer

    Advice to Management

    Medicoare


  7. "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Bad working environment. They have a huge safety program focused on slip, trip and fall type of injuries but they should be focusing more on the handling of the chemicals.

  8. "Mechanical Project Engineer"

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    -No micro managing
    -Freedom to develop your own designs
    -Flexible hours
    -Great compensation and benifits

    Cons

    -Can be stretched thin across multiple projects
    -No technical resources at time
    -Can be a lot of travel


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good paying job. Learned lots of things with great training and leadership. Great benefits and great vacation time. All around great place to work.

    Cons

    The only cons are this is seasonal work. So during the spring and winter the hours can be very long.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The best R&D Work Environment in the Ag Industry and Maybe the Life Sciences"

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    Current Employee - Sciece Fellow in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sciece Fellow in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More than 20 years ago, Monsanto brought biotechnology to agriculture and for about a decade it could do no wrong. Not only glyphosate tolerance and BT traits were launched. Monsanto''s Technology organization created the first biotechnology Regulatory organization, pioneered high-throughput Crop Analytics and Marker Assisted Breeding while maintaining the catalysis and process/formulations chemistry capabilities from the old Monsanto, driving the price of glyphosate down. The package of traits, breeding and chemistry transformed the industry.

    The hot streak is over but all of these platforms are good areas to work with an opportunity to contribute in a supportive and technically exciting environment. The newer areas- microbes and digital Ag for example- aren't working out well though.

    As the era of breakthroughs recedes Monsanto is becoming more of a normal company, accumulating bureaucracy and dead wood as one would expect. But it's still more humane and flexible than any of its competitors. There are opportunities to restart a career by jumping into a new part of the organization that you wouldn't find in other multinationals. And the career risks are much less than in Pharma. St. Louis is a wonderfuland strangely unappreciated place to live with good schools and neighborhoodsee and short commutes.

    Cons

    The pending Bayer merger means that 2018 will not be the year to join Monsanto.

    Advice to Management

    Face the fact that buying into flavor-of-the-month tech companies like Climate is not working. Invest in internal research and downstream opportunities

    Also, prune the mushrooming layers of middle management and other functionaries m.


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