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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated August 14, 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. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Working at Monsanto is enjoyable"

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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

    People are great and your ideas and input are valued

    Cons

    Decisions tend to be reactive and many department manage by exception.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more Proactivity


  7. "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.

  8. "Data Scientist Internship Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team member. Open resource

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons.


  9. "soybean breeder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glyndon, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glyndon, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    colleagues, network, innovation, technology, agriculture

    Cons

    lower pay relative to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    bring salaries to base level, less dependency on incentives


  10. "Great work/life balance, poor mid level leadership"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project 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

    Fantastic benefits. Hope we can continue the week off between Christmas and New Years. It is tradition for us as employees and for our families. Exciting and interesting work. Autonomy in day to day.
    Smart people to work with. Beautiful campus. Diversity and Inclusion is important. Safety culture. Thanks for being awesome, Monsanto!

    Cons

    Poor leadership training. Most people managers have strong functional skills but aren’t strong with people development, listening, or strategy. Most mid level leaders are good salesmen and build good relationships but don’t help those reporting to them. Hoping for some mix ups and leadership training in the new organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Christmas holiday break for your employees that have been loyal and are staying grounded and positive through lots of change and uncertainty. Recognize good work publicly. Be on the lookout for bullying and poor business behavior, it is prevalent now and have zero tolerance for it. Please keep the daycare running!


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