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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  • Finance organization is very lean which leads to difficulty managing work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Refused to give me a position full time with benefits at the St (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "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. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best co-workers, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Work force is top heavy and light on the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate is heavy on organization builders who have minimal supply chain manufacturing experience.

  3. "One of the best places to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Very high standards of workplace and work tools.
    - Respect in communication from management side without any connection to level of position.
    -Wide range of development opportunities.
    - 100% following legislation.

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy. Extremely slow decision making and execution of requests.
    - Slow reaction on salary changes in job market.

    Advice to Management

    -Promotion of employees should be bases on their skills and achievements. Not on relations. -Salary approach sometimes blocks hiring of high level professionals.


  4. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and work life balance are great. Pay and benefits are also really good. They have lots of employee-centered activities, team building and opportunities to share research.

    Cons

    At a satellite site there are not many opportunities to move up unless someone leaves. However, I am sure this is a common issue.


  5. "great science & great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment; wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    Infrastructure is challenging; merger uncertainties are entertaining


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Idm Engineer in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Idm Engineer in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and the diversity of Monsanto is what makes it a great place to work. Also they promote innovation from all levels and recognize talent regardless of what position or level you hold

    Cons

    Sometimes the amount of work is a bit much for the resources we have. We operate extremely lean teams that have less than half of the staffing level that other comparable enterprise level companies have.

    Advice to Management

    My one piece of advice to management would be to understand better the current market rates for certain roles and ensure than compensation is adequate for retention of your highest contributors.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Global Employment Branding Manager

    We appreciate your review. Our success depends on employees like you who make Monsanto a great place to work, and who help advance our pursuits in modern agriculture. We remain committed to ensuring... More


  7. "Learning and Development Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Every single day is a learning opportunity and great place for development

    Cons

    Employees need stability and assurance after transformation and the acquisition of Bayer

  8. "Oracle DBA review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It has some great benefits

    Cons

    It needs better means of communication among employees

    Monsanto Company Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Global Employment Branding Manager

    We value your review. Regardless of your time spent with Monsanto we believe you should feel comfortable sharing ideas as well as challenges that impact our ability to do exceptional work. Feel free... More


  9. "Product Manager IT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation days, flexible timing, work culture and Care for employees.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity, Growth if with in the management network, Do more than your position.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Kunia, HI
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Kunia, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best employer in state of Hawaii

    Cons

    Negative perception of community regarding Agriculture

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing


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