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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - 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 working environment, salary and benefits

    Cons

    clicky, hard to be promoted outside of the in crowd

    Advice to Management

    senior leaders need to move on a regular basis to provide for new opportunities


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The responsibilities vary from season to season but are often a nice change. It is a great place to meet and work with individuals from all around the world. I built many long-lasting friendships while I was there. The pay is in line with the market and the benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    Some of the management decisions were based on computer models and didn't align with what reality is out in the field. Management should rely more on their educated and experienced employees.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything should be based on computer models. Those people building those tools should spend some time with farmers.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, Unfit Managet"

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

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

    Pros

    Open minded culture, people listen, attempt to understand and accept new ideas.

    Cons

    Some Managers are out of hand and it is impossible to deal with them, just because they are managers they get unjustified support.
    Women are treated well on paper legally, still there is a discrimination. Women do not get promoted by not passing formal interview process. Men with lower level get promoted without formal interview process.
    Percent of women in technology is low, in leadership is low.
    Some managers get intimidated by bright employees and tend to put them down rather than celebrate them and promote.

    Advice to Management

    Come down one or two levels, get involved somewhat into relationships which is a core building competency of the company, some managers think they are kings, I observed it in many teams.


  4. "Planner"

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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

    Good culture and very inclusive

    Cons

    Matrix structure makes it hard to quickly get things done


  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation, and technology

    Cons

    Challenge dealing with so many people


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Field Technical Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy, work/life balance, options for personal improvement, great team, freedom to work as you wish, as long as you deliver your goals.

    Cons

    Sometimes personal marketing is worth a lot. Very few bad managers that profit from the teams effort.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the "makers" of the team. Reward oustanding performances.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Monsanto provides a great work culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Innovative AG technologies
    Flexibility for work hours and career direction
    Overall very positive work culture that reflects an interest in employees as people and emphasizes importance of individual career goals and setting employees up for success

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate matrix and determine who decision makers are
    Leaders are often reluctant to take ownership and drive new ideas for fear of failure
    Hesitation to embrace and encourage small failures holds the company back from advancing even faster
    Very lean headcount which leads to difficult conversations in prioritizing work. Some projects get cut.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the Bayer acquisition to provide more structure to career growth opportunities and staff teams appropriately to avoid stress, fatigue, and loss of talent.

  8. "Mechanical Engineer Co-op"

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

    Pros

    Great office environment and enjoyable, challenging work

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to work extra hours


  9. "Growing and Changing - Good Environment with Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Product Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Product Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Monsanto is growing and changing at a fast pace which is great for someone in IT. The product design team is maturing and getting better all the time. There is tons of autonomy here. You have the freedom to try new things and people are open to the idea that failing sometimes helps us learn more.

    The benefits, time off, and flexibility are top tier.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is bloated with management. The average working employee isn't generally hindered by management but layers of bureaucracy can slow things down to a crawl.

    The only other con is that the structure allows little room for salary increase or promotions. Usually hire from outside or rely on the 'good ol' boy' system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving employees the autonomy to get the job done. It will continue to improve the quality of the employee as well.


  10. "Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The vacation days are very nice. 20 days after the first two years.

    Cons

    You can't move up in the company if your not willing to locate to Head Quarters.


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