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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the pledge, great people, great vision: food health hope: impact in the world

    Cons

    For someone not satisfied with the status quo or rather the daily routine it can be difficult to find other opportunities within the company that will provide continous growth.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to identify and leverage even more of the great talent in the company.


  2. "Monsanto"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Monsanto has great development opportunities for employees and truly invests in people. The benefits are great, and there is an opportunity to contribute and drive changes at any level within the company.

    Cons

    Some departments expect too much time outside of core business hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  3. "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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people who are very dedicated to what they do. Company has an important mission in trying to find ways to produce more with less resources. Good pay and benefits. Workloads are high but there is a lot of consideration for flexibility and balance.

    Cons

    Had some tough times 2009 - 2010 but starting to look up again. Org structure is confusing and can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and connect more with people inside the company


  4. "Great company if you are proactive about your career development."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to develop your career.
    Easy to talk to top management.
    Solid company.

    Cons

    Going through a re-structure which can create a stressful environment.


  5. "It was a wonderful experience."

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    Former Employee - General Ledger Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - General Ledger Accountant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    You work a lot of long hours.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good communication and wonderful people

    Cons

    Contractors are better than perm employees and contractors are the ones cut during cut backs, too many meetings


  7. "Talented, professional colleagues make Monsanto an excellent place to work and grow."

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

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are top quality. They all have something to teach you and all know how to have fun, too. The company is very good about safety and a work-life balance. Working at the headquarters also offers an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with and meet people from all different departments.

    Cons

    As with all big companies, many decisions are driven by politics. Entire projects and even departments have been cut suddenly.

    Advice to Management

    In my experience, meeting regularly with one's superior to get feedback on performance has been key in keeping employees motivated and interested in what they do. It helps to maintain a stream of communication that emphasizes the roles that one's day-to-day responsibilities play in the larger picture.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, with a few recent bumps in the road"

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    Current Employee - Senor Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senor Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is excellent. Management is very accommodating when family issues require a change in work schedule.
    Excellent benefits package.
    Very competent coworkers with a minimum of drama for a company this size.

    Cons

    Multiple recent reorganizations, with and without cuts, are a drain on productivity and morale.
    There is not a clearly communicated advancement path for technical positions.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that reorganizations and cuts not only impact those that are cut, but also have a huge morale and productivity impact on those that remain. In the future, try to not to hire so many so fast during the good times, so we aren't forced to cut as much during the lean times.


  9. "Supportive environment amongst highly talented, highly motivated, diverse workforce."

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge science. Work/life balance. Opportunity to achieve high potential.

    Cons

    Some areas have a reluctance to report bad news up through the hierarchy. When layoffs happen, the cuts are drastic and often fall disproportionately on older, more highly paid workers. Those who remain are saddled with too much work. People are not held accountable for absenteeism. Sometimes quality takes a back seat to cost savings measures. People are not held accountable for strategic mistakes that cost customers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow cost saving to dominate at the expense of quality. Provide more support for ideas that come from individual contributors rather than from management down. Fire the decision-makers that raised prices on Roundup and seeds so much in 2008-2009.


  10. "Great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Luling, LA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Luling, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It provides a good comfortable life style for me and my family in todays economic situation.

    Cons

    no issues that i see that need attention.

    Advice to Management

    none


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