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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated December 18, 2017
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  1. "HR Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Very diversed and transparent culture where different perspectives are respected

    Cons

    Matrix organization that slowing down the decision making


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. 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.

    Monsanto Company Response

    Dec 15, 2017 – Global Employment Branding Manager

    We appreciate your response about what it’s like to work for Monsanto and live in St. Louis. Through continuous innovation, Monsanto continues to provide value for farmers, shareholders and... More


  5. "Supply chain specialist at Rotterdam"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company but poor conditions of employment when you work as a contractor. Very nice working atmosphere. Good for starers.

    Cons

    Poor conditions of employment when you work as a contractor. OK salary but very limited resources and poor management in the facility of Rotterdam.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add


  6. "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


  7. "Great company"

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    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

  8. "Company"

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    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.


  9. "Recent Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits; Good Experience for Entry Level Position

    Cons

    Swing Shift; Work Life Balance


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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    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.


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