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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Career Development & Work life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great networking opportunities (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Finance organization is very lean which leads to difficulty managing work life balance (in 58 reviews)

  • Going to shared services so having a position as a full time employee is not as as good as it appears (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intensely challenging fun place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The problems that need to be solved are as fun and challenging as you'll anywhere else. If you are in a research organization, you have extreme flexibility and resources to create solutions

    Cons

    The Research Organizations are not IT Shops, and the difficulty to communicate about technological limitations and paradigms while balancing project work is at times a strain.

    Advice to Management

    Continue trying to understand the challenges of your business from the information technology perspective


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awsome ,but needs improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Highly talented and self-motivated group of people i have ever worked with (employees and contractors)
    - Good benefits
    - love to come to work every day!

    Cons

    - work life balance will take a hit if you are not keeping it in check
    - slackers are given multiple oppurtunities to prove they are worth hanging on to and this does not help the morale of the other high performers
    - promotions - don't expect it untill you have put in atleast 4-5 years and have a really good direct lead and a good relationship with his lead as well. (hate these Politics)
    - salary raises , too few and too little

    Advice to Management

    stop the continous re-org already!
    when you ask for feedback especialyl for performance reviews- consider peer feedback instead of only the leads feedback


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The people here at Monsanto are great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people everywhere.
    Career development help is readily available.
    Wellness center on site to work out.
    Encourage learning new things.

    Cons

    At first the campus seems huge and can be hard to navigate, but once you get used to it, it is fine.


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  5. "Great work environment; questionable company mission."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT - COOP in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - IT - COOP in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great experience as a co-op at Monsanto. The co-op program itself took all the students to different field trips and info sessions where we learned about the company. The people I worked with were competent and agreeable. They were great at recognizing hard work, and encouraging work/life balance.

    Cons

    I never totally got on board with the general mission of Monsanto, with GMO's and big agriculture.


  6. "A very professional work environement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, International Communications in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director, International Communications in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monsanto is doing amazing work, at the cutting edge of science, with the potential to enhance the lives of millions of farmers across the world.

    Cons

    More than a global company, Monsanto is stll an American company with offices in many global locations.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to work on becoming truly global as well as improving both gender and cultural diversity, especially at headquarters.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very positive until they decided to reduce quality and cost simultaneously."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Client Services in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Plenty of holidays and ample vacation time. Excellent CEO who presented superior town hall meetings. Good pay.

    Cons

    Our team was very experienced and took pride in quality delivered. The company sacrificed our quality by hiring contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Before laying off dedicated workers, give them the option of reduced benefits or pay.


  8. "Great company that fosters a creative work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Thomasboro, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Thomasboro, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company fosters a creative work environment with people of varying positions working collaboratively to bring more innovative products to the market.

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives to say about this company. I have been extremely happy with the time that I have spent working for this company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "World class researchers here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the science divisions at Monsanto you will work with world class researchers on interesting projects for commercialization. You will also work with many different disciplines on project teams. Great opportunities for development.

    Cons

    Work does not shut off, e-mails will come all the time and all through the weekend. There is a very strong work ethic to get the job done there, but it makes it hard to take downtime and vacation time.


  10. "Great pay, good company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Othello, WA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Othello, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Payed well, great safety policies. Management was professional.

    Cons

    Only worked summer time, it was mildly labor intensive.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great.


  11. "Fast paced workplace and cutting edge technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent resources allow for full implementation of the newest technology. Great internal development and advancement opportunities. A true focus on company values to Produce More, Consume Less and Improve Lives.

    Cons

    Similar to most large corporation, the Cons are that research is market driven and not interest driven and subject to change on short notice. Additional Con of Monsanto is that due to the company's position as the industry leader in crop biotechnology, there company and it's employees are often villified.

    Advice to Management

    Continue forward with the emphasis on customer relations and sharing value with the farmer customers. Never forget the lessons that have been learned from neglecting these relationships in the past.



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