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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated March 21, 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. "Great Company to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and working on Mac is very productive. flexible and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not very good cafeteria. Nor very good pay scale. depends on negotiation.


  2. "Not That Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to get your job done
    Freedom to use new technology
    Some if your coworkers are pretty smart

    Cons

    Politics can be tough to navigate
    Managers are not very interested in your development

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your staff more and find out who the true top performers are
    Listen more to what your staff has to say


  3. "Mixed Bag in Finance"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart colleagues (mostly self-managing), culture of movement so you are never bored or comfortable and always have more to learn (historically, analysts are expected and encouraged to move every two years)

    Cons

    Finance organization is very lean which leads to difficulty managing work life balance. Constant transitions lead to poor documentation and rough onboardings. There is also a culture of being never "off the clock" - people will respond to emails at all times (weekends, vacations, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Slow down movements in Finance and better define scopes of roles.


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  5. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, Fast Paced, Growth Opportunities. Flexibility and great benefits

    Cons

    Extensive work hours regularly. Incentives are less with no pay raises


  6. "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent company to work for

    Cons

    Alright company to work for


  7. "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They always pushed me to advance my career and my education.

    Cons

    only con that I can think of is the knowledge of the company being bought out at any time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "none"

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

    Pros

    The people are very committed and loyal

    Cons

    management is near sighted and does not understand limits

    Advice to Management

    stop change


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to use cutting edge tech

    Cons

    Pay is good based on a 40 hour week, but that never happens. With no overtime the pay isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be higher


  10. "Good place to work with competitive wages, lovely environment, and similar personalities delivering on a common goal."

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

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

    Pros

    Innovation and growth. Opportunities to do what you want across different functions.

    Leaders in agricultural innovation similar to an Apple for technology. We need to continue to lead in this, and help to educate off farm consumers on the importance.

    Cons

    Large corporate environment can sometimes slow down efficiencies and ability to make decisions quickly.

    At times, because of the large nature, promotions and politicking takes place.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all people. Promote based off talent. Take care of the good ones, a lot of others sure do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Weak Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very generous benefits package (salary, incentives, 401k match, holidays and paid time off).

    Cons

    Current leadership team is extremely short sighted, indecisive, and not aligned. As a result moral is low and trust is disappearing. Excessive amount of time and money allocated to safety training.



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