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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Finance organization is very lean which leads to difficulty managing work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • More interns than full time jobs available (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Dont Believe The Lies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a job . If you like making deals with the devil, join the Monsanto team.

    Cons

    Management is of the poorest quality. Atleast in Centralia, IL. If you could imagine if your employer ran your company in the same manner that high school hierachy and cliches are, then please apply at this place. There is SO much corrupt and morally wrong things going on here and that is why I was compelled to write this. My hope is that maybe people will think twice before joining this soul - erasing company. Seeing the previous posts , I can only assume that most are just bogus to make company look good, or they have a completely different atmosphere than the one here at Centralia,IL. I also have the feeling that this will be used against me at a later date.

    Advice to Management

    wouldn't listen anyway


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good salary but bad working environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Emphasis on safety but is on lips service only

    Cons

    1) Talk only do nothing just always meeting.
    2) Middle management are very weak.
    3) A group of old folks using old method to manage the company.
    4) Not willing to adopt new IT technology
    5) Promotion and annual incentive is based on your relationship with middle management
    6) Working for 4 years only attended 1 training as lower management

    Advice to Management

    it is time to change else talent will not stay long


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Big NO - Worst company,pathetic people, No growth opportunities & wrong job top opt for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer
    Current Employee - Java Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, neat and organized office space, cafeteria and gym is good.
    Safety of employees are on priority.

    Cons

    1. If you and your manager are from same place (Andhra), then you will get lot of benefits like work life balance, better salary, least work pressure, appreciation etc. If not, there is no value for hardwork.
    2.Unorganized work, Uneducated managers and useless tech leads, they are not involved in any development activity like review, assigning task etc. they are just busy gossiping, complaining about people who doesn't belong to their community, delegating the work and buttering.
    4. Lot of discrimination between contractor and full time employee.(cabs, gifts, perks are only for Full time employees)
    5. No salary hike: there is no salary hike depending on performance. person who work/ don't work, hike percentage will be same(6 - 8 % hike on basic salary per year)
    6. very poor & useless HR, nothing in their hands.
    7.Its good for people who don't want to work: people come to office, read news paper, do some gossiping and politics, have lunch, rest, play carrom, TT, coffee, gym and return home.
    8. very few (least) technically sound people present and very poor team management.
    9. There is no learning curve.
    10. No room for career growth. you will be in same position and same salary even after working hard for 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    management is not aware what's going on in office. When management/leadership visits office, we are forced to give positive feedback.
    They speak a lot about work/ life balance, but they give lot of work, expect us to finish all work asap and comment on work/life balance.
    Please improve the quality of managers.
    Maganers & tech leads: Please grow up, stop delegating the work and start working.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Too much life and very less work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1.Job Security
    2. Very less work so one can marry, have kids and can spent lot of time with family.

    Cons

    1. No respect for people who really deliver.
    2.Total Career Disillusionment
    3. No feeling of team or coworker. Various rifts are clearly visible viz. Full Time Employee and contractor, “Senior Leadership” and other employee or offshore/onshore employee

    Advice to Management

    Be wise, rational and do not encourage perennially undeserving sycophants.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Best company to relax"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of free time to waste around gossiping in cafeteria. Good company to relax and retire. Lots of free space around as most of the bays are empty with at least one employee resigning on weekly basis. Vast diversity with a minimum of one Telugu person in 5 sqft area. You will surely learn diplomacy and manipulation skills.

    Cons

    No proper organization structure and management lacks vision.

    Work 9 hours in office and login back at home and attend calls and work till late night. Replacements for people who have resigned is not been filled up and hence the employees who have stayed back have to multi task and are over burdened.

    No matter the amount of effort an employee puts in, due to language bias and regional bias he is not encouraged.

    Seniors and Management take things personally and not in a professional way. They live in their own egoistic world and are easily offended if anyone talks about new emerging technologies and show more proficiency than them.

    No freedom of speech, no equal rights and opportunities, no training, no career growth, no hike.

    Right talent is not placed at right position and employees so throw parties and do personal favors to be in good books of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Change middle level management entirely. Management must encourage real talent and try to retain them. Diversity is required in any organization for better growth. Try to listen to everyone as each one is unique and they might have a better idea and thought than a manager. Stop promoting seniors in office to managerial position just because they are within organization for 15 years and working on same role because they clearly lack technicality and managerial ability. Encourage people who are creative and give them a little trust to take up ownership and risk.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, No or Less Work Pressure most of times

    Cons

    No Structured method to do almost anything, compensation related to your relations and perceptions, ageing workforce(management) which wants to stick to own believe

    Advice to Management

    Please be transparent, which is vouched upon but rarely followed


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Confused and Partial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Minimal work with least responsibility. You can blame contractors for any of your mistake.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what people are doing in team. So your performance is driven by the way you "behave" with them. And behavior should have enough "butter" in that. In nutshell hard work or expertise does not matter at all.

    Advice to Management

    Company need garbage collection. So much useless and inefficient people gathered.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The environment is quite relaxed

    Cons

    - The company is all about networking and establishing good relationship with the higher ups. There is absolutely no regard to one's hard work and talent.
    - No career growth.
    - The top management makes sure that only they get good increments and all the benefits.
    - No grooming and career progression


  10. "Not recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Customer Operations Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Customer Operations Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    -a satisfactory salary
    -an extensive training

    Cons

    -had a distant, overly rigid team leader who doesn't listen to employees' needs & suggestions
    -an overall unwelcoming, unfriendly and tense environment
    -3-5-6 etc. months long fixed-term/seasonal contracts for most people in the team keeping employees under pressure with regards to the future extension of their contracts
    -double communication from superiors that suggests moral issues
    -repetitive work
    -home office normally not allowed based on TL's decision

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees, make sure they are not only numbers but people and treat them as such. don't pick your favourites, but create a team. communicate openly and honestly.


  11. "Mess tornado"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Operations Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Customer Operations Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I hardly can tell any pros for this job. At least they provided job openings for corn seeds season. It was a mess and rude peoples.

    Cons

    Lack of professional attitude. They do not care contractors respectfully. The job was entirely stressful mainly due to people leaders skip the study of the people management at college. I never see such unprofessional work attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the Customer Operations management immediately


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