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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Career Development & Work life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great networking opportunities (in 76 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)

    "operations manager"

    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

    Pros

    Pace, pay benefits are top notch

    Cons

    slow pace, complex decisions, global focus

    Advice to Management

    reduce confusion at all levels, delays of right sizings hurts organization spirits


  2. "Team Lead"

    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the people, my work, the autonomy I have it my work. I am also able to manage my day and work from home as needed. A couple of times a month.

    Cons

    Sometimes I notice a bit of a "boys network" in place. It's a Ag company, so some of that could be cultural. Its not to a great extent.


  3. "Entry-level thoughts"

    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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance in manufacturing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management is not truthfull"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Jerseyville, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Jerseyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The safety and training with Monsanto cannot be compared with any other company. They are by far the best i have ever seen; not so much with office traing

    Cons

    Although Monsantos safety is outstanding, their office training needs some major improvement on and so does the IT department. They section of IT into several different departments therefore it is extremely difficult to get anything done. I was at Monsanto for a hair over a month and due to the fact that IT could not properly set up my computer correctly, fried 1 of my 3 computers, and didnt know what the expression of "clone" when i asked them to clone (meaning copy, mimic) the other admins computer so that i could perform my job and be completely trained; I was release from my position. Maybe if IT could get their act together, and stop closing ticket that still need work done; maybe everyone else could do their jobs too.
    The second thing to watch out for, they will not let you know of your performance even if you ask. They will tell you, you are doing a great job and give you assignments and then pull the door out from under you. All while believing you are in compliance with Monsanto.

    Advice to Management

    If you have an issue with your employee, talk to them and tell them what is going on. Dont just let them go with out taking to you, especially when they ask you about their performance. Very unprofessional and disrespectful!


  6. "Excellent"

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

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

    Pros

    Best on the job learning opportunities. Encourages diversity.

    Cons

    Poor rewards and recognition and poor compensation. But excellent severance package

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  7. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Utilities Operator in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Utilities Operator in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has outstanding benifits as well as excellent pay scales. Management is easy to get along with!

    Cons

    Long hours , 12 hour shifts 4 on 4 off monthly rotation. Way too much overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Company implemented a program call Total Employee Involvement, but I don't really believe this to be exactly true. If it were true management would have listened to employees concerns closer.


  8. "temporary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Glyndon, MN
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Glyndon, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was easy work, very good training personal. Had very good safety meetings. They had the safety of all their employees in mind all the time.

    Cons

    There is a lot of corn dust floating all around, so If you have allergies it is a must to take allergy meds.

    Advice to Management

    In this day and age with all the costs of medical, it would be great if you offered Medical insurance even to your temporary employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Monsanto"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Oxnard Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Management Trainee in Oxnard Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay is competitive, smart people to work with

    Cons

    The only con is that in some jobs you can get very pigeon holed with a very narrow set of responsibilities. Not enough personal growth for me.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Marketing manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Creve Coeur, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with Great work life balance and high quality leaders. Strong teamwork is appreciated and innovation and value to customers lead the discussions.

    Cons

    Huge company where decisions go through different revisions making it tough to quickly turn around key actions. The unfair reputation is something to deal with eventually.


  11. "Monsanto"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Matrix organization; diverse carer opportunities; innovation-oriented culture; open-minded people

    Cons

    Prolonged consensus building at times due to organizational structure



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