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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  • Finance organization is very lean which leads to difficulty managing work life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Refused to give me a position full time with benefits at the St (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Monsanto"

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    • 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


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, 401K match, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations and currently restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Keep org stable

  3. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, love job

    Cons

    No cons at all love my job


  4. "great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, excellent science

    Cons

    Bonuses when occurring not always divided based on contribution to team, such a big company that your title gets you your salary whether you are a higher performer or not. Yearly pay increases are "market adjustments", so even when you outperform your peers 3:1 you get the same pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Reward high performers, currently they have incentives to leave their roles to get pay increases.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best: Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility.

    Cons

    The politics are the same as everywhere else.


  6. "Monsanto is an innovative and driven company with strong transparent leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Digital Strategies in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director Digital Strategies in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation and learning are required for success at Monsanto. Leadership will take chances on new roles for top talent. Those who thrive on independence will succeed as will those who can operate thru ambiguity

    Cons

    Future of culture with Bayer buyout is a concern, but hopefully that is why Bayer is spending $66B on Momsanto

    Advice to Management

    Push to maintain culture of innovation once acquisition is complete


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company. Laid back but big changes coming"

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    Current Employee - IT Human Resources Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Human Resources Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are genuinely caring and helpful. Generous vacation policy if you stay with the company for more than a year. Jumping between teams is encouraged.

    Cons

    The company has been acquired by Bayer and is also going through a layoff spree (that started before the acquisition). There is a LOT of uncertainty about what would happen later next year. A big internal re-org this year meant all business analysts were turned into either product specialists or software developers (even if they did not having too much experience with core development work). This has affected employee morale badly.

    Advice to Management

    Consider taking the help of the employees before deciding on shoving down a senseless re-org down everyone throats especially to teams where it doesn't even make sense.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    It has a very good work life balance and good benefits.

    Cons

    The work can be made more challenging. It is sometimes hard to go through paperwork/approvals to get things done. Lot of coordination needs to happen between multiple IT teams to get one simple task completed and you are always going to miss deadlines because of that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work. Do keep the employees motivated and provided challenging projects.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and a collaborative, healthy workplace. Growth opportunities, trust in employees. Very creative and forward thinking in how to improve the company, products and people.

    Cons

    It is currently in an agreement to be purchased by Bayer so unknown on how the company will change after the buyout.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Monsanto"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employee benefits are very competitive and middle manager try very hard to support their employees. Self-directed employees are rewarded for performance.

    Cons

    The company is being sold leaving employees with an uncertain future. Senior leadership is more optimistic than the rank and file employees about the sale.


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