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Monsanto Company Saint Louis Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "great science & great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment; wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    Infrastructure is challenging; merger uncertainties are entertaining


  2. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and work life balance are great. Pay and benefits are also really good. They have lots of employee-centered activities, team building and opportunities to share research.

    Cons

    At a satellite site there are not many opportunities to move up unless someone leaves. However, I am sure this is a common issue.

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay, friendly environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of activities for a company this big


  4. "Tax Department"

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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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, great career/development opportunities, strong team culture, ability to work from home during busy season, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Workload can be very heavy at times, uncertainty about future post-merger.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on development plans to keep key employees engaged and help them reach their career potential. This is something Monsanto's Tax Department does really well and I hope continues post-merger.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Automation Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Automation Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Great employees, working as part of a team and the pay is good.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor little chance to get hired on full time.
     As a contractor you get no personal days, sick time or paid vacation and no retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look with in your own company for talent .

    Monsanto Company Response

    Jul 17, 2017

    Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoy working at Monsanto. As a best practice, Monsanto does look within our contractor population as a talent pipeline first before going to the... More


  6. "Product Manager IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation days, flexible timing, work culture and Care for employees.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity, Growth if with in the management network, Do more than your position.


  7. "Business architect"

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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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do consider this company"

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

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

    Pros

    My experience at Monsanto has been that the people are great. Everyone is very passionate about what they do and are dedicated employees. The opportunities are vast and you are the owner of your own development. Excellent pay and benefits package. The company really does care about sustainability and that it's creating innovations that help the world.

    Cons

    No cons to share at this time

    Monsanto Company Response

    Jun 16, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your excellent experience at Monsanto. We value our employees and the passion they bring to work each and every day.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A place to grow, but you may not like the patterns"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to put in the work, you can seize plenty of opportunities and grow your career here.

    Cons

    As with any large company, there are going to be some things you have to navigate regarding the politics or the way things are done (actually true in just about any org).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT falling into the toilet"

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    Former Contractor - Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, some smart people, good cafeteria, emphasis on safety and wellness, physical location(s), size of company means there are a lot of things going on.

    Cons

    I worked there for five years as a contractor (Application DBA). For the first four years, the work was enjoyable and my coworkers, for the most part, were competent and pleasurable to work with. I do have to say, though, that there is a culture of empire-building, where middle managers claw their way to the top by pushing the next shiny thing. This culture does not serve the company well.

    In 2016, the outsourcing of IT to companies which are in the business of abusing the H1-B visa program began, with no warning to those of us in IT. We were training our replacements, many of whom could barely speak or write English and had little clue how to do our jobs.

    Now, of course, the company is looking forward to being engulfed by another big fish. Good luck with that!

    Advice to Management

    My advice is for UPPER management:
    1. The next shiny thing is not always the best thing for the company.
    2. You can not replace an experienced worker with a new one just to save money and expect that it will be good for the company.


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