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Syngenta Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Syngenta"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of opportunities to learn; They do not discriminate and stand behind their non-discrimination policy.

    Cons

    People move positions at a rapid speed so it is hard to know who is doing what and the organization is a bit unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Have employees report to functions that make sense.


  2. "Poor science, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    It's a well-known company with positions available world-wide.

    Cons

    The management of the company is poor at best, abusive of their employees at worst. Don't expect to practice high-level science. The management won't be able to understand, and ideas will be rejected out of hand.


  3. "Awful experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Clinton, IL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Clinton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Management was awful, could not make a decision. I do not imagine the whole company was this way, maybe just that site.


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  5. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My initial DSM was awesome.

    Cons

    No contact with upper management.


  6. "Accountants assistint"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Syngenta part-time

    Pros

    Cheatham chemical is a very well run company.

    Cons

    There are no cons for Cheatham Chemical.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company and People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, strong on training opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Functional and National Silos.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying huge prices for Consultants and listen to your employees. That is where the Consultants are getting their information and answers. Don't allow the consultants to create a barrier between executives and key performers just to assure the consultant has another year's contract.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Company undergoing major change right now."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Great people to work with. However, change is constant and management doesn't understand the needs of the people. Too many chiefs,

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't understand the needs of the people. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Pay is lower than industry average and bonus structure is outdated and doesn't reward hard workers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Planning Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Planning Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Planning Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very pleasant, comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Every couple years upper management feels obligated to prove their worth by throwing a new org structuring on the wall.

    Advice to Management

    Take smaller re-structuring steps and please drop all the social/political employee conditioning messages coming from HQ in Switzerland!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, but not perfect"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities
    Nice people across multiple functions
    Global presence with many opportunities to travel
    Pay is OK, benefits are good

    Cons

    Matrix organization can make things difficult to get done - although this is changing somewhat
    Pay is OK, not great
    Large company problems like bureaucracy like any other similar sized company
    Pending acquisition by a nationalized Chinese company creates a lot of uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the efforts on streamlining
    Need to keep work/life balance more on top of mind to maintain happy employees


  11. "Finance analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, innovate company, strong focus on the future of ag

    Cons

    Can be slow with processes and have to really push to get things done due to layers of management

    Advice to Management

    Try to incorporate a more flat organization structure



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