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Syngenta Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work / Life balance, pay in Switzerland is good (in 38 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Multicultural environment, defined policies and procedures (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Syngenta solid performer, great culture, big enough to offer lots of opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Syngenta has a great culture. The atmosphere is professional and business casual. The people are great to work with and respectful. The company is a solid performer and is continually improving and growing. I personally enjoy the chances we have to work with other cultures around the world. The main benefit to working here is that it is big enough to allow opportunities in many areas. When you want a change, you can move within the organization without losing benefits and starting over.

    Cons

    The global nature of the company is a great positive, but it also means you're not 100% on your own. Collaboration and teamwork are key to success.

    Advice to Management

    I am excited about the strategy and new ideas coming forward! A big thank you for the great support and energy propelling us forward!


  2. "Syngenta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awful experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. Helpful (2)

    "Planning Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller, Production & Supply in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Controller, Production & Supply in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many managers with good management skills

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for current aspiring managers

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to diversity of thought


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Syngenta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, career advancement if self-motivated and work to promote yourself

    Cons

    Lower pay than other area companies


  8. "Great people working together to develop very cool solutions to feed the world."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, very interesting projects, good flexibility and culture. People are all very helpful and the company culture makes it easy to jump into a new area or team and get up to speed.

    Cons

    Sometimes more bureaucracy and process than is necessary that can slow progress down and feel cumbersome. While some established process is good, there are times where the set model can feel restrictive.

    Advice to Management

    Know and understand the skills of your people and let them be more free to come up with solutions.


  9. "Research Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midlothian, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits package, which included health insurance, 401K, pension, paid vacation.

    Cons

    lots of internal politics that kept decisions from being made, slow approval processes, many layers of people involved in each project.

    Advice to Management

    take care of the people that work hard for you and improve HR reach.


  10. "RD Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RD Specialist in Salinas, PR
    Former Employee - RD Specialist in Salinas, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and environment. Opportunity to travel to other company inside the organization.

    Cons

    benefits can be better. Lack of communication with upper management


  11. Helpful (1)

    "it is decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Plaquemine, LA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Plaquemine, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small plant, work load is not bad

    Cons

    Dealing with management, inadequate supervision

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors that stand up for operators


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