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Syngenta Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. "Syngenta solid performer, great culture, big enough to offer lots of opportunity"

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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
    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"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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.


  3. "Finance business partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Partner in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Business Partner in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation. Automatic 3 weeks vacation. Benefits were affordable. Offered a ESPP. Raises and bonuses were very low percentages. People were an asset and good to work with.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses were very low percentages unless you were in sales role. Pension plan was not offered to new employees after 2009.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They are a company's most valuable asset. Listen to employee feedback and work to retain them.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Sales Rep"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.


  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company and People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company undergoing major change right now."

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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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Planning Analyst"

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    • 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!



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