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Syngenta Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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Syngenta CEO Erik Fyrwald
Erik Fyrwald
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    learning encouraged, growth opportunities, community

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Syngenta2019-06-14
  2. "Ag Business Leader"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance 

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the best people in the world to work with. Outstanding managers.

    Cons

    Company tends to change focus/direction.

    Syngenta2019-09-05
  3. "Decent Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Agricultural Worker 

    I worked at Syngenta part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Decent wages compared to other jobs for kids out of high school/ in college -Work is easy -The staff is pretty chill

    Cons

    You are working in an outdoor environment, in a field, so prepare to get hot, dirty, sweaty, and possibly get insects on you.

    Syngenta2019-08-19
  4. "Great work life balance, slow promotion"

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    Former Employee - Procurement 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, pace of work, and emphasis on the humanity of employees. This is the perfect place to work if you want to be at your child's sporting event and not open your computer on the weekend.

    Cons

    Promotion is slow, vague, and succession planning goes out the door with any senior manager who leaves.

    Syngenta2019-08-18
  5. "Great Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely professional people, great attitudes, with vision of the future.

    Cons

    Lots of change with new acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on the ball and do not forget about your people.

    Syngenta2019-07-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with good people"

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people at the company truly want what's best for their customers. There are a few managers in the company that truly care about career/professional development and want you (and the company to succeed).

    Cons

    The regional management has a hard time accepting change or embracing new ideas. It isn't as welcoming of an environment for the younger generation, although hopefully that changes.

    Advice to Management

    Discontinue the notion of "this is how we've always done it" and embrace new ideas, that may even be at odds to current strategy. Give more younger tenured employees bigger responsibilities and projects, and help guide them through them instead of keeping "high profile" projects and decision to the regional leadership.

    Syngenta2019-07-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Usually get a raise every year, profit sharing and if the company reaches the Short Term Incentive you get 5% if your salary.

    Cons

    Positions only become available every few years so it's very very hard to move up. Communication isn't fantastic either. They say they care about safety but they don't. They have meetings every day for the office employees and have food catered in for each one but don't reward the ones doing manual labor.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and do more for the lower level employees.

    Syngenta2019-08-23
  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people and benefits, commitment to education

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, inefficient use of resources, varying workload

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of middle management waste that can be trimmed.

    Syngenta2019-07-09
  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Saint Gabriel, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent compensation with plenty of growth opportunity, and an excellent culture.

    Cons

    Hit and miss on quality of first line supervision

    Syngenta2019-06-28
  10. "Not Very Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal 

    I worked at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful building and good benefits

    Cons

    Employees not very friendly, management does not try to get to know people, no flexibility, poor communication

    Syngenta2019-07-10
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