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Syngenta Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Work / Life balance, pay in Switzerland is good (in 37 reviews)

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

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  1. "Transition"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong BA team and leadership

    Cons

    Leadership overly busy with transition activities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Junior Technicisn in Saint Gabriel, LA
    Former Employee - Junior Technicisn in Saint Gabriel, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is equal to that area

    Cons

    Very small plant. You are either in or out. Some units are not very diverse. Good old boy culture

    Advice to Management

    Bring DIversity to MPF unit


  3. "Research Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Jonesboro, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good and nice work atmosphere and friendly and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Slow in decision making and lack of appreciation appropriately

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better review processes for employees


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good learning opportunities but top management clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, team work, exposure to new technologies and chemistries. Good pratices for knowledge management. Good training opportunities. Ok benefits and vacation.

    Cons

    Favouritism for growth opportunities, no value for hard workers and drivers, cost cutting all the time. Management does not accept mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Value and grow right people. Accept mistakes and look forward. Pay right amount to get top talent.


  6. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Greenboro, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Greenboro, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very technology driven, friendly enviroment, goos work life balance, good on-site facilities

    Cons

    Growth potential low, sometime lost focus on various science or technical progress.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the base level employees and make self visuable and accessible.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syngenta (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing to mention about. Mainly about the work culture to be taken care of.
    About new opportunities too.

    Advice to Management

    Good


  8. "Okay for first time job"

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    Former Contractor - Analytical Chemist in Greensboro, NC
    Former Contractor - Analytical Chemist in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Syngenta as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    They were pretty flexible with hours. If you needed to leave early for an appointment or take a half a day off for personal reasons you could make up the hours some other day.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive for degree/experience.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Strong R&D based organization with a lot of new products that create excitement within employees. Great benefits. Strong reputation with customers. Always opportunities to advance, as long as you can relocate each time.

    Cons

    Disconnect between senior managers and employees, facilities in Greensboro, NC are embarrassing compared to what other companies offer as a work environment. Company tried to integrate in 2011 but decided to keep a seeds office in MN and CP office in NC. Sales team is being asked to do too much across all product lines and crops, long hours are needed to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Build a new US head office in Raleigh and establish a GREAT company under one roof. Fully integrated and collaborative, within the biotech hub of the US.


  10. "Syngenta"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Vernon, TX
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Vernon, TX

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

    Pros

    Always had something to do
    quickly entrusted with high amounts of responsibility

    Cons

    Jumping through hoops to get stuff done
    Couldn't get good tech support or advice

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Syngenta"

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    Former Employee - Executive Legal Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Executive Legal Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time working at Syngenta Crop Protection. It was a very pleasant work environment

    Cons

    The company does not do well on the training of its employees and to much outsourcing in human resources.


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