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Syngenta Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Some very rigid processes, obscure decision making, inter-departmental politics (in 22 reviews)

  • in my case, i'm never eligible to the work/life balance related bennefits (home office, flexible hour, paid holydays) (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Slater, IA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Slater, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotes from within. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing major. It's been a good place to work.


  2. "Pleasant work for the role"

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    Former Contractor - Laboratory Technician in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - Laboratory Technician in Durham, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -friendly coworkers
    -pleasant working environment
    -well-defined tasks

    Cons

    -input from lower-level employees not taken very seriously
    -inefficient processes on occasion

  3. "Great company, lean workforce"

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    Current Employee - People and Organizational Development Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - People and Organizational Development Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits! I work with people who really care about their jobs! Management has tried to create a transparent environment.

    Cons

    Company chooses to focus on development opportunities for those already in leadership positions, but does not offer much for "lower level" employees (the individual contributors). Outsourcing of some business processes have reduced visibility and control. It has also made departments very lean and at times overworked. Hard to deviate from day-to-day job duties to work on potentially beneficial projects or getting ahead on anything.


  4. "Production"

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

    I worked at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    Work environment fosters growth and advancement. You work hard and you will get rewarded, in time.

    Cons

    Decision making process is slow and not always logical

    Advice to Management

    Cut out some of the busy work and better understand the function of each position and not how it looks on paper.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Syngenta does great work.

    Cons

    Management can do no wrong. Everyone else goes before incompetent managers.


  6. "Excellent opportunities - growing seeds business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities for advancement, growing seed business makes for an exciting culture and working environment, never a dull day as strategies and structure change often.

    Cons

    Constant change results in strategies and initiatives that are not worked through, so it can be difficult working through the change. This also makes for a lot of opportunities if you can work through ambiguity.


  7. "Better than farming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    beats working at the farm

    Cons

    too many chemicals for one to manage alone

  8. "Marketing Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company that is on the cutting edge of agriculture

    Cons

    Seed business has its challenges; even with good genetics and novel traits.

    Advice to Management

    Who is your customer?


  9. "Head of Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syngenta (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, leading crop protection products, bright people

    Cons

    Risk averse, difficult to move laterally across divisions


  10. "Syngenta"

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    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.


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