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Syngenta Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • in my case, i'm never eligible to the work/life balance related bennefits (home office, flexible hour, paid holydays) (in 11 reviews)

  • Some very rigid processes, obscure decision making, inter-departmental politics (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Commercial Head"

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

    Pros

    Great training, strong team - best products.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with acquisition of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out more non-value added administration.

  3. "Finance analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, innovate company, strong focus on the future of ag

    Cons

    Can be slow with processes and have to really push to get things done due to layers of management

    Advice to Management

    Try to incorporate a more flat organization structure


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Regulatory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting industry to be in. Lots of new technologies and opportunities to contribute. Wonderful opportunity to grow in an exciting industry

    Cons

    Not very inviting for "outsiders". Middle
    Management Everyone should have a certain experience and educational experience to fit in. Tough

    Advice to Management

    Disconnect. Sr. Management welcomes diverse educational Backgrounds and ideas. Middle
    Management does not.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Syngenta"

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    • 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


  7. "data analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very comfortable work enviroment, people are really nice.

    Cons

    People did not keep up with the most popular analytical tools very well.

  8. "This job is a good GIS job"

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    Current Employee - Student Intern
    Current Employee - Student Intern

    I have been working at Syngenta part-time

    Pros

    This job is a good GIS intern position

    Cons

    This job was only temporary student employment with no chance of permanent hire

    Advice to Management

    None. I was treated well.


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

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    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.


  10. "chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Syngenta full-time

    Pros

    innovative, varied, great people, good opportunities

    Cons

    need to work hard and keep on top of lots of different activities. Pay is on the low side for the industry


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