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Updated Jan 18, 2022

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17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance here cannot be beat(in 28 reviews)

  • "Great people and work environment(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Monsanto overspent for this company and have been foolishly trying to make something of it for far too long(in 22 reviews)

  • "Some corporate layers with the Bayer acquisition(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Interesting work, great culture

      Dec 2, 2021 - Lead Data Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I get to work on the most interesting and challenging problems in data science. We do real predictive modeling, no "click-counting." I work with intelligent and thoughtful coworkers and managers. Managers encourage ownership of work/concepts and creativity; not much micromanaging or checking boxes happening on my team. There is room for growth and promotion (both technical and people-lead paths), and managers actively help you grow. Compensation can be great, but meaningful raises often require negotiation (which has been a surprisingly positive experience so far). Work-life balance here cannot be beat. The culture within my organization and especially my team cannot be beat.

      Cons

      There is some disconnect across organizations that slows the progress of research making it in to production. Several strategic shifts and re-orgs over the past few years have left us with some tech debt. The acquisition by Bayer has caused some headaches (not least of which is the IT integration), all of which has led to increased turnover. There is the usual political BS at higher levels (but ICs are mostly protected from this). HR is a pretty inaccessible org in my experience, and seems to be overworked and/or understaffed lately.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Went downhill with Bayer

      Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good understanding people with decent work-life balance. The 401K matching is the best I've seen at total 10% match. Lots of career opportunities since people are leaving left and right.

      Cons

      Everything went downhill in 2021. Bayer took over everything from projects to tools. We had to migrate from G-suites and Slack to Microsoft and Yammer. The transition of all these services was atrociously handled and people would have to spend 60% of their work time trying to solve IT issues. Climate IT did their best, but so much was out of their hands. Bayer leadership did not ask or listen to the feedback from Climate counterparts. Most if not all of the people who have left or are leaving are leaving for two main reasons; The time and energy wasted due to migration issues, or because of all the people who already left due to the migration. If Climate is not completely shut down/absorbed by Bayer in the next year they will truly have to start from scratch as no one will be left at this point. Who would have thought our days with Monsanto would have been better?

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      5 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I like it here

      Nov 27, 2021 - Data Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very well structured data science

      Cons

      Lack of agriculture knowledge is barrier to success.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      You could easily find a worse place to work than TCC. You could also do far better.

      Nov 29, 2021 - Software Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is probably among the best in the midwest. Comp for midwest is good compared to other midwest companies. However, it is mediocre at best compared to what you can get working fully remote. Being part of a larger company means that there are many options for career growth.

      Cons

      TCC is now a department within Bayer. It used to be treated as a separate company. That's no longer the case. TCC Company leadership doesn't have a ton of autonomy to decide much of anything. For example, pay scales are defined by Bayer, so no one at TCC appears to have the ability to change them when they see they're woefully out of whack due to the rise of remote work. The company has some extraordinarily conservative goals. You'll see goals set for 2030 that a startup would set for next quarter. This isn't the place if a fast paced environment is desirable, although I could see this being a Pro for some. The parent company (Bayer) focuses entirely on cost savings. The focus on cost savings means that given a choice between a software tool that costs money and provides obvious productivity benefits to anyone that actually uses it, or another piece of software that is free but crashes 10 times a day, you'll be using the latter. No feedback regarding tooling is sought from people that use those tools. The only feedback that matters is from those that maintain budgets. You do not have ANY autonomy to make these sorts of decisions for your own team. The focus on cost savings means that wayward leaders can pitch a project that they say will generate $1M per year in cost savings, and it will inevitably get the greenlight. Doesn't matter if every IC in the company knows that it will cost 10x that amount to implement and will decrease productivity and quality. It doesn't matter that some of the best Engineers will leave because they get tired of spending all of their time on things that only serve to make it harder to accomplish work.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      It used to be better.

      Dec 2, 2021 - Digital Product Leader in Saint Louis, MO
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      Pros

      Nice business proposal. No pressure to get back to the office.

      Cons

      It is way too hierarchical, zero agile, long cycles of development.

      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company to work for.

      Oct 22, 2021 - Senior Product Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The digital agriculture space is begging for new solutions and value to be delivered

      Cons

      The speed of delivery has been slowed and at times stopped due to corporate structure and changes.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to work

      Oct 13, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Saint Louis, MO
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      Pros

      I've seen a lot of people in software engineer positions in St. Louis that end up working a lot of required overtime and overall in a toxic work environment. The people are great, the pay seems above industry average for the area, and the in-office perks were great before covid. As my first job, I'm hesitant to switch companies for that bump, because I have it so good here.

      Cons

      Unsure if productivity software use is confidential or not. Not a fan of what we use.

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Nothing to see here. Move along.

      Oct 20, 2021 - Technical Recruiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      401k is very good if you can find the strength within yourself to stay here 3 years for full vest. You won't find many jerks here...only lazy people. Good place for recruiters who want to work in an environment without strong metrics or accountability. You can easily work 20 hours or less and be considered a good employee.

      Cons

      Recruiting team lacks strong and tactical leadership. Luckily most people are friendly and pleasant to be around. If you value working in a high performance or a team-oriented culture you won't find it here. Despite calling themselves a data-driven company, leaders don't value data during their decision making process. From an company leadership perspective, this company is fractured. Executive staff can't agree on anything, and it permeates across the company as constant indecisiveness and unclear goals. People brush these issues off as "growing pains" internally, but it's much more than that. Attrition is very high as a result of these issues and more. I knew I had to leave when I'd hire someone and felt bad they were joining this company.

      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Run

      Oct 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is comparative to the industry

      Cons

      Culture is horrible and attribution rate is high so doing 2-3 jobs and working long hours to compensate

      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rigorous science and great work life balance

      Aug 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Bright, talented scientists and data scientists; great work life balance; collaborative and respectful working environment

      Cons

      Some bureaucracy and hierarchy inevitable at any large company

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      3 people found this review helpful
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