Monsanto Company – Why Work For Us?



Monsanto has always embraced innovation and always focused on helping to make a better world. You can see it in our groundbreaking products and in our dynamic environment where your skills and your career can grow and develop. We know that every day, new ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. At Monsanto you’ll be respected, you’ll contribute to the bottom line and you’ll help farmers feed the world.
Career Development & Growth Opportunities
From your first day on the job you’ll be expected to learn, contribute and grow your career. We believe that to progress as a company, we must help each individual progress. Your performance is measured and rewarded on an ongoing basis through our innovative Development, Performance and Rewards (DPR) process. Goal setting, coaching and feedback are essential components of DPR. You’ll also find plenty of continuous professional growth and development through a variety of technical, professional and managerial seminars, conferences and continuing education.
Make Your Mark by Making a Difference
Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. Our investments in research have led to real advancements in agricultural technology that will lead to healthier, hardier crops for farmers around the world. At the same time we are reducing agriculture’s impact on the planet. At Monsanto you’ll be part of a sustainable company focused on reducing our environmental impact and promoting conservation.
At Monsanto you’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That’s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to timeless agricultural problems by investing over $1 billion in research and development every year. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and your experience, you’ll give farmers around the world the ability to grow more crops with less water. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world.
Monsanto provides employees with a complete package of total rewards. At Monsanto, total rewards go beyond pay to include support for employees’ health and financial security, opportunities to grow and recognition for employees’ contributions.
Monsanto offers highly competitive pay and benefits around the world, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment. Our compensation and benefits philosophy is to provide competitive rewards to attract and retain the best talent and foster a sense of ownership in the company. Monsanto's annual incentive program is tied to performance of the company, your team, and you.
Employee benefits are an important part of our culture. We provide a wide range of benefits aimed at meeting the diverse needs of our employees around the globe. Benefit packages vary from country to country. For benefits information in countries other than the U.S., please consult local Monsanto Human Resources.
At Monsanto, diversity is not a program or initiative; it’s the way we do business and one of the keys to our success. To sustain and grow our business across all world areas, we require diverse business perspectives and the flexibility to work with a variety of people wherever we conduct business. Our work must reflect and respect the cultures, ideas and interests of all the consumers we serve and the communities we touch.
Monsanto's commitment to diversity is reflected prominently in two key components of  Our Pledge
Dialogue: We will listen carefully to diverse points of view and engage in thoughtful dialogue to broaden our understanding of issues in order to better address the needs and concerns of society and each other.
Respect: We will respect the religious, cultural and ethical concerns of people throughout the world
Our commitment to diversity also results in programs aimed at external audiences, such as supplier diversity, scholarships, university partnerships, and other key relationships with organizations such as the Consortium, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Urban League, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Insight St. Louis, and Missouri Business Leadership Network (MOBLN).
With more than 20,000 employees across the globe, our people are the link between the workplace and the marketplace. We search for the brightest talent, regardless of geography, gender, skin color, age or disability.  To be successful at Monsanto, you are encouraged to build networks and relationships across every level of the company and across all geographies.
Recognizing that different members of the company have broad and varied needs, Monsanto supports a variety of  employee-organized and led diversity networks   -- African American; Asian; Hispanic; Women; Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered; Families; Veterans; and Differently Abled.  
The networks’ mission is to further the professional development of their members so that they can make their fullest contribution to the achievement of our corporate goals and objectives. To help facilitate this and create dialogue between employees and senior management, all the networking groups have an Executive Team member as a sponsor.
Another key driver for diversity is the commitment of our senior leadership, from our CEO to the Executive Team and their direct reports. Thru the Monsanto Diversity Council, comprised of senior leaders from all functions, Monsanto develops more leaders to shape our culture of inclusion, and encourage the mentoring and recruiting of diversity champions at every level.
Our success depends on our strong ongoing efforts to attract, retain and develop talented employees with broad experiences and backgrounds that bring new and innovative ideas and viewpoints to our organization.

Monsanto is proud of our Winning Culture. It is based on several important norms:

  • Taking ownership of the company's success
  • Delivering the highest quality products and technology
  • Building strong relationships
  • Creating a great place to work
  • Conducting ourselves with integrity
Our culture is team oriented, non-hierarchical and entrepreneurial. It gives people a chance to make bigger, earlier and more frequent contributions than would be the case in many companies. For people who want to learn quickly and be given the opportunity to try new things on "live" projects, Monsanto is a great place to work. The degree to which we emphasize and encourage personal and group development is unusual in the business world. This is an integral part of our belief that how we work together and develop as people and as an organization is as important as what we produce.

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    Fantastic growth opportunities with maximum return on time-effort investment. Great, fun people to work with. Superb annual barbecue with great music.


    Worst point is that you have to go home at the end of the day, leaving behind the wonderful colleague team spirit and office.

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    Keep doing what you are doing as it is working very well. Just sit back and take a step back from time to time.

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Monsanto Company Interviews

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
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    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Monsanto Company in February 2010.

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    I was hired as a contractor, supposed to be 12 months contract to hire. My contracting agency found the job, called me, asked if they could submit me. I said yes. A phone interview was set up within the week with the appropriate folks at Monsanto. I got the call on time and was interviewed by another person on my future team and the team manager. The phone interview lasted about an hour and was technical in nature. I nailed it as I have many years of experience in my field. The recruiter had told me that a face to face would happen if they liked what I said on the phone, and this, prior to my phone interview. The recruiter called me about a half hour after the phone interview. I was expecting to be asked how it went and maybe, just maybe, that they wanted the face to face. Instead, I was told they wanted me and she delivered the offer. I KNEW I nailed the interview. This happened on a Tuesday. I started work the following Monday. I was never hired as an employee after the 12 months. I spent 26 months there as a contractor. Work was very heavy, many meetings, and I saw many competent, even outstanding, very talented contractors leave because the 12 month contract to hire was never honored.

    I have to say this about Monsanto though: There are very many competent, bright, and outstanding people that work there. People who can't work, do not want to work or incompetent do not last long. I was pushed to the very limit, and then some, with my skillset. Monsanto has the money and buys what it necessary for you to do your job and push the very limits of technology. They are not some broke company that you have to fight for SQL Plus on your PC! Monsanto will run you ragged sometimes, but the experience and connections I made there was SO WORTH it!!

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    • I don't remember, but I do remember thinking at the time that nothing was difficult. Just be honest. If you are not a good fit for them, move on, and find another company. Monsanto values honesty and the "if you don't know it, you will learn it and not be afraid attitude".   Answer Question
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    I was able to negotiate for a $2K per year raise. Nothing is set in stone, even though I went through a contracting agency. I was C2C.
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Monsanto Company Awards and Accolades

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The World’s Most Innovative Companies (#10), Forbes, 2013
World's Best Multinational Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute, 2013
Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 2013
100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2014
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (MON)
Industry Agriculture & Forestry
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors DuPont Pioneer, Syngenta

Monsanto is one of the world’s leading agricultural technology companies. We’re a company committed to innovation, focused on working with farmers to help them produce more with less natural resources, and we offer exceptional careers. When you take your career to Monsanto, you’ll join a team where your skills, your ideas, and your know-how can do more than contribute to the... More

Mission: Sustainable agriculture is at the core of Monsanto. We are committed to developing the technologies that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving more of... More

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