Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
492 Reviews
3.8
492 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive salary; great work-life balance; flexible enough to grow career in the area of your interest (in 63 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the company places a lot of emphasis on professional/personal development (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align (in 37 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking") (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love working for a company with a passion for improving the worlds food supply!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Cost Accounting Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Monsanto Company (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career growth, benefits, pay, training opportunities, community outreach, on-site services include day care, cafeteria, gym

    Cons

    Matrix environment, could offer more on-site services (oil changes or dry cleaning services) lots of meetings, out dated office spaces

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have a great experience working here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    401 (K) plan is awesome

    Cons

    The general public hates us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should happen in a more timely manenr

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice people, advancement, pay, benefits

    Cons

    need to work on growing talent they already have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company to work for,

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with and a good company to work for, as they treat their employees very well.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons.

  7.  

    Great company, excellent benefits, driven employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    - Very competitive benefits and wages
    - Outstanding work environment with room for development
    - Great people who make coming to work fun

    Cons

    - Constant change with management constantly shifting positions.
    - High level decisions made for the good of the company with little regard for how it impacts individual contributors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent with all upper level decisions that are made

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Monsanto is a good company to learn several things, not only related to your function. Dynamic and with constant changes and challenges.

    Cons

    Managers not prepared to lead, with several gaps when considering people mgmt. Lack on feedback and development practices. Must improve it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Benefits people development projects science

    Cons

    Salaries lockations corporate inefficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    World class employer and leading the biotechnology industry for the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Planning, Manager
    Former Employee - Strategic Planning, Manager

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning & development opportunities
    Leading product portfolio and technologies
    Clear vision and strategy
    World class c-level team

    Cons

    Arguable meritocracy
    CEO changes (too fast)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company to work for!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Great opportunities
    - Very family oriented

    Cons

    - Average compensation
    - Still growing technical knowhow in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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