Monsanto Company
3.7 of 5 335 reviews
www.monsanto.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.7 335 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

(205 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Salary is good, hikes are decent, pretty good work life balance in the company"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Best leadership, great benefits, continual work"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance in reality, however this is one of the slogans of the company"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking")"
    in 14 reviews
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Fabulous company

Mining Manager (Current Employee)
Winnipeg, MB

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

ProsI enjoyed working in Monsanto. People here are nice and hard work. My boss is a great boss. Overall, it is perfect place to work with

ConsMy workplace is far away from my home. My boss should upgrade the computers. They are too slow and sometimes I got froze out.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. It is a good place to work with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

ProsBest leadership, great benefits, continual work

Conshours, wages should match amount of work and dedication employee puts in to their job. It is not just a job like many of the younger group seem to think.

Advice to Senior Managementstop moving great managers out of departments so quickly. seek input from the folks in the field not in stl

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging Environment but Great Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsWork with very smart people, fast paced, compensated for long work hours, great insurance and vacation benefits, general flexibility to help manage work life balance, recognition of strong performers

ConsCompany reputation can be challenging, very long work hours, seriously under-staff some functions, matrix environment makes company politics more difficult to manage.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome of enabling functions are desperately understaffed - eventually you will lose some great people because they will burn out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Test Analyst (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Monsanto Company full-time for more than a year

ProsGood place to work. great benefits

Constakes time to get promotions

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Contraxctors treated like second class citizens

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Creve Coeur, MO (US)

I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsFTEs were treated well and enjoyed the company's perks.

ConsContract-to-Hire, can actually mean year after year of contracts.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest when hiring and communicate to all staff about the bad press the company recieves.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good company to work for.

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood steady job security. Exposure to lots of people and technologies. It's also one of the largest IT environments in the St Louis area.

ConsBad public reputation. It can start unpleasant conversations when you're at a party and someone asks you where you work. It's a good company but pretty controversial.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Monsanto Company

ProsThe people that I worked with were great with good management on sight.

ConsSome long hours included 60 hours a week or more

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to those that work there

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Monsanto Company

ProsGreat place to work
Lot of support from subordinates and management
Work life balance is good
Company values your work and dedication

ConsMatrix Organisation has both advantages and disadvantages

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience in a great team (Regulatory Affairs)

Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

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

ProsInnovation leader in the industry - continuously challenging the status quo and efforts in development.

Cons-Lower compensation compared with competitors. Below-par employee benefits in the local levels.
- Too much changes in the organization through restructuring or M&As.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more on training employees in the global teams and talent discovery.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good launching pad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Monsanto Company

ProsPeople are nice, helpful but overworked.

ConsDon't expect extensive or formal training.

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