Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated 19 December, 2014
Updated 19 December, 2014
465 Reviews
3.8
465 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.  

    challenging work but underpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    people, benefits, personal growth opportunities, overall challenging but good work

    Cons

    work life balance, underpaid and based on HR role classifications not necessarily what the job is

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fabulous company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mining Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Current Employee - Mining Manager in Winnipeg, MB

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

    Pros

    I 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

    Cons

    My 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 ManagementAdvice

    No advice. It is a good place to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to work. I totally recommend it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dynamic
    Full of opportunities
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    You are always working at 200% speed so you need to be sure you like to be pushed to your limits
    Structures changes very often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It's a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager in India, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in India, MS (US)

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

    Pros

    The processes and systems are very good

    Cons

    A lot of past history - makes it very difficult for stakeholders to understand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should outreach more to stakeholders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Great place to work. The work/ life balance is one of a kind.

    Cons

    Micro management is very evident across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits....get to work with latest equipment.

    Cons

    None- overall...fantastic place to be!

  8.  

    Monsanto

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to expand into other areas and regions

    Cons

    Corporate driven mentality of having to meet projected stock expectations at all costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make budgets based on demand forecasting not what increase in sales needs to be made to make a stock promise to the public

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Scrum Master

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    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Freedom to operate, strong pipeline of work, job security, good work culture, very strongly promotes employee safety, very good for people grooming to become people managers. Very cool managers(only few Teams) you just need to come up with good initiative and drive it, people are very supportive. You will have lots of free time to study, learn anything new on your own, do offline courses and attend seminars (of-course with managers approval). Company is always up-to-date with latest technologies in the industry (Cloud, Big Data, Scala, etc) you name it people will be using it somewhere in their project. But you need to have the push within you to go and learn those technologies and use it in your project. They have innovative ways to encourage talent in the IT team with Innovation Day once in every month where you can showcase anything new you come up with.

    Cons

    Pay is good when you would have joined, later forget about good hike, lot of experienced people in the company with low upward growth, talented people who stay for long years cause stagnant growth. Lately the management keeps coming up with lots of org changes on yearly basic resulting in lot of confusions with roles and goals. Few teams do differentiate a lot between permanent employees and contractors so if you joining as contractor be aware. If you are technical guy you need to come up with your own career plan and work towards it, there is nothing much apart for that. Even when there is a good pipeline at work there is issue of business funding leading to joblessness and boredom for couple of months for IT folks, but on a good note company won't fire you, you just need to hang around and keep fingers crossed for good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If people are doing great appreciate them with good hike with required promotions, else it will be difficult to retain hot talent. Lot of politics at the management level to take influencing positions resulting in people losing confidence over the leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work, Life Balance for Some.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    High pay
    Great benefits
    Interesting work for Engineers
    Good safety record, Pervasive safety culture
    Some really nice people

    Cons

    Promoted because of who you know, as opposed to what you know.
    Weak management- doesn't want to rock the boat.
    Contractors can be treated like orphans (see weak management comment)low pay, no benefits.
    Backstabbing is prevalent. Beware;some of the employees only want their own kind to work as their colleagues(see weak management comment, see promoted because of who you know, and H.R. Bobbleheads).
    If the person who trains you is remarkably different from the person who interviewed you, RUN! The trainer will jealously guard their clique and stab you in the back (see weak management comment).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    NA nothing to review ....

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    Former Employee - TDRa in Monmouth, IL (US)
    Former Employee - TDRa in Monmouth, IL (US)

    I worked at Monsanto Company

    Pros

    good health insurance, and benefits

    Cons

    company no longer offers pension plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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