Monsanto Company
3.7 of 5 336 reviews
www.monsanto.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.7 336 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

(206 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time

ProsThey really care about their employees

ConsI have yet to find any cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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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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Amazing company culture

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFirst priority to employee safety
Best company culture

ConsNone that I can think of

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

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Great people, great projects

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Luling, LA (US)

I have been working at Monsanto Company as an intern for less than a year

ProsI was an intern and I was given meaningful projects and an awesome team of mentors, engineers and managers.

ConsThe company is an agricultural company, not a chemical company, so as a chemical engineer growth opportunities seem fore rare than at Dow, or DuPont, or Exxon, etc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Experience at Monsanto

Oracle Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsCulture, Work life balance, Value to the employee

ConsMatrix Management System and apart from that everything was good with the organization. I really don't have any complaints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Monsanto Company

ProsAwesome benefits and great work atmosphere

ConsIn agriculture your either going 120% or somewhat slow hard to balance at times

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