Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company

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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    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.


    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.

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    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.

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Monsanto Company Interviews

Updated 27 Jan 2015
Updated 27 Jan 2015

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    Marketing Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Monsanto Company.

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    They had an initial screening round, with HR/co-ordinator. 2 rounds followed soon after - reporting manager and his peer. Was followed by 5 on-site interviews, at which point it got tiresome and repetitive. Offer was made 3 weeks following the last interview.

    The company is an agri-business Co. Since i came from a different background, almost no questions were asked to check my knowledge. A few were asked to check my interest in the area. A lot of behavioural questions were asked. Would say 70% of all Qs started with either "give me an example where..." "have you been in a situation where..." "What would you do if...". limited difficulty level, but can get tiresome after a point, and I started to slack off a bit towards the end.

    The process itself was smooth, and people were more or less approachable.

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    • What is brand You? (sounds little lame, but in context, it made sense). Wasnt most difficult, but it just sprang out on me.   Answer Question
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    Negotiated for a slightly better offer.
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Monsanto Company Awards and Accolades

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40 Best Companies for Leaders, Chief Executive Magazine, 2014
100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2014
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2014
World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2014
The World's 50 Smartest Companies, MIT Technology Review, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (MON)
Industry Agriculture & Forestry
Revenue ₹500+ billion (INR) 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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