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Once great, now in great decline.

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

I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Some of the benefits, and vacation.

Cons

Pre-2007, there was very little noticeable politics. It got progressively worse to where there is politics everywhere from the foot soldiers to the generals. In general, there seems to be a lack of integrity and basic respectful communication among employees as of the last two years. The addition of younger brash kids to get extensive work done at poor quality and for a pittance hasn't helped foster a professional work environment either. In my opinion, these negative attitudes could be top-down, since the change has been gradual since 2007/08. In terms of your career growth, the most important thing to note is that hires and promotions are light years from being transparent. Hard skills and soft skills (communication initiative leadership tendencies etc) alone will NOT get you places.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1) Take genuine interest in your employees. 2) Be fair to ALL employees.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good company - bad local politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overall, good experience, Work life balance, focus on employees, focus on safety , good for people who are in Agriculture

    Cons

    Local politics, driven from both shores leads to confusion, not necessarily great for a non-agricutureal professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good people, let go of bad people, ensure that partialiy is not shown

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent Place to Learn a Lot of Skills and Make Significant Contributions

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Variety of experiences and positions in key areas; opportunity to move up quickly within the organization; work flexibility.

    Cons

    Little cross-pollination between functions for cross-training or career development, e.g. moving from R&D to Manufacturing to Finance to Sales, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow folks to explore career options in non-linear fashion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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