Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated 26 September 2014
Updated 26 September 2014
406 Reviews
3.7
406 Reviews
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Monsanto Company Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant
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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 49 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the company places a lot of emphasis on professional/personal development (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is the motto but in reality business expectation do not align (in 30 reviews)

  • Tendency to work long hours, and lots of political games (the company calls this "networking") (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ethics and safety at priority with very good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bangalore

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Camaraderie between the employees transperacy in work
    Opportunity given to showcase your talent and suitably rewarded
    Get to work with motivating and highly qualified and experienced leadership team

    Cons

    No matter how superior you perform your educational background will hinder your promotions to higher level
    Lateral moves are more than vertical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is much talked but hardly followed ....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flat organization, fun at work, work / life balance, parties,

    Cons

    not a place for freshers. lot of hirings but no work. the management is not sure for which role are they hiring freshers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Lead  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - BI Lead in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    nice environment and pays well

    Cons

    limited growth for IT people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice work culture at bangalore office, but lack of designation increment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, friendly people.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities. People keep on shift to other processes but designation wise hardly anybody has succeeded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more growth opportunities for internal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Testing Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. great benefits

    Cons

    takes time to get promotions

  7.  

    Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    transparent process, Good HR team

    Cons

    no SLA defined for major processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SHare the board level discussions to the staff as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Coimbatore
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Coimbatore

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

    Pros

    Very good organizational culture. Open communication and good brand image in the market. Management has great vision for future

    Cons

    High work pressure and low work-life balance. Extremely challenging. Management sometimes does not communicate about future plans of employee. Driving is another minus point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open with employee's plans for future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good salary, poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good, hikes are decent, pretty good work life balance in the company. People are generally helpful

    Cons

    Company branding is negative, integrity of local leadership is questionable. Not much of scope for career advancement in IT. R&D IT team does most of the grunt work - testing etc. The development team is a misnomer since it focusses mainly on support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    good place to work for...

    Cons

    Do not have developmental oppertunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    wrong job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time

    Pros

    amazing work life balance and completely laid back

    Cons

    interview for one job and end up giving you a totally different job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    confirm with the prospective employee the job that he/she is looking for

    Doesn't Recommend

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