Monsanto Company

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Monsanto Company Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
456 Reviews
3.8
456 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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  1.  

    Scrum Master

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Bangalore

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big NO - Worst company,pathetic people, No growth opportunities & wrong job top opt for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Developer
    Current Employee - Java Developer

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, neat and organized office space, cafeteria and gym is good.
    Safety of employees are on priority.

    Cons

    1. If you and your manager are from same place (Andhra), then you will get lot of benefits like work life balance, better salary, least work pressure, appreciation etc. If not, there is no value for hardwork.
    2.Unorganized work, Uneducated managers and useless tech leads, they are not involved in any development activity like review, assigning task etc. they are just busy gossiping, complaining about people who doesn't belong to their community, delegating the work and buttering.
    4. Lot of discrimination between contractor and full time employee.(cabs, gifts, perks are only for Full time employees)
    5. No salary hike: there is no salary hike depending on performance. person who work/ don't work, hike percentage will be same(6 - 8 % hike on basic salary per year)
    6. very poor & useless HR, nothing in their hands.
    7.Its good for people who don't want to work: people come to office, read news paper, do some gossiping and politics, have lunch, rest, play carrom, TT, coffee, gym and return home.
    8. very few (least) technically sound people present and very poor team management.
    9. There is no learning curve.
    10. No room for career growth. you will be in same position and same salary even after working hard for 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is not aware what's going on in office. When management/leadership visits office, we are forced to give positive feedback.
    They speak a lot about work/ life balance, but they give lot of work, expect us to finish all work asap and comment on work/life balance.
    Please improve the quality of managers.
    Maganers & tech leads: Please grow up, stop delegating the work and start working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ethics and safety at priority with very good working environment

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

    I have been working at Monsanto Company full-time (more than an 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
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    good place to work

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

    I worked at Monsanto Company as a contractor (more than an 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
  6.  

    great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Lead in Bangalore
    Former Employee - BI Lead in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    nice environment and pays well

    Cons

    limited growth for IT people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Testing Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at Monsanto Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. great benefits

    Cons

    takes time to get promotions

  9.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Excellent opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Good salary, poor leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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