Exciting workplace for new people in the scientific field
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Ankeny, IA – September 26, 2016
Work long 10+ hour days, in which i was in charge of making managerial decisions in a high work flow environment. Large part of my shift was spent "putting out fires" from the previous work group. Lots of young people to work with (20-35 age group), high demand for workers because of the high turnover rate from 2nd and 3rd shift employees. The best part about working in this company was the ability to work with cutting edge genetic technology, the worst part was the office politics.
A place where you're given a lot of opportunity and trusted to work alone
Field Inspector (Former Employee) – Rock Falls, IL – September 1, 2016
A typical day at work would consist of driving from field to field, usually about 7 each day. You would get to the field, and then check on the pollination, the detasselers performance, and overall rating of the field. The management was great, they trusted what you had to say about the field and if you had any questions or concerns they would come and check out what you were talking about. The co-workers were very helpful, always willing to help you understand as to what this issue you encountered in the field may be. The hardest part of the job was distinguishing if the field was ready to be closed and not worked on again until harvest. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work at my own pace and make my own schedule.
Field Automation Support Team member (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 25, 2016
my personal opinion was that the majority of my time was spent "hurrying up to wait" for a project or training just to have it fall through due to lack of management abilities while there are a few good managers in the company the majority are in the position they are due to time with the company rather than performance
Product Manager (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 24, 2016
Working in the Ag industry can be fulfilling-you feel as if you are helping the world. However, Monsanto is a high pressure place to work, and it is not for everyone. While there is an emphasis on work-life balance, it is sometimes hard to reconcile with the focus on driving results and meeting stretch goals.
I learned a lot working with Monsanto the last past three years. I got along with all co-workers. The management was very profecinol at all times. The hardest times of my job was during rouging season. I learned how to do account payables, payroll for the rouges, scales for harvest season.
Trade and Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) – Oxnard, CA – August 11, 2016
Coworkers are in the older crowed You get exposed to several areas and learn You have the chance to work in different areas of the company Managers help you grow professionally Location is not great Great benefits Great vacation time You get the chance to interact with several locations around the world
Workflow Coordinator (Former Employee) – Middleton, WI – August 8, 2016
Challenging but fun place to work, was able to create a good work - life balance when needed. Best part was working with the people at the site. Always had goals to accomplish but was able to modify them if needed as things changed.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Kīhei, HI – July 26, 2016
Its so fun to work here like every day fun even it is a lot of work you cannot notice if your tired and even the time working with other is not hard all my co worker here is such a fun people..no hard work and i learn a lot on this company
Former employee (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 21, 2016
lots of reorganization and downsizing in progress, lack of consistency between team leads, mgmt has no idea of the reality going on down in the trenches, a lot of good people have left - own their own or with all the layoffs.
good benefits, decent severance package for me at this time
too political - particularly if you are not in the "in-crowd", work-life balance is difficult, IT is being slashed/outsourced
Oracle PL/SQL Developer (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 16, 2016
Great place to work! Several projects are available so you get to work on different technologies. Most managers are very flexible with work form home options and great place to grow and learn from each other.