Drafter (Former Employee) – Creve Coeur, MO – July 28, 2015
At Monasnto Creve Coeur, I was harassed by one particular man. He would come to my desk and yell at me for things I didn't understand.When I went to the supervisor all I was told was this man was "old school" and I would have to deal with it. I was thrown into their way of working and programs without any instruction or training. I was only there for 5 months and the supervisor cut my contract short. Very few other drafters were willing to help me with questions that I had. It was pretty much every man for himself.
Pollinator (Current Employee) – Monmouth, IL – July 21, 2015
A typical day at work is putting shoot bags on the ear of corn, putting a brown paper bag on the tassel of the corn. I learned that it is important to use good communication skills while out in the field. I would say that the hardest part of the job is putting the brown paper bag on the tassel. I say it's the hardest part because it's the most time consuming part of the day. The most enjoyable part of the job is being around all the friendly people and taking down the bags from the tassel.
Detasseler (Former Employee) – Fulton, IL – September 15, 2015
I would start at 5AM to 2PM. My day would be taking a bus to the location we would detassel. There were 4 people who would walk down the corn field, we picked the tassel off the corn to prevent them from fertilizing other corn. It was a fun job, and the people were fun to work with.
Biochemist (Current Employee) – St. Louis – September 17, 2015
Sometimes good, sometimes bad...and when bad can be very bad! As we all know, job satisfaction is directly related to the manager. While there are many good managers at Monsanto, there are a few that have risen beyond their level of competency!
Biologist I (Contract) (Current Employee) – Saint Louis, MO – June 24, 2015
Monsanto is a great company to work for. They encourage collaboration and teamwork and are on the cutting edge of agriculture trait creation. The management listens to their employees and works with you in order to help you succeed. Coworkers are friendly and they strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance and equality. The only downside is the ability to advance from a contract position to direct hire. Job openings for direct hire are few and far between. You have to be at the right place at the right time to get hired on directly. Everything else about the company is excellent.
Team building, Management/worker relationships, on site amenities, summer hours, flexibility
Laboratory Assistant (Current Employee) – Illiopolis, IL – August 16, 2015
Challenging and interesting business to be involved with. I learned many new things at Monsanto, that I believe will be a benefit to any future employer. The people at you work with daily are down to earth, and have positive attitudes.