Agriculture Worker (Former Employee), Williamsburg, IA – October 18, 2014
Pros: 40+ hrs
Working in the Corn fields was a great experience, I honestly wouldn't mind doing it again. But Id have to say that the hardest part for me would of been working under the hot blazing Sun. There was a day or two that i felt like giving up, the heat would get to me but, i knew that giving up wasn't an option. A lesson id say I've gotten out of all this – more... is that, If we give up in life we will never move forward towards our goals. We are capable of more than we know. – less
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer (Current Employee), Luling, LA – October 14, 2013
It's an okay work life balance. The hardest thing I hated was being on call 24/7 and not having coverage for when I wanted to travel. Also, I got called out numerous times as an engineer for non engineering issues.
Great place to work, was employed there for two summers during college
Warehouse Employee (Former Employee), Storm Lake, IA – September 17, 2013
I worked here for two summers during school. My main responsibilities included ensuring farmers received seed corn on time to meet their farming goals. I was in charge of data entry for products being shipped and received and every summer I was responsible for training and managing 10 new seasonal employees.
Cons: health care- because of the sun and the products that we used there. there is not a clean lab, to work with.
I work with a lot of employees. I learn all the things for cotton, and soy crops. Is always away to do all the things, and that give direction to all the thing that we do. My co-workers are persons that have been studied; sometimes that is great, but sometimes that is difficult to work with. The hardest part of the job is making that the people do the – more... work in the correct way and into the date line. The sun all the day in your head is sometimes difficult. I love working with plants because I think that is food for my soul. Is not a common job. – less
Pollinating Assistant (Former Employee), Greenville, OH – August 26, 2013
Pros: great work environment.
Cons: small rural town.
The managers are great and know exactly what needs to be done in a given day. The co-workers are all team focused to maximize productivity and results. The hardest part of the job was living in Greenville, Ohio which is not exactly the nicest town.
Software Engineer (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – August 21, 2013
Pros: scrum/agile workshop, flexible in terms of hours and working from home
Cons: relatively low pay
The TPS organization at Monsanto is really fun to work for in terms of software engineering because the business is very interesting, especially compared to the other big businesses in St. Louis. It's really cool to see how leadership wants to be less like other big companies by embracing innovation and a startup-esque culture. Everyone seems to get – more... along and it feels rather laid back, though everyone works very hard to get things completed with high quality standards. If you work hard, your efforts certainly get noticed, and it's not too difficult to advance or move to a different team if you feel like you're getting bored. – less
Work at Headquarters (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – August 13, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits and work environment.
Cons: hiring/advancement practices.
The work is rewarding and the benefits are good. It has been difficult to advance within the company despite advanced knowledge and experience. Confusing why they would pay for training and schooling, only to deny advancement and hire externally.
Great place to work with any outstanding safety record.
Laboratory Chemist / Lab Specialist (Former Employee), Luling, LA – July 11, 2013
Pros: safe place to work and great benefits
Started out working as a rotating shift Lab Tech then moved to Industrial Hygiene Lab Tech. Worked various environmental day positions and also prepared lab solutions. Moved to plant-wide training department. Return to Lab as Lab First-Line supervisor. Promoted to Lab Specialist/Chemist.
Customer Service (Former Employee), st.louis, mo – June 28, 2013
Monsanto was a temporary project and i enjoyed it. I talked to farmers and learned a little about the farming industry. I enjoyed talking to monsanto customers and loved to see there participation in helping out local school districts in their area.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Creve Coeur, MO – June 27, 2013
Pros: great benefits; beautiful campus
Cons: "corporate values" are a farce
Highly political environment. Management cares more about "playing politics" than actual work performance.
The company purports to encourage values such as “integrity, respect, ethical behavior, perspective and honesty”. The general workforce seems to believe in those values but senior management follows a different code of conduct that makes a mockery – more... of those "values"
I love the concept of this company as a "Great place to work" but in my experience senior management places more value on politics than ethics, transparency or honesty. – less
Sr. QA Analyst III (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – June 27, 2013
Work included QA Analyst III. Worked in Agile environment, worked in different Iterations at the same time. Performed testing in QAT & UAT environment Responsible for running the Manual and Automation Test Cases directly from FA’s requirements. Worked on manual and automation on Work soft Certify 8.4.0 testing tool which is requirement oriented and – more... a script less tool. Testing techniques performed include Smoke, Functional, System, Regression, Integration, Concurrence, Load and Performance. Used EKG on PM Dashboard for performance Defects were found, tracked and were resolved on own and or assigned to the appropriate teams through the Team Tract defect management tool. Wrote automation Java scripts for Requirement driven tests. Performed validations on various Querying tools such as Toad Used SQL and MIDAS database. Technologies: Work soft Certify 8.4.0, Toad, QAT& UAT environments, Mercury Quality center 9.2, Team Tract defect tracking tool, Java Platform, Apollo, Midas, PM Dashboard for performance, web based and In house applications. – less