Project Mgr for Marketing/Sales/Financial Software (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – February 16, 2017
Listen to clients for initial requirements for software to be used by marketing and sales employees. Write Business and Software Requirement documents. Request resources needed to fulfill business request. Start implementing and refining a project plan. Reviews of both documents. Meet with software developers to review the Software Requirements and verify that all understood by everyone. Assign functions to various developers. Unit, Function and System testing. Regular reviews of software as it is developed with the business. Roll out software for use by marketing and sales clients.
Flexible work/life balance, no hope for advancement
Greenhouse Technician and Assistant (Former Employee) – RTP, NC – August 22, 2015
Pros The Greenhouse team, specifically Dawn McNamara's team, is wonderful to work with - along with Diverse crops. They're eager to teach and are very hands on with learning, and are super flexible when it comes to your interests. Syngenta pushes that you leave work at work, and you have a good home life. Cons Like any corporation, people are promoted that aren't the best for the position, while others are forgotten. Hard Work went unnoticed by higher ups, the greenhouse team was treated as pack mules a lot of the time, more than a few of the requests were unreasonable. Advice to Management Reward initiative and hard work - even with a simple thank you, or acknowledge what your workers have done.
Technician (Former Employee) – Washington, IA – July 11, 2015
I did enjoy my job at Syngenta. Learned to be accurate and take time to figure out orders given to me to send on to other places. The co-workers were great, we were like a family. Hardest part of the job was to leave as I reached retirement age. I did a lot of field work, which I liked also warehouse work helping with inventory control.
Business Analyst IV (Former Employee) – Minnetonka, MN – July 7, 2015
Syngenta is a world class organization dedicated to "plant potential." That means they are working hard and smart to feed the world. With the growing world population and declining farm acres, they are trying to make sure the food supply is secure. The people are great to work with and for. The work was interesting. I enjoyed my time there.
Supply & Production Planner (Current Employee) – Minnetonka, MN – May 9, 2015
A typical 8-5 work schedule. Had a sense of being able to schedule my own day, as long as I got the work done. I learned a lot about the agriculture industry, and gained a lot of experience in Excel. My management wasn't the most competent in terms of understanding my role, so it was hard when I needed support. However I think that was an isolated experience. Co-workers were great.
It was a good company to work for expect for manangement
QA Analyst (Former Employee) – Nampa, ID – April 29, 2015
I would have love to still have been working for the company but, they don't hire that often. And I feel that management could be better. Not so self involved with there own preferences. Other then that every day was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot of agriculture and plant/vegetables.
While working as a contract worker at Syngenta I learned more about the chemical industry. I multi-tasked and learned the finance procedure and monitoring the import / export of the supply chain. I worked well with my co-workers in supporting them.
The hardest part of my job was learning the chemical supply chain industry compared to the furniture industry that I previously worked.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that I did learn a lot from this position and added to my work performance / career.
I feel very confident in what I learned, I can have added more relevant skills and qualifications
I feel that the new manager was not aware of my responsibilities, too busy to speak with me