Syngenta

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hot long days only worked in the summer
Feild laborer (Former Employee), Stanton, MNJanuary 14, 2013
fun people but it was just a job in the summer when school was out
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NASTY MANAGER
Grill Cook (Former Employee), GREENSBORO NCJanuary 7, 2013
MANAGER HAD A NASTY ATTITUDE DIDNT KNOW HOW TO TALK TO THE EMPLOYEES.
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Work Environment
Field Shooter/Pollinator (Former Employee), Stanton, MNJanuary 3, 2013
Get ready to get your hands on some plants! You will be walking the fields and helping to pollinate or mark for further use, a type of crop of their desire. Hard work but good pay.
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Good working hours, good coworkers
Artwork Coordinator (Former Employee), Madrid, MDDecember 12, 2012
Pros: good breaks
Cons: no parking
A lot of differents things to do each day: review new product labels, prepare new marketing campains, think about new products line
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Good experience
Assistant (Former Employee), IdahoNovember 29, 2012
Pros: pros: work family balance and good pe
Cons: cons: management-lack management and production experience. many out of college and highly educated, however, they are not managers and often do not have effective people skills.
Left hand doesn't speak to the right hand. Policies and procedures are written, sometimes, but not followed. Difficult to work there if you care for people, business, and have good values and ethics.
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Bring plant to life
Executive assistant to vp of hr (Current Employee), Greensboro, NCNovember 2, 2012
Pros: making a difference in humanity
Cons: temp assignment
Provide direct assistance to NA HR Head; secondary assistance to NA Comp Head and US HRBP Heads; may support other within HR with events, meetings, etc. as needed
• Provides first line contact with Greensboro personnel, company executives, Syngenta management, employees and the public
• Provide exceptional calendaring for NA HR Head
• General administrative duties, special events and activities as requested
• Assist with event planning logistics, such as invitations, venue selection and bookings
• Complete domestic and international travel bookings for support positions as requested
• Input and – more... review expense reports requested by positions supported as requested
• Preparation of correspondence, reports, presentations and other material as needed for internal and external meetings using a strong working knowledge of Windows Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Concur and some SAP applications.
• Participate in department meetings as requested; may include capturing minutes, notes, decisions made, and actions
• Screening of incoming calls and material; respond accordingly as needed
• Providing relevant information such as cost center and general ledger codes in order for A/P to process invoices and other payment needs. This will also be done with P-Card and travel cards.
• Following of budget information provided for supported positions.
• Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete under time constraints. Will need to be able to anticipate the needs of NA HR Head and adapt to last minute change – less
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I wish I still work there.
Production Supervisor/ Vendor Scheduler (Former Employee), Pasadena TexasSeptember 29, 2012
Sygenta was the best company to work for. The way I work and my management style I learned from this company. How to have respect for other, to have compassion for your workers. To be accountable for my job and hold other accountable for their jobs. The hardest thing I ever had to do on this job was to say goodbye to everyone when they close the plant. I really did love going to work there.
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Great Experience!!!
HSE Assistant / Records & Document Specialist (Former Employee), Salinas, PRSeptember 21, 2012
I made sure everyone has a safe environment and provide employees with safety materials while doing clerical work like Data Entry, Documentation, Records, ect and also provide Safety Trainings to employees.
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Working for a large corporation
DBA (Former Employee), Alva, FlAugust 29, 2012
Pros: flexible
Cons: managers needed more training on working with laborers. cultural disparity
A good technical challenge. Gave me the opportunity to expand my technical IT related skills
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Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 28, 2012
Pros: flexible work environment
Cons: lack of diversity and upward mobility
Syngenta overall is a great organization. However, there are some issues with diversity and silos within ethnic groups. There is lots of productive work to keep employees busy. They foster an environment of continuing education through the Syngenta Learning Academy. The hardest part of the job is the lack of a diverse work force and inability to grow. They offer no career path progression. The most enjoyable part of the job is the way the Employee Relations Committee sponsors events to bring employees together.
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Bureaucratic, Disorganized, and Mediocre
Project Manager (Former Employee), Research Triangle Park, NCAugust 10, 2012
Syngenta Seeds is an interesting organization and for some it could be a great place to work. However, if you are a motivated, high integrity individual this may not be the place for you.

Syngenta is a very bureaucratic organization which isn't surprising given it's Swiss roots. However, many individuals in the trenches simply don't know how to advance efforts through the bureaucracy which greatly stifles progress. For those individuals that have learned to manage the bureaucracy they have largely become so politically entrenched and motivated that they represent obstacles as they are focused on their personal agendas.

In the end the culture, while cozy, is simply frustrating.
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Excellent Benefits, Compensation, Extremely long hours
Master Data Requester (Former Employee), Minnetonka, MNApril 22, 2012
Pros: compensation, benefits, pension plan, profit sharing
Cons: extremely long hours
Beautiful new state of the art building, excellent benefits and compensations but.... With the ability to work remotely, from anywhere came the expectation that one would work until the job was done no matter what the hour, day of week or holiday. Whether on vacation or not. If you have that kind of time then the compensation and benefits are worth it. Stressful and demanding but the site is beautiful and has a cafe, gym, walking trails, fire places, flat screen televisions, parking ramp, on site clinic, mother's room, free expresso and coffee machines. Company also offers pension plan and profit sharing.
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Liked Being Outside
Pollination (Former Employee), Washington, IowaMarch 5, 2012
Pros: worked with younger people more my age
Cons: its a seasonal job
Its a good job for someone for a summer job but that is about all.
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Empresa que respeita e valoriza os trabalhadores
Assistente de Pesquisa Agrícola (Former Employee), Junction City, KS, EUAOctober 2, 2014
Pros: excelente quadro de funcionarios, e ambiente de trabalho
Cons: nao fornecia alimento
- Colher exemplares de trigo dos blocos selecionados pelos melhoristas, ou colher as linhas selecionadas em estágios mais avançados, ou auxiliar no plantio, colheita e preparo de sementes no campo ou casas de vegetação,
- Aprendi muito sobre a cadeia de Melhoramento, e do processo de produção de semente
- A direção era muito acessível e de muito fácil convivência
- Os colegas de trabalho se tornaram grandes amigos
- Ficar muito tempo debulhando e limpando o trigo
- As pessoas, o fazenda na qual eu trabalhava e o fato de poder trabalhar no campo com Melhoramento.
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Headquarters
410 S. Swing Rd.
Greensboro NC, United States 27409
Revenue
$500M to $1B (USD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
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