Corn pollinator and researcher (Former Employee) – London, ON – 12 May 2017
Work was generally easy and laid back and the hours and pay were alright as well. Some management was alright some was unorganized. Heat was never really a problem as we could take breaks often and always had water. Most of the people were great and fun to work with.
-Bagging plants outside was hard, but rewarding -working with breeders and associates was a learning experience -monotonous work but granted a sense of achievement -Coworkers were pleasant -learned a lot of new skills in regards to plant breeding
A good place to work because of the work and life balance.
Laboratory and QMS Coordinator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 7 November 2016
Working in Monsanto was a great experience for me because of the good relationship among the management and employees and the challenges on the day to day work. Better understanding of the company which they provide to the employees. Top management constant communications through meetings and awarding employees for a job well done help boast the morale of the employees.
Great place to work and enjoy working in Monsanto.
Free coffee, involving employees in fund campaign to help support the needy
Field Worker (Former Employee) – St. Thomas, ON – 10 May 2016
I worked at a Monsanto Research Facility every summer during high school. While it isn't the best job in the world it has served as a starting point. They paid us the minimum wage with some extra tacked on, especially if you were a returning worker, rather than the lower 'student wages' that they were entitled to pay. As well as requiring no experience, this served as a great point for future job searches when I was older. "yea I've worked for four years at this place!" While other people my age had zero work experience I did. To top it off it doesn't even take your entire summer, they only need people for a few weeks when the corn is pollinating, so as a kid you still have a lot of summer to go around and now you have money set aside for whatever you like. I bought myself a Nintendo Wii after my first season without a second thought since I could now afford it.
Technology Development Assistant - Duties (Former Employee) – Tavistock, ON – 22 February 2016
Gained many valuable transferable skills. Also learned how to execute field-scale research, operate farm equipment and many farming principles. Hardest part of the job was the physical labour, which was not that tiresome and I didn't mind volunteering to do. My co-workers and boss were great, we all had a good relationship. Most enjoyable part of this job were those I worked with, feeling proud of my work at the end of a long day, executing research and hosting product launching events at the research station. Work was different everyday of the week, overall we would always meet at our research site in the morning, have tasks delegated and spent the day completing them either individually or as a team.
working outside, gaining valuable transferable skills
Seed Technician (Former Employee) – Lethbridge – 5 June 2014
Started my day at 12 noon went til 10 pm, learned about the processing of Canola, management were fantastic, co-workers were fantastic, hardest part of job, 6 flights of stairs, general maintenance of plant, most enjoyable were the people!
Hagie Driver (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 16 July 2012
People are fun and very enthusiastic about the job that they are doing. A typical day at work for me is to drive a hagie in the fields all day. The people in charge of me are really helpful and understanding to any problems that arise in the field.