We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and crops- such as corn, soybeans, and cotton. We work collaboratively to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage.
How to Get Hired
We asked Monsanto Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Every day Monsanto employees dedicate their time and talents to impact the lives of our ever-growing global population. Our employees are empowered by collaboration, challenging work, and their contributions are both valued and rewarded. Our pursuit for talent is closely connected with our business strategy and incorporates our five core competencies: relationships and networks, courage and candor, agility, initiative and foresight, and results orientation. The competencies are exhibited throughout our organization and are proven predictors of prospective talent’s ability to work, collaborate, and grow within our culture. When we meet people who are passionate about their work, committed to supporting our progress in Agriculture and have the right aptitude and skills, we believe that we have found a likely match for talent.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Nothing says commitment more than people serving as thought partners and leaders within in their respective discipline. Whether you are presenting at an industry conference or speaking on a panel, it is possible that someone from Monsanto is in attendance. We encourage our employees to grow their personal and professional networks, so do not hesitate to spark up a conversation with us. Our Talent Acquisition team loves referrals and will assess your background and experience for culture fit. Be prepared to illustrate your business acumen, share your commitment to professional development, and discuss how you can help achieve Monsanto's mission.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Monsanto is powered by adaptation and innovation; we have a long history as a cutting-edge science company. We are focused purely on agriculture and problems that have plagued farmers for hundreds of generations. We are bringing the science and technology of computer vision, predictive analytics, and petabyte scale DNA sequencing to predict and adapt to climate change, cut down on waste, and engineer plants resistant to insects and fungi. We are doing things like opening our software platform to work with Developers who are passionate about creating and delivering applications. From Data Scientists and Business Analysts to Chemists to Engineers, we are committed to engaging with talent that thinks differently. Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
To explore who Monsanto is, who we hire, and what types of career opportunities exist, we encourage you to visit our careers site at jobs.monsanto.com. Whether you are a recent college graduate or a tenured professional, working for Monsanto is a rewarding opportunity and we welcome you to get a feel for our culture via our website. Take the time to learn about some of our employees and the challenging work they do through their video testimonials. Be a part of the conversation by checking out our news feed, then read and comment on how we can continue to engage with our communities about sustainable agriculture.