Monsanto has always embraced innovation and always focused on helping to make a better world. You can see it in our groundbreaking products and in our dynamic environment where your skills and your career can grow and develop. We know that every day, new ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. At Monsanto you'll be respected, you'll contribute to the bottom line and you'll help farmers feed the world.
Career Development & Growth Opportunities
From your first day on the job you'll be expected to learn, contribute and grow your career. We believe that to progress as a company, we must help each individual progress. Your performance is measured and rewarded on an ongoing basis through our innovative Development, Performance and Rewards (DPR) process. Goal setting, coaching and feedback are essential components of DPR. You'll also find plenty of continuous professional growth and development through a variety of technical, professional and managerial seminars, conferences and continuing education.
Make Your Mark by Making a Difference
Twenty years from now, the earth's population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. Our investments in research have led to real advancements in agricultural technology that will lead to healthier, hardier crops for farmers around the world. At the same time we are reducing agriculture's impact on the planet. At Monsanto you'll be part of a sustainable company focused on reducing our environmental impact and promoting conservation.
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a publicly traded American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is a leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. Monsanto is also a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed.
It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s it was a leading manufacturer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. It remained one of the top 10 U.S. chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology. Monsanto was named Forbes "Company of the Year" in 2010, and in 2012 was 10th on Forbes' list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies".
Notable achievements by Monsanto as a chemical company included the awarding of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to William S. Knowles for his research (with Ryōji Noyori) on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation performed at Monsanto from the 1960s to 1986 and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs). Monsanto also was a leading manufacturer of controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs which were used as electrical insulators, and the defoliant Agent Orange.
As a biotech company, Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, along with three academic teams, announced in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, which it did in 1987. [Source: Wikipedia]