Why I love being part of Monsanto

Recently, I was in the middle of a critical project discussion, the results of which had to be delivered to our company’s vice-president at the end of the day. In the midst of the conversation, my phone began to beep. It was my wife, and I knew it was urgent.

The previous evening, my 20-month-old son had contracted fever and I needed to leave office immediately to take him to the doctor. Fortunately, it turned out to be a fever that’s common among kids in the winter.

As soon as I was done with the doctor, I completed my part of the project. The company was completely understanding and gave me the space to meet my family responsibilities.

This was just one of several occasions when Monsanto has put me first. Over the years, I’ve understood why Monsanto is a great place to work at. At the start of my career, I wondered why Monsanto lay such emphasis on all-round development of employees. I’ve been with Monsanto for eight years during which I’ve witnessed the creation of a strong, positive work culture, safety of products and people, a robust employee engagement programme, emphasis on skill development and a feedback mechanism. We’ve also been provided mentors so we can carve out a smooth career path.

I am not surprised my company was ranked eighth among the 25 best multinationals by the Great Place to Work survey in 2014. I am sure we will top the list in the coming years buy esay.

The work environment motivates us to challenge ourselves to achieve more. We invest time in celebrating our success in a fun-filled way. Below is a collage of celebrations from various events.

I am proud to be part of Monsanto.

By Vighnesha Adiga, Competitive Intelligence Platform Manager, Monsanto Research Centre – Bangalore

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