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59. Monsanto

Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 59 (Previous rank: N.A.)
What makes it so great?
Despite vociferous protests by activists about its genetically modified seeds, employees say they are proud to work for a company they see as feeding the world.
Headquarters: 800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
2008 revenue ($ millions): 11,365
Website: www.monsanto.com

Is Monsanto a great employer, or what?
Monsanto stats
U.S. employees 10,772
Employees outside U.S. 12,381
New jobs (1 year) 545
% job growth (1 year) 5%
% voluntary turnover 2%
Applicants 48,396
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 383
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Research & Development
Most common job (hourly):
Manufacturing & Production
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 23%
% women 33%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 69
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 69
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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