News | June 26, 2017 | Read Time: 2 minutes
Monsanto Named A 2017 “Top Workplace” By St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Among Large Regional Employers, Sustainable Agriculture Company Ranks No. 16
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named Monsanto Company to its 2017 list of Top Workplaces. Of the top 20 St. Louis area large employers appearing on the list, Monsanto is ranked No. 16, moving up from its No. 18 ranking in 2016.
The Top Workplaces are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. The Top Workplace rankings appeared in the June 25 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“To be recognized as a Top Workplace in St. Louis is confirmation that our employees appreciate the commitment Monsanto has to its core values - work-life balance, professional development and inclusion and diversity,” said Steve Mizell, Monsanto’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “This is a great honor for our company and for our St. Louis area employees who continually, through various surveys, validate Monsanto as an employer of choice.”
“The Top Workplace award is not a popularity contest. Oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. Who’s better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture everyday—the employees.”
In recent weeks, Monsanto has been honored as a top employer by a number of third party organizations such as Computerworld, DiversityInc. and Fortune magazine. On June 21, Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant was recognized by the Glassdoor jobs website as one of its 2017 Highest Rated CEOs. Of the 100 CEOs on the list, Grant ranked No. 50.
Monsanto, headquartered in Creve Coeur, is committed to the St. Louis region. The company currently employs more than 4,100 people throughout the metropolitan area. In 2016, Monsanto and the Monsanto Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, gave more than $14 million to non-profit organizations throughout the bi-state area. Monsanto employees have also donated countless volunteer hours to a number of local charitable causes.