Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 25

Monsanto

St Louis, Mo. [North Central]
http://www.monsanto.com
http://www.monsanto.com/careers

Why you want to work there

At this St. Louis-based biotechnology giant, IT is fully embedded with the business. Monsanto will soon launch its first IT-driven product platform, Integrated Farming Systems, which uses proprietary algorithms to help farmers decide which seeds to plant in which parts of their fields. The St. Louis headquarters offers on-site child care and medical, dining and fitness facilities. Staffers interested in professional development can take advantage of IT-specific leadership training opportunities developed in-house.

Editor's note: A data sorting error caused an incorrect rank by company size for Monsanto to appear when the chart below was first published. The error has been corrected.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 14

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 10,127

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 847

IT employee turnover in 2012: 11%

IT promotions in 2012: 7%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $1,087

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 37%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 35%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 37%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 19%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 29%