Monsanto Netherlands (NYSE:MON), a leading producer of fruit and
vegetable seeds, has been ranked 22 in the list of best large companies
to work for in the Netherlands. This list is compiled annually by the
Great Place to Work® Institute, which researches employees' level of
trust in their employers, pride in what employees do and the pleasure of
working with colleagues. More than 130 organisations participated in
this year's survey in the Netherlands.
"This award is a confirmation of our hard work in the Netherlands," says
Alexander van de Meeberg, Human Resources Lead for Monsanto Netherlands.
"It is also a compliment for the way we work and our focus on the
personal development of our employees." Van de Meeberg describes the
company culture as very open: "People enjoy the chance to engage with
important challenges for society such as food security, nutrition and
the environment and work with farmers and scientists on ways agriculture
can promote more sustainable choices," Van de Meeberg said.
"One day I'm meeting with my colleagues and the next I'm surrounded by
plants," says Marlies Valkenburg, Foundation Seed Crop Specialist. For
her colleague Mente Spanninga, Technical Development representative
Benelux, matching the goals of customers is an important incentive: "It
gives a huge boost when you show the customer the seed selection they
are looking for."
In te Netherlands Monsanto focuses primarily on the production of
vegetable seeds for greenhouses and open field use, employing 700 people
in four locations.
The final list for 2014 was announced in Amsterdam on Tuesday night.
More than 130 organisations participated in the Great Place to Work®
study in the Netherlands this year. Great Place to Work Netherlands
examines the degree of confidence, pride and pleasure within
organisations. The survey rankings are based on a combination of an
assessment of employees' responses to a survey about job satisfaction
(2/3 of the score) and responses by human resources management about the
company culture and employment policies (1/3 of the score).
Being recognized as a Great Place to Work in the Netherlands is the most
recent of several such rankings. Monsanto ranked among the top 15 large
companies to work for in Belgium and France this year according to those
countries' respective Great Place to Work rankings. In addition,
Monsanto was recognized as "One of the World 's Most Admired Companies"
by FORTUNE magazine.
About Monsanto Co.
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based
solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and
food quality. Monsanto is focused on enabling both small-holder and
large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving
more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn
more about our business and our commitments, please visit www.monsanto.fr
Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoFrance,
on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsanto.blog.com.
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