Monsanto is one of the 130 Best Companies to Work for in Brazil, according to a survey by the global research firm Great Place to Work®, which has conducted this survey in Brazil for 17 years.
In 2013, 1.095 companies were evaluated in Brazil and Monsanto won the 10th place in the category “Large” (70 companies with over 1000 employees). The other categories are “Medium and Small Multinational Companies” (30 companies, 100-999 employees) and “Medium and Small National Companies” (30 companies, 100-999 employees). Monsanto Brazil is also one of six companies named to the list for 14 consecutive years.
The awards ceremony was held Aug. 19 at Espaço das Américas in São Paulo.
Conducted in partnership with Época magazine (published by Editora Globo), the survey was completed by two million employees to assess five dimensions of people management; similar surveys are also conducted in 49 countries. The five dimensions are fairness, pride, credibility, respect, and friendship. According to the study methodology, the good practices that build trust among employees in business are inspiring, talking, listening, thanking, developing, caring, hiring, celebrating, and sharing. Monsanto received 77 points, exceeding the general average of 72 points.
For Rodrigo Santos, Monsanto Brazil lead, being ranked as a best company for 14 years is a great recognition. “Winning this award one more year gives us great pride and reflects the unity and commitment of our people to develop sustainable and innovative agricultural solutions that bring tangible benefits to society,” he says.
The recognition highlights Monsanto’s efforts to create an increasingly better working environment. “It is very gratifying to receive this award. At Monsanto, we always try to listen to employees and be attentive to their needs. We have a culture of openness and balance, which facilitates the exchange of ideas among all teams,” says Carlos Brito, Human Resources director.
Eduardo Bezerra, Finance and Corporate Strategy director for Monsanto Brazil and an employee for 15 years, notes the importance of the award. “Being among the best companies to work for the 14th consecutive year strengthens Monsanto’s leadership which, through its 2,667 employees, serves their customers with excellence and expertise,” he says.
In 2012, the Great Place to Work® program increased the number of companies included in the national ranking in Brazil. From the 30 cited in 1997 to the current 130, the survey has demonstrated the increasing difficulty of remaining in the top ranking. On average, 30 percent of companies do not remain on the list. A complete list of the best companies will be published in Época magazine for the Guide Great Place to Work 2013/2014.
Photograph by Vera Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.