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DeKalb Genetics Corporation (often stylized DEKALB; formerly DeKalb Agricultural Association and DEKALB AgResearch) was a diversified company headquartered in DeKalb, Illinois that marketed agricultural seeds and other products. DeKalb Genetics Corporation was purchased by the Monsanto Company in 1998 and has been owned since 2017 by Bayer. The DeKalb seed business, the DEKALB brand, and the winged ear logo are now owned and managed by Bayer.

DeKalb has a toxic working environment, low salary, and no room to grow, an ex-employee shared a review at

"Too much of staff turnover. A lot of difference between people and everyone has a hard time getting along. The salary wasn't where I needed it to be. No room to grow."


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Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) says

"The management is incompetent and only care about their bonus checks, too much forced overtime so don't plan on having a life. There is way too much favoritism by the supervisors and you have to watch your back because of their snitches and they will retaliate against you. Cons: management, no life"

pakowacz (Former Employee) says

"Nie są przestrzegane podstawowe zasady bezpieczeństwa i jest ciągle wykorzystywanie ludzi. Kierownik ma w dupie wszystko i idzie na papierosa, gdy przerwa zaczyna się za godzinę. Mnóstwo konfidentów i fałszywych osób, które psują atmosferę w pracy. Praca jest nudna i słabo płatna. Cons: Brak szacunku dla pracowników, niska płaca, mobbing, ciągły stres i nerwy w pracy, wykorzystywanie pracwoników"

Material Handler (Former Employee) says

"I started working here through a temp service. My attendance was superb I even came in to work on my days off. Right before my conversion date they hired a Muslim named Muhammad who fired me because I’m gay but stated it was because of my work performance. Nobody backed me because I was a temp. Cons: Co workers"

Slitter Operator (Former Employee) says

"they don't care about your life outside of work.. you might as well plan on not making plans.. Cons: management"

Contract Engineer with Esolvit (Former Employee) says

"After completing my upgrade, it took function test 1.5 years to conclude their ongoing system tests. Insulted by team leaders daily. Hired to improve the process yet when I spoke up, was beat down by team leaders daily. Cons: Only my first manager believed in me."

Agency forklift driver (Former Employee) says

"I was sacked and escorted off the premises for allegedly being aggressive to a contractor which was not true but wasnt given any chance to prove it wasnt me"

Especialista de Producto (Former Employee) says

"Es una empresa que no valora a sus empleados, los trata pésimamente y se excusa en que son subcontratados, cuando renuncias hablan mal de ti para no liquidarse, fue la peor experiencia de mi vida como trabajador ,después de mi renuncia los otros 3 especialistas también renunciaron por el pésimo trato"

maintenance (Former Employee) says

"management completely incompetent, the worst place i've ever worked. terrible hr department, vindictive and petty. the managers at that company are without a doubt the most narcicistic people i've ever met."

Analyst/Developer (Former Employee) says

"best work counts for nothing. After 22 years, trained my replacement in India, then was laid off with non-compete rules. Rehired as "consultant" at 1/3 the cost"

Operations Manager (Current Employee) says

"Been with 3M for 12 years. Used to be a good place to work. Now all they care about is shareholders and cycle times. Safety and employees come last. I would look for a smaller company if searching. This company will leave you depressed daily and missing your family. Poor management and supervision."

Production Operator (Former Employee) says

"Working at the Brockville 502 3M plant felt like a prison sentence."

Mechanical Assembler/ Duo Flow Machine Operator (Former Employee) says

"Working at 3M for the first 2 months was Challenging and stimulating to my brain Management changed training new hires being a temp not making production Quota perfoming duties in the cell and not being properly compensated"

Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Management is untrustworthy. Job security is low. Stress is high. Reviews process is subjective. Morale is very low. Vision is not communicated and changes often. Cons: low employee morale"

E-commerce marketing (Former Employee) says

"Almost feels like there is a group of evil people running the show from HR to management. Either it’s their way or you are out."

Marketing/Administrative (Former Employee) says

"Expected to work 7 days a week and bring phones home daily. Office hours are from 11:30-5 pm expected to answer phones from 9am-9pm, and only make commission on calls taken if an appointments set. Other employees purposely set new employees up to fail by tampering with company phones and get away with it. The hours and pay do not equal out. Cons: Dealing with unprofessional coworkers."

Senior sale manager (Former Employee) says

"They are not focused on what they have to do and how to do , which make difficult for the person who is working there . They hired people without planning."

National Sales Head (Former Employee) says

"Company does not explain the job profile properly. Gives you an actual job different from the one explained during interviews. The job given to me was completely different from the one explained at the time of joining. To crown it all, had a terrible micro managing boss who did not understand the business needs."

jours Conseiller Bancaire (Former Employee) says

"Ambiance de travail médiocre,manque de considération en vers les salarier, système de management très médiocre;Poste travail pas confortable Cons: trop de dictature"

supervisor tradicional (Former Employee) says

"no posee procesos internos de mejor."

Assembler (Current Employee) says

"If you want to look for a full -time direct hiring job, don't think you can get it through Volts - 3M agency. They promise to you many good things to get you in only."


"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments Cons: Biased towards certain employees. Horrific HR practices. No upward mobility plans or raises."

Current Employee - Account Manager says

"I have been working at Dekalb Office Environments full-time for more than a year Cons: Management is messy. They can't quite figure out who they are as a company. The are VERY rigid and process oriented; lacking creativity. They will not support you when you are overloaded they just expect you to figure it out; even if it is something you have been communicating for quite some time. You will not get the help that you need. I feel like they don't care as much about the person that works for them and more just someone (anyone) to complete the work. They don't value their employees strengths. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work here; it is just too unorgainzied. Very little opportunity to grow. There is high turn-over in this position because they work their employees to burnout."

Former Employee - Account Executive says

"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Very Poor management, low pay, constantly changing comp plan, terrible benefits, no respect or appreciation for employees. This company has a high turnover and management doesn’t care. Several managers have openly said they don’t need salespeople, Steelcase sells itself. Little efface on the customer. The company makes money by cutting costs."

Former Employee - Account Executive says

"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments full-time Cons: Super low pay considering the hours required, comp plan always changing for the worse, all about the PROCESS and NOT the CUSTOMER. Avoid if in sales!"

Former Employee - Sales Director says

"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments full-time Cons: Lack of effective leadership, do not "walk the walk"."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Dekalb Office Environments full-time Cons: Unprofessional in handling HR matters. Terrible compensation packages. Benefits leave much to be desired. Not trustworthy."

Current Employee - Project Manager says

"I have been working at Dekalb Office Environments full-time for more than 3 years Cons: you never get raises and no contribution to 401k"

Former Employee - Administrative says

"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments full-time for more than a year Cons: under-paid for industry cut throat management long and hard hours tight deadlines"

Former Employee - Account Manager says

"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments full-time Cons: Zero transparency and minimal communication from mgmt. Impossible bonus structures. There was also a ton of changes that were rapidly occurring when I left such as dress code being more strict and the team structures keep changing."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Dekalb Office Environments full-time Cons: No upward mobility, not challenging work, their processes keep getting changed because they haven't figured out how to best make them work"

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