Syngenta Named Top Ag Employer in 2017 Science Careers Survey

Treating employees with respect, being socially responsible and having loyal employees are among the strengths cited.
Syngenta Top Ag Employer 2017

Syngenta ranked in the top 20 among the world’s leading biotech employers, in an annual survey conducted by Science magazine. The company placed 12th out of 20 employers listed in the survey, which garnered more than 7,000 responses worldwide.

The Science Careers Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and related industries. Respondents to the web-based survey were asked to rate companies based on 23 characteristics. The top three characteristics for Syngenta were treating employees with respect, being socially responsible and having loyal employees.

“This is a tumultuous time for the ag industry, where we as a company rely fully on the continued creativity and dedication of our people to deliver innovation into the hands of farmers around the world,” said Michiel van Lookeren Campagne, Ph.D., head of global seeds research, Syngenta. “We are very happy that despite these challenges, we have been able to maintain our reputation as a great place to work. This is absolutely essential for sustaining our innovation leadership in the industry.”

Syngenta is a leading innovator and collaborator in plant genetics, with biotechnology and seeds research operations based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., and Beijing, China.

A robust R&D investment and pipeline enables Syngenta researchers to develop seed trait technologies that are beneficial to farmers, consumers and the future of agriculture. These efforts also help Syngenta deliver on The Good Growth Plan, the company’s global framework of sustainability commitments that include making crops more efficient.

This year marks the eighth year Syngenta has ranked as one of the top 20 best biotech companies to work for worldwide.