Applying a digital skillset in a new sector

As someone with a project management and marketing background, Shannon Wong was looking for a new challenge away from the industry she was previously involved in. When she came across a job posting with Syngenta, learning about agriculture sparked her interest.

Shannon Wong

She joined the company at the start of 2022 as part of the digital marketing team.

Shannon shares her Syngenta experience.

What was your first impression of the company?
After meeting individuals on other teams, a few things stood out. Syngenta has a very high employee retention rate; there are several individuals who have worked here for many years, some for 20-30 years. To me, this is a great indication of how Syngenta cares about their employees. I also found that all employees had opportunities to grow within the company and work in different positions.

What made you choose Syngenta?
I chose Syngenta for the employee benefits and the work life balance. I received job offers from other companies, but ultimately decided Syngenta was the best fit for me. I highly value when companies show how much they care about their employees, and I was impressed when I learned more about the company’s benefits. A few worth mentioning:

  • A very generous vacation policy at six weeks plus personal days
  • Flexible benefit programs, including a wellness account, volunteer days, donation matching and other perks/discounts
  • Pension plan
How would you describe your experience at Syngenta?
The culture at Syngenta is a great; everyone is friendly, supportive, has strong teamwork ethic, and most importantly fosters an environment where I’m comfortable expressing myself.

What motivates you want to continue working here?
Syngenta is a global company and I have seen individuals from Canada have opportunities to work in other teams in Europe and the US. Seeing how much I can accomplish and where my career at Syngenta will take me is exciting.

Why would someone consider working with Syngenta? 
My family and friends say it’s “too good to be true” and envy me when I explain what it’s like working at Syngenta. If you value a flexible work life and want opportunities to advance your career, this is the place for you.

If Syngenta Canada sounds like a workplace where you could grow, we invite you to visit our career portal to see what opportunities are currently available. 

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