Q 1: Summarize the key points of your company’s strategy. A 1: Delta and Pine Land (D&PL) Company is a leading cotton and soybean breeder. D&PL's research facilities are located in the United States, China, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Greece, and Spain. Company headquarters are located in the delta region of Scott, Mississippi, 15 miles north of Greenville, Mississippi. A childhood friend was employed there as a Database Manager at the company headquarters. A few key points that discovered about Delta and Pine Land Company during our interview session were: •
Prominence – Delta and Pine Land Company made it their main effort to recruit and retain their top employees. Delta and Pine Land Company total compensation package was ranked the best for the most part in that geographical location. While some packages were similar, there were competitive packages for all employees from management to the lowest skill set employee in the plant.
Hierarchy – There was a significant variance in pay based on which department an employee worked in or occupation they held. It was stated during the interview that “The salary of the vice president of his department was significantly higher than his salary as the database manager”
Competitiveness - Delta and Pine Land Company Compensation packages were exceptionally competitive on the outside for this delta region geographical location.
Employee Contributions – Delta and Pine Land Company offered some individual-based performance pay for a selected group of employee one group being the agronomists. The vast majority of all other employees expected bonuses based off Delta and Pine Land Company annual overall performance. .
Q2: What are the key differences compared to the strategies of Microsoft and SAS?
A2: Delta and Pine Land (D&PL) Company is more equivalent to Microsoft than SAS in general. One of the most notable differences between D&PL and both Microsoft and SAS is line ownership....
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