AGCO

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AGCO Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
68 Reviews
3.3
68 Reviews
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AGCO Chairman, President, and CEO Martin H. Richenhagen
Martin H. Richenhagen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Positive overall work environment, stable industry, good overall company ethics (in 5 reviews)

  • It has good benefits, decent pay, a wide range of positions offered, some with good promotional potential, overall a great employer for the area (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior leadership is unengaged and out of touch but stays quietly behind the scenes to avoid exposure to their lack of real experience (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would describe my experience as a good one.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AGCO

    Pros

    Great benefits, medical, dental, vision
    Great PTO benefits
    Good down to earth people
    Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Management of the company has been questionable the past couple of years

    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    AGCO corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AGCO

    Pros

    Global presence, wide product line, diversity

    Cons

    confused objectives, struggling with technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pronouncements are dangerous

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    Former Employee - Strategic Commodity Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Strategic Commodity Manager in Duluth, GA

    I worked at AGCO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits are very good and complete

    Cons

    Some locations have work environments that are not pleasant. The company seemed to be ruled by pronouncements that are often ignore what is best for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to pay attention to how few people were unhappy to be let go right before the Holidays. Conversely how many were happy be given the opportunity to move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    There is something missing at this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AGCO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Top Execs do not work as a team, but rather rule their own kingdoms. As a result, it is very difficult to get anything accomplished on even a regional level let alone a global level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide if you really want to be a global company otherwise just split off the brands. For some reason this company cannot improve itself in the market...leadership is the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Under Educated Leadership

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA

    I worked at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great atmosphere to feel 'corporate america' for most employees who come from a rural background with extensive knowledge on agriculture.

    Cons

    I was verbally harassed and bullied by the management of my division. Bringing this problem to HR only seemed to make problems worse. Very glad I left before the lay-offs began. The company as a whole, under compensates for the Atlanta market and a Fortune 500 company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AGCO full-time

    Pros

    Ability to maximize your professional career

    Cons

    Not really anything, but since I have to put something I would maybe add some additional perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the employee is first.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in decline, stock trouble, needs retooling

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Duluth, GA

    I worked at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, individually
    Great corporate facility (Duluth, GA)
    Decent location for ATL (depending where one lives)
    Equipped with all the latest technology tools, gadgets

    Cons

    Silo-ed/Cocooned: Communication and collaboration are words not found in the AGCO glossary. it almost seems like every department for themselves.

    Business side Bloat: Not only are business departments massively staffed, but there seems to be excessive travel and other activities which tremendously inhibit the companies bottom line. Moreover, the overall footprint of the Duluth office seems to be excessive given the fact that NA sales contribute to about a third of the company's sales revenue.

    Accountability: The buck seems to stop no where at AGCO. Lots of fingers pointing in other directions.

    Business Vs IT: Warring factions within AGCO. Business wants to do whatever they please no matter the cost or consequences and IT wants to lock down and control every system which business owns. IT is a militia without guns with their depleted, lack of resources. It also doesn't help their cause that they are headed up by a power hungry politician and an IT bureaucrat. Business often views IT as the ugly child of the company...relationship building is challenging to say the least.

    Intense Hand Holding: AGCO probably has one of the more technically challenge business units of the Fortune 1000.

    Downturn management: AGCO lays off 200+ people the week before Thanksgiving (Nov 2014) knowing this would be imminent as far back as Spring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given the current AG manufacturing downturn, trying to bring in executive management or even private equity type folks who understand other industries. Take a lesson from the GMs, Fords and Chryslers of the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to work.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Duluth, GA

    I worked at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company values are strong. AGCO is progressing rather slowly but steadily in the right direction.
    Compensations are one of the best in agriculture industry..
    Terrific work culture, excellent work life balance, extremely multicultural.

    Cons

    People close to the CEO and senior management in corporate headquarters in Duluth predominantly play power games and at times harass the actually hardworking employees.

    Internal growth depends entirely on your rapport with powerful people, especially the Germans in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many directors and vice presidents in the company, and not all of them are effective in leadership positions...
    Excellent initiatives by Global Business Services and the company's future looks bright with the existing Senior Vice Presidents leading the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Gridlocked IT department that gets little support from business but all the blame

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Duluth, GA

    I worked at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive overall work environment, stable industry, good overall company ethics. Co-workers are friendly and everyone gets along well in corporate office and internationally.

    Cons

    Business leadership is severely outdated and does not really understand how to run an international company. This results in huge under-investment in support functions and associated problems for company operations. There are few career opportunities in IT, they hire/fire IT staff regularly and expect positive changes. Unfortunately, the business thinks regularly firing IT leadership is the way to go when business projects fail. The real cause is an underpaid, understaffed, and underfunded IT department that will not improve until the company invest in it properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some outside executive leadership from a more successful company. Act like a multinational and invest in company support infrastructure (HR, Legal, IT, etc.). Realize that IT is a business enabler, not a cost, and invest wisely and you will see profits increase through productivity and growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Its an awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hesston, KS
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hesston, KS

    I worked at AGCO as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people there are all really friendly. It was a very positive experience.

    Cons

    Kansas isn't the ideal place to live. Very boring and not a lot to do outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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