AGCO Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
55 Reviews
3.8
55 Reviews
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AGCO Chairman, President, and CEO Martin H. Richenhagen
Martin H. Richenhagen
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Environment ,Billing rate May be if you are full time employee it will be good (in 4 reviews)

  • Extremely good benefits exist, very professional and knowledgeable management (in 3 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    AGCO Marketing Internship

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    Former Employee - Pricing Intern in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Pricing Intern in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Fascinating industry.
    Ample resources to perform projects.
    Poised for growth, so it feels like a startup.
    Great location and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Getting back to AGCO has been a challenge.
    Internal data management capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with lower level employees more often. Break the barrier.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for with opportunities for advancement

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly, vertical and/or horizontal progression for growth and there are numerous outlets for training and self advancement programs. Provides tuition reimbursement and prioritizes employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Some departments do not have a structured progression path which can lead to a stunted career growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great ideas, poor execution is my experience at AGCO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong will to gain market share in ag industry, decent pay, decent benefits, opportunities to move up in career, and constant facility upgrades

    Cons

    Rarely follow through on changes and fall back into old traps, crazy work hours with inconsistent times,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians. It seemed like I was being told what to do from many different people, but had no to help to accomplish the task effectively. They were terrible at following through on new initiatives, meaning we were always starting some sort of quality or continuous improvement program, yet over time they would fall by the way side and we'd slip back into the old way of doing things with the same old problems.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great AG company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AGCO

    Pros

    Have a wide range of products and brands.

    Cons

    Don't have the global travel opportunities I was looking for.

  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great benefits.

    Cons

    laid back, lack of processes, senior management is not competent.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Too much work required, and you get paid nothing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MN

    I worked at AGCO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learnt a lot in this company. Used this experience very well for career advancement. Work here for 1.5-3 years and move on.

    Cons

    Too much work was given and there were no returns. You don't even get a pat in the back, forget about a raise. Someone else will take credit for your work. Also, Diversity pretty much absent in this place as opposed to other major companies. Most people are great but unfortunately those that matter are bad to deal with. Unless you belong to the upper manager's university club, just learn and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit to the people. Especially at this location, which is in the middle of nowhere. Improve your designs. As compared to deere and cnh, agco designs look old

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Family friendly environment with a mix of good and bad

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hesston, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hesston, KS

    I have been working at AGCO full-time

    Pros

    Management is actively employing a system whereby communication is maximized across the facility. You can see that they are actively trying to let everyone know that they matter to the bottom line. Also the work environment is very encouraging and innovation is highly prized..... as long as safety is not compromized

    Cons

    Projects and issues are given attainment targets that are sometimes difficult and impossible to meet and it makes for a difficult team environment. There are also numerous positions that are filled with people who have years experience with the company but are not necessarily qualified for that job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is moving in the right direction with its renewed focus on Quality but it needs to go further to truly overtake the juggernaut that is Deere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive relationships, innovative and focused across all divisions, global IT department understaffed worn out.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AGCO as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at AGCO feel like a team, are cooperative and open to supporting you instead of saying "it's not my job". The company is focused and creates great products in all its farming and grain storage lines. It is embracing technology in powerful ways for the farmers. The leadership does focus on the company's mission and there aren't a lot of ego's trying to make power plays.

    Cons

    The company is has a very conservative culture and they don't take easily to change. AGCO has been created from a lot of acquisitions and years after those acquisitions, there are segments of the company that still identify with the original company. Leadership roles are primarily held by white men. The IT department is understaffed and cannot meet the demands of the Business Units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create Disaster Recovery Sites for all your regions. Create and support career advancement paths for your staff instead of leaving them in the same role for years. Continue to lead in the technological innovation for your products. Get rid of HP as your hosting support and build your own team to do it. You will be amazed how much more quickly work gets done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok opportunity for short term growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at AGCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and try to build things from the ground up. Able to create things because the company is newer.

    Cons

    Senior leadership either doesn't know or doesn't care about what really is going on in their function.
    No clear career paths - only a select group of individuals advance.
    Company operates as several small companies- none are aligned.
    Many projects - not enough resources to complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what's really going on in your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    You'll learn a lot, but be ready for corporate mismanagement and red tape

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL

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

    Pros

    The company has a great healthcare package with HSA funding. You do have the opportunity to travel with the company, either to farm shows, down to corporate in Duluth, GA or to dealer business meetings. Exposure to interesting products. Generally speaking, this is a 8:30-5 position. Some departments and managers are great to work with and for. There are a number of knowledgeable people about the industry. Great on-boarding process upon hiring. Opportunities to get promoted within the division or down to corporate. You can learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    There is no sense of community within the division. Besides a summer company picnic, a holiday "party" (just mediocre catered food in the break room), and a weight loss challenge, there isn't really anything that encourages employees to interact with each other.

    Division is seen as a step-child to corporate and is treated as such. Business is completely dependent on the weather and sales forecasts are not adjusted for weather conditions; growth is measured monthly instead of looking at the long term (year long) growth. This leads to budget cuts during slow months to help meet numbers, but then excessive spending during good months.

    Employment seems to be a revolving door -- both with resignations and layoffs due to financials during bad months. VP position seems to be a temporary until promoted to a corporate position with 3 VP's in 4 years.

    The organization is also extremely out of touch with it's end users. A lot of money is spent on product development without actually talking to the end user to see how they feel and what they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on increasing employee morale. Simple things like more company wide events, a small workout room with showers to relieve stress during breaks, and an option to work at home once or twice per month would do wonders. When there was a huge snow storm last winter with negative 40 deg wind chills, HR sent an email out saying that there was no formal work at home policy and that you were expected to report in to work. If you increase the employee morale and provide a little more flexibility, you'll retain more employees.

    Also, have actual employees get out into the field and talk to the dealers and end customers. There's a huge gap between what management thinks they should do and what they should really do. Throwing money at a problem only puts a temporary fix on it but doesn't solve the overlaying issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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