AGCO Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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AGCO Chairman, President, and CEO Martin H. Richenhagen
Martin H. Richenhagen
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Pros
  • Also the work environment is very encouraging and innovation is highly prized (in 5 reviews)

  • Terrific work culture, excellent work life balance, extremely multicultural (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior leadership either doesn't know or doesn't care about what really is going on in their function (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AGCO full-time

    Pros

    Great company value and high quality products. Plenty of work and great travel opportunities. Work environment is great. Not much micromanagement.

    Cons

    Severe disconnect between senior management and actual workers. Advancement is not offered to people that are successful in their roles and people are promoted from organizations that are not even relevant to the organization that they are leading. A lot of projects and not a lot of realistic planning or expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Look inside existing teams for your leaders. The very ones that can fix the issues are the ones being limited by existing management. Managers and Sr Managers should spend some time finding out what their teams and directs do and find ways to encourage growth and not waste time reinventing the wheel.


  2. Data Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Make an impact early in career

    Cons

    Poor on-boarding process for new employees or transitioning to new role


  3. Poor Engineering Practices

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hesston, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hesston, KS
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AGCO full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefit. Tuition reimbursement. Relaxed work environment. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    There is no real management for engineering development projects Always following what the competition is doing


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Good People and poor professional IT practices

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AGCO (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company itself is a very good place to work. Staff all over the world are nice and willing to work with you. There is very little of the "not my responsibility" attitude. AGCO is excelling in it electronics packages for its products and it is leading the way for the industry. Pay seems to be about average for the industry. Within the IT department, there are a lot of good, well intended professionals. There is very little ego at play within management which is very refreshing. They are working at becoming more mature in their organization and processes. The effort to round up all the global acquisitions and move them away from their local processes and command structure to apply global standards and global change management is beginning to pay dividends.

    Cons

    The agricultural industry took a nasty hit in 2014 and the 2015 budget is tight so salary offers may reflect the reduced budget. The IT department is reclusive with very few social events. If it weren't for the CIO, Sheryl Bunton, leading a social gathering, many of us would have never been introduced to 3/4 of the other IT staff. IT is understaffed, overburdened and not adequately trained to keep up with all of the technologies and systems that IT or the Business purchase and put into production. The PMO was placed under Architecture due to 2014 layoffs and PMs and mid and upper level managers waste hours every week supporting review processes which provide little value. The recently approved move to SAP is slowing gaining momentum and is still in its infancy. In five years I have seen few internal promotions. The annual appraisal system is like most corporations. No one can provide objective criteria for scoring top rankings so no one ever does.

    Advice to Management

    Your IT staff cannot support everything you have in place so expect major outages when something breaks that cannot be fixed because no one knows how to fix it. Your IT Security team is way understaffed. Introduce your teams to each other and have some fun outside of work. Understand and track the total life cycle costs of your systems instead of only seeing what the upfront capital costs are.


  6. Great people - awful Senior Management group

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some outstanding people working for this company. The industry, while experiencing some struggles, the company is focusing on new products and technology innovations. The benefits are also good

    Cons

    Not so nice CEO and senior management are weak at best. Managing by bullying. No succession planning and no-where too early through promotion. HR dysfunctional

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and don't manage by "Do as I say not as I do"


  7. Best part-time job with full-time benefits

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Hesston, KS
    Current Employee - Assembler in Hesston, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits. when you get to work and make money at least.

    Cons

    upper management has not clue what goes on past the numbers their software generates. Unsteady work hours


  8. Intersystems - Trying to keep the small company atmosphere after being purchased

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AGCO full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible and supportive; room for upward momentum and they like to hire from within. Your experience may depend on what area you work in and who your supervisor is. Some are very engaged while others tend not to assert themselves. Much more rigidity on the manufacturing floor however, understandably.

    Cons

    Employees are very unhappy with being purchased by a Fortune 500 company, adjusting to new product lines and much more micromanagement, jumping through hoops for small things, etc. Only two of the 5 execs have been there for longer than 2 years, so there's not many in charge any more who remember what the company used to be like.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees as much as you do the faraway micromanagers and share holders, and you should be fine. Start developing your sales people, fast, or you'll be lost.


  9. Cube Monkey

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    Former Employee - Cube Monkey in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Cube Monkey in Batavia, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, cool industry, I used to toke up in the bathroom during lunch.

    Cons

    Too many computer systems make it challenging to obtain data

    Advice to Management

    Provide stock incentives


  10. Great!!!

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, Team spirit, Family oriented

    Cons

    Silos, Favortism, compensation can be low

    Advice to Management

    Invest in current staff


  11. Very nice company

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Batavia, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people encouraging environment learning experience is very good good management

    Cons

    less salary than the competitors



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