AGCO

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AGCO Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.4 47 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

AGCO Chairman, President, and CEO Martin H. Richenhagen

Martin H. Richenhagen

(21 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Positive relationships, innovative and focused across all divisions, global IT department understaffed worn out.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementCreate 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok opportunity for short term growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Duluth, GA

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

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementFind out what's really going on in your organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Batavia, IL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementWork 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Preferred employer in the industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly ethical, fanily friendly, strong values. Many career opportunities Great benefits

    ConsSalary offered could be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depends on where you are in your career...

    Solution Architect (Current Employee) Duluth, GA

    ProsLaid back but that all depends on what matters to you and how you value your work ethic.

    ConsDeep lack of knowledge of current technology. Senior leadership is unengaged and out of touch but stays quietly behind the scenes to avoid exposure to their lack of real experience. If you just want a place to collect a check and pass the buck onto those who care, this could be your next retirement spot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust retire....please!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    fair to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslearn a lot, good opportunities

    Conschanging management, work politics

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    Wonderful place to start a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople are really nice. Very diversified environment and culture. Treat employees very well.

    ConsSometime lack of entrepreneurship. Also, because it is a company build up from several garbage companies, the conflict can be seen on products, idea, strategy, brand...everywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to rethink the brand strategy and group all available resources to the same direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I really enjoyed my time at AGCO. The staff was very "corporate" and that took some adjustment, but otherwise great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExtremely good benefits exist, very professional and knowledgeable management. For engineers, this is a growing company that has many opportunities. If a person does not have an engineering background, promotions are difficult

    ConsI was not as acclimated to a more red-tape, "corporate" environment and that was an adjustment. The hiring process is extremely slow, but the company was thorough and looking for the right people.

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    Great life learning experience

    Former Employee (Former Employee) Duluth, GA

    ProsGreat opportunity to work with a great company.

    ConsSome parts of management are horrific!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved in with your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    pleasant place to work yes

    Quality Control (Former Employee) Panama City, FL

    Prosfun and engaging for all

    Consboring as can be sometimes

    Advice to Senior Managementmore popcorn

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