Agility Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
25 Reviews

3.0
25 Reviews
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Agility Chairman and Managing Director Tarek Abdul Aziz Sultan Al-Essa
Tarek Abdul Aziz Sultan Al-Essa
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  1.  

    He has a plan, but I am not sure if enough time was taken to put the plan together to make sure it will work.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Agility

    Pros

    You get to learn about the Logistics industry inside-out. Pretty easy to make a career as long as you are willing to work hard, and by hard I mean long hours and show commitment.

    Cons

    Long hours, too much work for too few people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more support in terms of admin. support or more coordinators.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not employee friendly

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    Former Employee - N/A  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX

    I worked at Agility full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employees are nice to work with

    Cons

    Don't value employees worth or offer any help for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of Change

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agility

    Pros

    good balance of work/personal life, flexible schedules

    Cons

    uninformed management, low pay for job duties, constantly changing rules/regulations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

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  5.  

    Good company put the sales focus is confused

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA

    I worked at Agility

    Pros

    Great global presence with a lot of potential. Friendly atmosphere and people are welling to help make the job fun.

    Cons

    Lack of communication for the new hires. The on boarding process was not existent. Lot of communication confusion between the layers of management and the overall direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a sales plan build for long term growth. Build the infrastructure to support your new reps.
    It's a great company and with the right direction it can become a top player in the US market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working hard does not necessarily make the company successful. Many good people in wrong positions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Agility

    Pros

    - Flexible time off policies (floater holidays, generous annual vacation/sick time)
    - Above industry average pay for most positions
    - Most employees and management had good intentions
    - Good day to day office environment

    Cons

    - Verbal and written agreements not always coming to fruition
    - Unwillingness to make a decision by leadership
    - Corporate politics
    - Not enough business diversification
    - Lack of information and strategic direction from executive team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never make a promise you cannot deliver on. Employees would rather hear the truth and deal with reality then get their hopes up and disappointed later. Good intentions only get you so far. Bad decision making hurts both short and long term health of the company.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agility... Beware.

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    Former Employee - Operations Office  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Office in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Agility

    Pros

    Learning experience, thrown right in.. little management support unless you create your own supportive relationships.

    Cons

    Little respect given for hard work, high turnover (including management), problems fixed from above rather than from ground (source), unclear job expectations, operational compliance issues not considered priorities, fend for yourself environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Earn the trust of your operations staff so they tell you the truth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Agility, agile but too volatile

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible company and lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    too volatile, senior management not taking the right decisions to move to next step. Working Processes not aligned

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good ideas, poor execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agility

    Pros

    Has a global network of own-offices. Has a well-meaning and committed senior management.
    One of the more risk-tolerant freight businesses which gets into revenue areas others shun.

    Cons

    Policies change with the wind. Poor communication to lower levels of the organisation means mixed messages. Frightening inability to motivate and retain key talent, most of which has faded away over the past few years and not surprisingly has resurfaced in the competition. Big legal issue with US Govt never settled properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be tough in your decision making - pick a course and stay it.
    Be creative in your people development and retention.
    Without these two things you will not be successful, period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solution Design

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    Current Employee - Head of Solution  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Head of Solution in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Agility full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global top 10 logistics service provider.

    Cons

    People shall be invested and trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Accountant

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Erbil (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Erbil (Iraq)

    I have been working at Agility full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Career Growth And Better Prospect

    Cons

    Really enjoying working with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    supportive and encouraging

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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