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Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Significant player in the printing marketplace with good benefits and salary, (in 5 reviews)

  • Laid back culture, Independence and given time to learn (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Stubborn upper management mistakes caused many people to loose their jobs (in 7 reviews)

  • there is no communication within the company, customer service has been kept in the dark (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I am loving it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner and Scheduler in Somerville, NJ
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner and Scheduler in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agfa Graphics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Different culture people so no internal politics, feel so good , really nice .huge space to work ,wast field to learn

    Cons

    No cons , management is good not know much about upper authority . Appreciate things less , need to add power plant

    Advice to Management

    Keep this kind of different culture so Proces and environment of work going smoothly


  2. "Field Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Miami, FL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Agfa Graphics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    company was a large company and paid pretty well... Good retirement package etc

    Cons

    Printing industry is a dying field...Hard to stay motivated when you see accounts closing up and low interest ...Sad

    Advice to Management

    diversify

  3. "Slowly going down the hill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Agfa Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Agfa has pretty decent benefits.

    Cons

    Top management is not grounded has lost touch with reality

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs will not improve profitability, as Agfa has reached point of diminishing return. Management must understand that now only way to improve profitability is increase top line.


  4. "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agfa Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provides car for sales force

    Cons

    Upper management is solely focused on the bottom line $. They don't care one iota about employees, The format for a "profit" is to lay off more people or move jobs to Jamaica for cheap untrained labor (customer service jobs formerly held by US workers) They lay off people every year just before the holidays. Not nice people! NEVER any raises or bonuses for sales - just "work harder" yet once you bring on a new client, it's taken away for "inhouse" so you don't make commission. Always set unattainable quotas so no one ever wins the reward trip of 3 days (which I regularly won at my last 3 jobs). Incompetent HR - always make mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Value the hard working salespeople that continue with a smile on their faces to represent the company, work hard with much unpaid work from home & on weekends. They are the reason people buy your products. Also support the sales staff with competent US customer service workers who know the product line - not poorly paid untrained workers from outside the US.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agfa Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were very nice and professional. But many of them are being laid off.

    Cons

    Upper Management is putting unrealistic goals and expectation on Accounts Managers and Technical and Support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Sales Force, Technical Support and company as a whole is understaffed. The way to grow business is not by reducing head count. You are loosing sight of your customers needs and they are noticing. Good Luck, i hope that it is not too late by the time you realize that sales has a lot to do with relationship and trust. This takes time to cultivate. But in the long run it works.


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agfa Graphics full-time

    Pros

    it is good place to work

    Cons

    i don't see cons to this company


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to learn, but only a short while."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Branchburg, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Branchburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agfa Graphics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation time, schedule flexibility. Great place to learn manufacturing environment, learn to fix older/fragile equipment, and how to make things work with little resources.

    Cons

    Very little money to spend on improvements, overbearing management team stuns any productivity, and young engineers are not valued. No communication within company. Very over-controlled manufacturing environment. No raises/bonuses. Project management is not logically organized.

    Advice to Management

    Need to value workforce more. Many times, management will take the side of other management over their operator's word in any dispute (creating animosity).

  8. "Interesting oppertunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits overall. The company offers completive salaries as compared the market place. Work environment exposes individuals to interesting technologies and offers exposure to the global market place for printing technology.

    Cons

    Working conditions not contusive to overall physical health – i.e. chemical exposure.
    Dying technology, printing business going the way of the film business.

    Advice to Management

    I would have no advice to give to management, they feel as though they have it covered. Just ask them, when they get out of the pre meeting to discuss what they are going to talk about in the next meeting.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay, hard to work with people, no respect, lots of leg pulling"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Branchburg, NJ
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Branchburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agfa Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, 4 shifts to chose from. 12 hour shift. 8 hours overtime every other week.
    Week 1: 36 hours
    Week 2: 48 hours
    Roughly: 45,000/year base pay

    Cons

    12 hours is long, lots of physical work. Some days, very smooth, other days can be hard.
    Stressful.
    NEVER do this job while going to school.............!

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairy and with respect. Experience doesn't always mean trustworthiness.


  10. "“Not what I expected”"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agfa Graphics full-time

    Pros

    No very many. Moral was down. No management at this place.

    Cons

    Before coming on board. They made it seem like this company was well established. Load of crap.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a distribution center.


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