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"Great products, weak management."

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Ridgefield Park, Bergen, NJ
Former Employee - Account Executive in Ridgefield Park, Bergen, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Best printing products.
Very supportive technical staff.
Top notch customer service department.
Company car and expenses all paid by company.
Great service department.
Company contribution to 401 (k).

Cons

When Agfa bought its largest distributor and merged the businesses in Jan 2011 it fired many Agfa sales people and technicians. At the same time Agfa created 5 new VP positions and filled them with mostly people outside of Agfa. Each VP has its own product group and field staff. This created product "silos." There was no "dotted line" created connecting the silos resulting in confusion and poor cooperation at the sales and distribution levels. As sales dropped and quotas were not met Agfa management improved the bottom line by firing more sales people. With fewer sales people sales continued to drop and Agfa fired more salespeople, etc. etc.

Advice to Management

Agfa will continue to lose market share if it maintains its current course. National accounts and large commercial accounts will switch brands because they are accustomed to onsite sales and tech support that is no longer available. Dealer reps are stretched too thin to be effective and will leave voluntarily or get fired as regions are consolidated.

Other Employee Reviews for Agfa Graphics

  1. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Somerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The scope of work and opportunities exist if you want them

    Cons

    Some areas in dark ages.


  2. "Ok Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield Park, Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgefield Park, Bergen, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are friendly are the best and in some departments very family like environments....Benefts are fair..Good place to get started...but for motivated career driven folks not a whole lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Very large goals, not enough people to do the work in some cases... Very sales and bottom line focussed. If you are not in a sales role, god bless you as there is very little hope of getting a raise or substantial promotion. HR dept is unsophisticated for a company of this size...Very conservative with regards to marketing itself, which is a shame because Agfa makes extremely good products

    Advice to Management

    Promote and reward results in all departments not just sales. Give credit where its due...

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