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"Great products and support staff. Poor management. Unfocused marketing department."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Executive
Former Employee - Account Executive
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Best printing products in the industry.
Top notch customer service staff.
Technical staff very sales supportive.
Responsive to sales requirements and will do what it takes to get/retain customers.
Average benefits package.
401(k) matching contribution.
Company car and all expenses paid.

Cons

After laying off dozens of top sales people and support staff Agfa added 5 senior VP's. This made the sales dept very "top heavy" and unorganized.
No opportunity for advancement within company.
My territory increased and workload increased with no added compensation. One manager told me that my cost of living increase was "you are lucky to have a job."
Sales force spends too much time doing sales reports for management. This cuts into face-to-face time with customers.
Sales micro-managed which did not increase sales but was more management for management's sake. No feedback that helped in sales process.

Advice to Management

Agfa has the best products on the market but no one seems to know it. Products are treated as commodities. Agfa could really differentiate itself by better marketing.

Other Employee Reviews for Agfa

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Evaluation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Délégué Syndical in Mortsel (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Délégué Syndical in Mortsel (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Agfa-Gevaert donne encore toujhours une stabilité d'emploi et une rémuneration valable,
    l'entente collegiale existe encore toujours.

    Cons

    il n'y a plus grande chance de faire carriere comme dans le passé, le dure labeur n'est plus récompensé et les postes importants sont "réservés" aux petits amis.

    Advice to Management

    Redevenir Social comme du temps de Gevaert NV, meilleure consultation avec Syndicats.Le conseil d'entreprise devrait oser prendre des risques pour pouvoir assurer le futur!


  2. "Goed bedrijf" "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical support-engineer in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Technical support-engineer in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Belonend, bereid om werknemers op te leiden

    Rewarding, willing to educate employees

    Cons

    Moeilijk om nieuwe ideeën aan te brengen

    Standaard nadelen van een bedrijf

    Veel werk

    Hard to bring in new ideas
    standard cons of a company
    a lot of work


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