Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – February 18, 2019
AGCO/GSI is a decent place for an entry level welder or anyone working in manufacturing but don't expect and career advancement or good raises. They have really good benefits and great PTO. One thing I always enjoyed was being able to get off with just a 24 hour notice if needed.
This place is high stress, very poorly unorganized scheduling, the demands that are put on the workers are unreasonable to the people who work on the production floor but the people who create the scheduling have no adverse effects on there work scheduling and demands on their lives to the point the job consumes much of your time for months on end then the scheduling is so poor that the work time required drops to 32 hours per week or furlough time. Which makes it very stressful financially.
One of the worst things of working at AGCO is they seem to set you up to fail before you even start. You don't have the right tools not enough parts and then they act like it's your fault and then you have to work overtime because of their stupidity. And all you can get out of management is they point a finger at the other guy and it's his fault. The amount of over educated idiots in management is overwhelming!! Although most of my coworkers we're supportive. But that is not the situation in all areas!!! As far as the United steelworkers Union at AGCO it's A JOKE!!. The amount of layoffs is overwhelming to. I have seen people quit other jobs to come there and work for four months and then lose her job there. Just beware!
Good money/ and benefits.
You're nothing but a number/ you don't know how long you're going to work
Software Engineer/DevOps (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – December 17, 2018
Performed DevOps for Linux, Unix and Windows platform environments.
Implemented code traceability among my team based on relationship to the build, updating any change in our Application Life Cycle tool associated to the commits for that build.
Design and developed python and batch scripts in order to implement or enhance the automation process for the build process and data extraction.
Performed analysis and presented results using complex SQL.
Introduced methodologies and best practices that enhanced product definition, release processes and customization of applications to user needs.
Contributed software engineering expertise in all phases of the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) from analysis to design development, testing, implementation and maintenance. Provide documentation on all new code features and enhancements.
Leverage TDD methodology for all java code with Junit.
Experience in client-server application development using java JAX-RS, oracle 11g/12c.
Good knowledge on logical and physical data modeling and normalizing techniques.
Gained experience in data flow diagrams, and Database normalization theory techniques, enity relation modeling and design techniques.
Exposure to AWS using python(boto3) and java…(S3,CLI EC2,)
Director of Product Strategy (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – November 15, 2018
Poor senior and upper level management. There doesn't seem to be focus and alignment and there is too much resistance to a changing environment. Lots of good people are there but unfortunately not enough of them are in positions of leadership. On the good side however, is they pay well and have excellent benefits.
Assembler (Former Employee) – DuPont, WA – November 5, 2018
On a typical day you will come in and go into a meeting and the management In lead would talk bad about one employee try to stress out another employee so he or she would have a bad day at work and if you are not there color they would really treat you bad especially visitors from other companies that work for us .a lot of racist and backstabbing at the job . the best part about the job is to go home
The bonuses you get every 3 months
management in lead they have no respect for other people
Accountant (Current Employee) – Duluth, GA – October 25, 2018
The accounting group is like a plantation. Their objective is to work you to death with little compensation and ZERO room for advancement and or recognition.
Management prides themselves of doing more with less. " A deadline is a deadline, whether you have to come early or leave late it will not change. Your sickness is your problem! We pay you a salary to get a job done, not for the hours you work." these are all exact comments I've herd over the last 2 years from both management and HR.
The department is very task driven and allows no time for due diligence. In the own words " just hard code it".
I was an intern at AGCO's Hesston site for two summers. The site had a mostly positive and productive vibe to it, but it was a bit crowded. There were specified tasks to which I was assigned as an intern, but after completion of those I ended up floating between departments a fair bit; given that I wasn't far along in my college education yet at the time, it was nice to be able to get a broad experience, but sometimes it felt a bit aimless.
AGCO is a well lead company focused on the long term success of it's customers, employees, and shareholders. Combination of a challenging work environment with reasonable expectations made for a positive work environment.
USW Union present plays a big role in my loyalty to the Heston site.
Production Welder (Former Employee) – Hesston, KS – October 16, 2018
Appreciate the working relationship between the Union and Corporate. A place you could retire from. Aside from the lack of a steady production schedule, and having to deal with the state unemployment policies and procedures, the Heston site is a good work place.
One of the best opportunities of working at AGCO is the ability to have an meaningful impact on the products they produce. A new product engineer has the ability to design hundreds of components/assemblies. Design teams are generally small and individuals have larger responsibilities. Due to the significant individual responsibility and work load, there is a great opportunity to learn various engineering disciplines and gain experience. AGCO does not provide many opportunities for specialized training. AGCO does some promoting from within, but not as much as they should. Local management generally does a great job of leading and supporting their teams. Upper management struggles to communicate direction and make decisions.
Local personnel are great to work with
Upper management gives poor direction and struggles to make decisions