AGM Culture


AGM's Employee Values:

• We are motivated to serve our customers to the best of our abilities.

• We care about our customers, our co-workers and our community.

• We take pride in being professional.

• We strive to exhibit integrity in all that we do.

• We strive to understand one another.

• We strive to implement a long-term perspective when it comes to decision-making for our business.

AGM's "Four-Way Test" of the things we think, say or do:


Is it the Truth?


Is it FAIR to all concerned?




Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

By practicing the Four-Way Test and respecting the feelings of others, each AGM employee can do his/her part to help create a positive experience and a healthy, productive work environment here at AGM.

The above Four-Way Test is a valuable creed that AGM has borrowed from Rotary International.

Company-Wide Celebrations

Everyone likes to party and AGM employees are no different. Whether it's celebrations within the company such as birthdays and hire date anniversaries, or off-site gatherings such as our annual picnic, AGM celebrates personal as well as professional achievements throughout the year.

  • • Annual Halloween costume contests
  • • Monthly birthday jubilees with cake & ice cream
  • • Annual picnic with t-shirt design contest
  • • Holiday luncheon party
  • • Anniversary milestones
  • • Galas


picnic 2014 United Way Circle of Excellence halloween 2014 CFO of the Year Award-Ellen Howlett

Work Environment

"Our first priority should be the people who work for our company, then the customers, then the shareholders. Because if the staff is motivated, then the customers will be happy, and the shareholders will then benefit through the company's success."

AGM's Management attempts to live by a similar philosophy, since we are highly conscious of the positive effects a happy staff can provide for a company. As a consequence, AGM's Management has attempted to develop and implement a wide array of benefits, programs, policies, activities and events that are dedicated to fostering a positive work environment for all of our employees.

  • • Casual Fridays
  • • Western attire for Rodeo Days
  • • Company-wide music, which employees vote on every year
  • • Company exercise room available for all employees

Participation in annual events

  • • American Red Cross blood drives
  • • United Way campaigns and Days of Caring
  • • Annual flu-shots
  • • American Heart Association Heart Walk and Heart Ball


AGM Flu Shots 2014 National Wear Red Day AGM's United Way Gold Award 2014 2014 United Days of Caring with AGM

Employee Recognition

In an effort to instill individual pride, as well as to recognize departmental and inter-departmental teamwork, AGM offers numerous quarterly and annual awards to worthy recipients. Most of these awards include cash prizes.

"Bright Idea" Suggestion Awards - Employees are recognized for cost-cutting ideas or for coming up with improvements to existing processes throughout the company. Employees whose Bright Idea suggestions are implemented are awarded for their ground-breaking ideas. Awardees typically receive $10 to $300, but occasionally the company will pay up to $1,000 for a really terrific idea.

"Pastry Day" Challenge - As part of a program to reward excellent work by all AGM employees, AGM offers a "Pastry Day" Challenge. Therefore, whenever AGM as a whole reaches a challenging sales and shipping figure on a given day, AGM rewards all employees with bagels, muffins, donuts, or other breakfast delights. Pastry Days occur approximately 10-12 times a year.

"Shoot the Bull" Contest - AGM's "Shoot the Bull" Contest offers all AGM employees incentives to meet or beat combined company-wide production and shipping goals. Whenever the company as a whole is successful at meeting these goals, management sets aside a pool of money to celebrate these successes with various events that have been voted on by AGM's employees.

Annual Employee Awards - AGM recognizes employees through an "Employee of the Year Award" program for employees who exhibit excellence in the workplace. Outstanding employees are nominated by AGM's salary employees and voted on by AGM's Board Members for several categories. In addition to being recognized, outstanding employees are also awarded with cash bonuses, plaques, and mementos.