Alabama Farmers Cooperative

www.alafarm.com
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Tommy Paulk
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  • Great Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL

    I worked at Alabama Farmers Cooperative full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in the office mainly. Operates 8-5pm Mon-Fri. Sometimes needed to leave on Sunday to make it to various retail locations. Great work relationship with outside departments. Great benefits, 1 week vacation 1st year, 2nd year 2 weeks, 5 years 3 weeks. Sick time rolls over. Pay increases almost every year. Generally 3%. Newly renovated office, adequate computer equipment. The Computer guys were great.

    Christian environment.

    Cons

    Some communication issues interdepartmental. As with any office job you will find cliques. Not easy to move up in the company. Beyond small office issues, no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Keeping on.

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    Safety Manager - Grain Mill Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alabama Farmers Cooperative (Decatur, AL) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the EHS director and assistant EHS director. Both were very pleasant and professional. I got the job lead through EAstern Kentucky University and sent my resume to AFC via email. Got a phone screen - which went well - then was about 1.5 weeks before I was called for an in-person interview. Was very excited but unfortunately the salary range was below what I could take. They were upfront about the salary which saved us both from spending time that would not have a mutually favorable outcome.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the more "old school" interviews - very few of those annoying behavior based questions. More focus on skills and personality match, so I liked that!   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I got called for an in-person interview, but prior to the interview they were upfront about the salary range since I had a 4+ hour drive to get there. Unfortunately the range was below what I could accept, so I declined the interview. It was a bummer, I was excited about working in agribusiness!

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Website www.alafarm.com
Headquarters Decatur, AL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1936
Type Company - Private
Industry Agriculture & Forestry
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC) provides farmers in the Yellowhammer state a range of agricultural supplies and services. The coop's offerings include animal feed, crop fertilizer, and home-gardening items, such as seed and hand tools, as well as grain storage. AFC comprises 37 member associations, including some 90 retail locations. Expanding through joint ventures, it boasts the largest farmer-owned agriculture business in the southeastern US. AFC owns Bonnie Plants, one of the biggest suppliers of vegetable and herb plants for the home gardener, and BioLogic, a... More

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