Cobank Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good experience with a strong company that provides loyalty to its customer-base.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit
    Current Employee - Credit

    I have been working at Cobank full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cooperative structure Agricultural industry Diverse opportunities in corporate location

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities in the regional offices.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees and their desire for further development.


  2. They don

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    40 hour work week. Generally decent people to work with.

    Cons

    There are plenty of people at CoBank who do almost nothing on a daily basis and still have jobs. Hard work is not rewarded here. Management doesn't offer clear guidelines on how to progress your career.

    Advice to Management

    Better career development for new/younger employees. Upper management needs to actually understand what employees below them do before they give performance ratings.


  3. Company review

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    Former Employee - Operations Back Office in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Back Office in Greenwood Village, CO

    I worked at Cobank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission of the bank is to serve rural America. The bank certainly focuses on this mission.

    Cons

    Some organizations with the bank encourage employees to thrive and contribute to the success of the bank. Some organizations are micro-managed and have not accepted the concepts of human equity, diversity, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Consistently support the concepts of human equity, diversity, etc.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Understated Quality.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and nice at least in face. Company is doing well in business. Good benefit. Good training on people skills. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not much upward opportunity given the size and nature of the company. A lot of politics. A lot of pigeon-holed jobs. No promotions to minority people.

    Advice to Management

    Realize Diversity in senior management, not just talk about it.


  6. Helpful (2)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cobank

    Pros

    easy work environment, good balance

    Cons

    lots of politics, old style floor


  7. Helpful (2)

    IT seems ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Associate in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    I worked at Cobank full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -very organized IT environment -Politics is not openly allowed -you will learn lots of new software applications here. -Most people are friendly

    Cons

    -Below market salary -Non diverse upper management -Lots of work. at times it feels like too much

    Advice to Management

    pay market salary and diversify upper management.


  8. Atlanta Office Unhealthy Environment For Women -- Look Elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Atlanta Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Atlanta Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cobank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthy financial profile and overall conservative management. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor and unprofessional leadership at the Atlanta office's Telecommunications division. Female employees are given greater workloads in exchange for fewer pomotion considerations and, in some cases, personally harassment by local management. Moreover, female leaders in the Atlanta office are routinely mocked and disrespected by subordinates (starting rumors of drug use, etc.). Corporate Human Resources, located in Denver, is largely apathetic about female harassment and makes no earnest actions to remedy the unfair treatment and general disrespect of women in the Atlanta office. Perhaps this is why <25% of the workforce in the Atlanta office are women and < 20% are minorities. It's a white guy's club; if you're a professional woman or minority, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    The Atlanta office needs accountability to corporate professionalism standards and a Human Resources representative, with authority, located full time in the Atlanta office.


  9. Helpful (2)

    No regard for low level workers. You don't matter.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cobank

    Pros

    There are a lot of perks to working there. Weight watchers, Christmas parties, bonuses, $ to give to charity of your choice & kids Christmas part.

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, hostile work environment, substandard health benefits, flex schedules are frowned upon

    Advice to Management

    Know what's going on and entervene early. Don't rely on the chain of command to find out what's going on.


  10. Poor place to work with little sign of improvement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst

    I worked at Cobank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and fellow employees are awesome

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for growth, the environment is hyper - competitive and the pay is far below market. Therefore, the turnover in support positions including credit analyst and CAP rotationals is very high.

    Advice to Management

    There must be a renewed focus on retention especially for young women. Focus on the engagement survey results as opposed to sweeping them under the rug.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good culture with upward advancement potential.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Cobank full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, Internal mobility,

    Cons

    Inconsistencies with promotional expectations, below market compensation

    Advice to Management

    Management of employee retention.



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