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Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst  in  Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Columbia, SC

I have been working at AgFirst full-time for more than a year

Pros

Agfirst offers good flexibility, decent growth opportunities and excellect benefits. IT department is growing quickly relative to the rest of the company. New ideas / strategies will be heard, but like any older business it takes a while to gain acceptance.

Cons

There are a fair amount of employees who have been here for 15+ years who seem to think "because it's always been that way" is an adequate excuse for everything. Size of the company (about 350) can limit opportunities to move into management,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If AgFirst really wants to begin to compete outside it's narrow niche of agribanking, start by considering completely different mentalities/methodologies. JAD Sessions, Scrum Masters, more flexible working remotely opportunities. Look to commercial competitors for ideas, not at system built in house years ago. Ditch the current business case process and start from scratch with innovation and your current work force in mind.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for AgFirst

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Weird atmosphere with a lot of condescension from upper and middle management and favored employees.

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Columbia, SC

    I worked at AgFirst

    Pros

    Some good benefits; Pay was fairly good

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism for certain employees; Not much efficiency because of terrible communication between all employees and departments; Saw a lot of backstabbing behavior going on; Coworkers were very artificial. Not much consistency in policies since middle managers are given a lot of leeway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO seems like a good leader but can't say much for the other leaders in the company. Big egos for a small company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What you see on the outside is not what you see on the inside.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AgFirst full-time

    Pros

    The people at AgFirst are amazing and truly the backbone for the Bank.

    Cons

    The Executive Team are incredibly dysfunctional. It is a miracle they have not imploded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at yourselves in a mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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