There are newer employer reviews for Agora - MD

3 people found this helpful  

An amazingly profitable company that makes money hand over fist despite the incompetence of the internal software team.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

I worked at Agora - MD

Pros

The affiliates really know their business. They are a forward thinking international company that buys and/or partners with local publishing houses. These are kept largely in tact as far as organization and culture.

Cons

The entire operations department seems to exist to do as little work in house as possible. The software development team is a revolving door. Every employee is sold upon the idea of reducing outsourcing in favor of in house development, but the reality is that there is no motivation to take on any risk.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house of the entire management chain of the ops department. No one in the current chain is even remotely interested in saving the corporation money or improving any processes.

Doesn't Recommend

12 Other Employee Reviews for Agora - MD (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entrepreneurial but somewhat haphazard

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

    I worked at Agora - MD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young, somewhat inexperienced employees given a chance to carry significant responsibility; casual, fun atmosphere; cool buildings to work in; an environment with little micro-management.

    Cons

    Pretty hard-driving culture, can be expected to work long hours. Parking was not always near the buildings, which was a drag in downtown Baltimore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep letting employees have a shot at carrying the ball, even if they do drop it sometimes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    I worked there for 10+ years & loved it, but once the company grew exponentially, management types took over & ruined it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Marketing  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Web Marketing in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Agora - MD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, there's never a dull moment. Nice atmosphere... you feel like your ideas matter and people are willing to listen. With over 30 affiliates in 20 different countries, if you get bored at your current job, you can relocate or move to a new group to keep things fresh.

    Cons

    All projects seem to be given a priority 1 status, however we all know that when all projects are priority 1, they are pretty much all 5's... Expect upper management to treat you like you're expendable. Benefits were pretty sub-par as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try listening to your employees ideas once in a while. Also, everyone said "family first" but when problems arise, they expect you to drop everything and rush off to fix the issues (no matter that it's after hours and you're with your family).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Agora - MD

Worked for Agora - MD? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.