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Comfortable place to work and start your career.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Agora - MD

Pros

Flexibility in your work schedule and casual dress everyday you work. Young and energetic co-workers with room to move up. Also get opportunities to be creative.

Cons

A smaller company so there is only so far you can go. Doesn't provide advanced education reimbursement and you must train yourself on many things.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clarity please, we need more clear on our goals. Listen to the ideas of every employee, just because someone in the past had successful ideas doesn't mean they will work in the future and that others ideas will not work. Re-invent how we do things more often, just changing a products name will not always work.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entrepreneurial but somewhat haphazard

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    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
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