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

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    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
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    Fantastic small company with a "work hard, play hard" attitude.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Do you want to be heard? Do you want to have fun at work but also go home feeling like you were productive and weren't just filling a seat? Then this is the place to work. The actual campus is great, the people are fun, and the work is enjoyable for the most part. It really feels like management gives a hoot, which is rare nowadays.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like people get too lax in the "laid back" attitude of the company. I wish management would try to find a good line between the "laid back" and "slave driving" attitude since people can get lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing - just keep an eye on people a little more. We love it here, but some people need to be prodded to stay... y'know, actually working.

    Recommends
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