Farm Credit Bank of Texas

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Farm Credit Bank of Texas Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farm Credit Bank of Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pays well, good location, average benefits

    Cons

    people are overworked, poor work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Business Analysis in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analysis in Austin, TX

    I worked at Farm Credit Bank of Texas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are good - but you need those benefits to recover from a horrible work schedule/pressure/poitics

    Cons

    Top-down. Mid-level managers are stagnated and set in their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move on. You are living on borrowed time, eventually your crappy management practices will haunt your entrenched positions. Nobody is going to want to work for the "New Dell"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to GET PAID!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farm Credit Bank of Texas full-time

    Pros

    I GET PAID! The pay and benefits are really good! Better than a lot of companies! There’s matching 401k so I can save for retirement.

    Cons

    Coworkers that don’t know how good they got it and whine alot! Too many of my friends at work complain about how they’re treated. Here’s what they need to GET to be happy at FCBT.

    GET over it! It is what it is! They whine it’s a good old boy company. Duh! We’re in Texas. We’re in agriculture. And we cover 5 deep south states. What do you expect? Besides, there’s politics and favoritism every place you work. This place is no different from any other place. Life’s not fair and that goes double for work! Welcome to the business world!

    GET used to it! Some people wish management would change. I got news for them - it ain’t going to happen! There’s a review on here from 2009 about poor leadership! If it ain’t changed since 2009, it ain’t gonna to change now. The managers from 2009 ain’t changing anytime soon. Get used to it! Besides, who cares if they don’t always make sense? They don’t have to explain anything to you. That’s why they’re the boss and GET PAID the big bucks! You GET PAID to do what they tell you to do! So stop griping about it and just do it!

    GET PAID! We GET PAID! What more to you want?!?!

    GET a life! Work’s not about being motivated, or satisfied, or fulfilled or any such warm/fuzzy stuff! Stop looking for that stuff here. Look for it in your life outside of work. You work to GET PAID so you can do something outside of work that’s motivating or satisfying, or fulfilling or warm/fuzzy! If you want that stuff at work, work at a charity! You won’t GET PAID as good, but go for it!

    GET along – go along! I’ve been at FCBT for many years. I keep my head down. I keep my mouth shut. I don’t rock the boat. And I get treated just fine! Most importantly – I GET PAID!

    GET Out! If you don’t like it here – GET OUT! FCBT will be just fine without you! Look at all those people that left this year! FCBT’s got no problem replacing them with people that want to GET PAID! There’s plenty of contractors running around here just waiting to take your job in a heartbeat!

    Seriously guys – stop whining and do what you GET PAID to do – WORK! I’m tired of hearing it!

    I’m outta here now cause I GOT PAID today and I’m going out to do something motivating, satisfying and fulfilling with my friends. That’s how it works!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To stop the whining, if I had the guts to talk to the big boss, I’d say “Larry – you’re good with the numbers part of the business, but you’re not so good with the people part. Get a second in command that’s good with people. You can do what you do best – numbers. Your wingman can deal with the people. But – Larry – bottom line, it’s your bank. As long as I GET PAID, it’s none of my business how you run it! Rock on buddy!”

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership and closed channels of communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farm Credit Bank of Texas full-time

    Pros

    The basics - pay and benefits are good. The company provides 401k, health care insurance, and physical fitness and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Management is not responsive to employees. Management often takes actions that negatively impact employees’ work without providing reasons. These actions seem irrational. An explanation of how these actions make business sense (if there were one) would be helpful. One possible reason for the irrationality and lack of explanations is that there is a lot of favoritism at this company. Some of it is related to the “good ole boy” network that someone else mentioned on this site. The CEO encourages communication, but when employees try to communicate with supervisors, they are shut down. Supervisors listen, but do not act on employees’ concerns and do not explain why no action is taken. Sometimes there is retaliation against employees who try to communicate in their jobs and/or performance reviews. The CEO says that he has an open door, but he doesn’t really have one. A coworker tried to use it to discuss a work related issue (an irrational action that supervisors in the employee’s chain of command could not explain) and was turned away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get outside professional help (perhaps a business consultant or company that specializes in employee relations) to open up the channels of communication. Find some way to hold managers accountable to employees. Managers should be able to explain their decisions. The lack of communication and transparency at this company is not conducive to effective employee relations and consequently not good for business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good old boy environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Farm Credit Bank of Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great (401k w/ decent match, fitness incentives, vacation time based on years of service but ample and separate sick time accrual, health insurance is so/so but several available options). Work/life balance is nice. Beautiful office and location (except for traffic).

    Cons

    Very much a good old boy environment. Changes to management team to break this up would make this a superb place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the old days and move forward. Appreciate the intelligent individuals on staff and not just those that fit into the "good old boy" circle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    One of the Best Places to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farm Credit Bank of Texas

    Pros

    Organization is high-performing with high level of care for people.

    Cons

    Smaller organization with less job movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue developing management leadership skills and communication at the first-level supervisor positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farm Credit Bank of Texas

    Pros

    To help agricultural community prosper

    Cons

    Management problems are not addressed properly. They are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor leaders who do not know how to manage and treat employees properly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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