Northwest Farm Credit Services

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Northwest Farm Credit Services Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked for Northwest FCS for a year at Headquarters and absolutely loved it there and miss it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Northwest Farm Credit Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Northwest FCS is really dedicated to growing its employees. One of the first things that I was asked when I began working here was what type of training I would like to attend and what were my career goals. As a recent graduate, my supervisor made every effort to answer all of my questions and provided great mentorship. Everyone is very nice, knowledgeable, and hold a long tenure in the company. There are always activities going on within the company in which almost everyone participates. They have a great volunteerism program and do corporate matching for donations employees make to charities. Northwest FCS is an excellent company to work for that really takes care of and cares for its employees. I hope to be able to return to Northwest FCS when I move back to Washington State.

    Cons

    The parking lot gets very icy during the winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a great company, best I've worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northwest Farm Credit Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been here for almost two years. No question, this company has the best benefits I've seen . . . 9% employer contribution to 401(k) and family medical paid for, etc. They seem willing and able to pay good employees well, and have an awesome bonus program. What seems unique here is that people get to try different things, way more than in other companies I've worked for. I've met people who have been here a while and they have had the chance to work in a variety of areas doing totally different things. I think that's cool and hope I have the same chance. I saw someone made a comment on here about the HR department. I heard that HR was completely reorganized last year, and everybody there is new except one person. Every time I've dealt with them it's been great. One other thing, I have kids and I have been able to have plenty of flexibility to leave work when I need to. I always get my work done and work from home if I need to, but that's a big deal to me.

    Cons

    Nothing really. I work with great colleagues, I like what I do, I like working with agriculture clients, and I intend to stay here a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe it would be nice to meet the CEO someday. The company is doing well so he must be doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer and great employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Northwest Farm Credit Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Northwest FCS has high caliber employees and they are an exception group to work with. I enjoyed my work, my co-workers and that I was able to work autonomously with little supervision. The benefits package is hard to beat. The company serves and supports rural America, it's local communities and agriculture, which is a company I was proud work for. The training program for relationship managers, credit officers and appraisers is top notch.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth and advancement for some roles and if you are not open to relocating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication from top down. Empower others to make decisions. Decisions can get bottlenecked because too many people have to weigh-in. It impacts productivity and engagement.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Unfortunate decisions made by the corporate office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Non Manager in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Non Manager in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Northwest Farm Credit Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Resume Builder. Line level employees work hard to support each other and keep spirits up.

    Cons

    Poor HR Management, sub-standard HR Business Practices as directed by Executive Manager, unethical behavior amongst several Executive Managers, overworked staff, lack of respect for most employees who do not have a Senior VP title, lack of internal promotion ability, very limited workplace flexibility in the corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO needs to look into the behavior of several Executive Managers. Some pockets of business are great, others are deplorable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Northwest FCS is a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Officer
    Current Employee - Credit Officer

    I have been working at Northwest Farm Credit Services

    Pros

    Great benefits, hands down the best training program I've even heard of. The company invests a lot in each and every one of their employees.

    Cons

    The pay may not be as competitive as other banks and lending institutions but it is probably similar if you include all the benefits they offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher starting wages.

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good training at HQ, hidden politics within the organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Officer
    Former Employee - Loan Officer

    I worked at Northwest Farm Credit Services

    Pros

    Employees are nice but hidden politics still exist.

    Cons

    Long hours not required but it really is. Looking at farmers records in shoe boxes. Must become proficient in reading tax returns(large part of the job). Policies and Procedures are not complete and do not instruct how to get the job done. Don't ask questions, it will be a sign of incompetence. Farming background is required don't be fooled by preferred. No upward communication, all communication comes from management. Just do your work

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