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AgFirst Overview

Columbia, SC
201 to 500 employees
1916
Company - Private
Lending
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Why AgFirst? 

At AgFirst, we impact the well-being of America. Our team provides funding and comprehensive support to banks across the Farm Credit System. As a $32 Billion Bank, we are the largest financial institution headquartered in South ... Read more

Mission: Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.

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AgFirst – Why Work For Us?




Our success is built on a legacy of performance and continued progress. At AgFirst, we all contribute to our mission of serving rural America.

Inside our walls, these four pillars represent our AgFirst way of thinking, how we work with one another, and the impact we make through our work every day.

Industry Leader – We understand our responsibility as a leader in Farm Credit.

Stable Growth – We have a proven balance sheet and a promising future.

Values Led – We live by values like integrity, humility and the Golden rule.

Everyday Impact – We make a difference in the lives of our colleagues, association customers and American farmers.

Year after year we continue to grow and provide solutions to keep our farming community growing. Be a part of our mission and the impact we have on America.

AgFirst employees see and feel the impact of their work every day. From developing new tools to providing funding, systems and services to our Association partners, our employees understand that value and impact of their work in accomplishing the Farm Credit mission. 

At AgFirst, our benefits are designed to maximize the impact for you and your family, so you can focus on the impact you make on the business.

We believe employee satisfaction is built around a career that combines personal and professional accomplishment with financial rewards that help you build toward the future. Our total rewards package includes:

  • Competitive pay, with paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, as well as paid time off for volunteering.
  • Corporate incentive plan.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as life and disability insurance.
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Generous 401 (k) matching contributions, as well as additional employer contributions.
  • Reimbursement for approved higher education pursuits.
  • A wellness program for employees, which includes resources for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A Leadership Academy program for developing leadership qualities.
  • Other perks, such as employee discounts, annual on-site flu shots and even free periodic chair massages.

Learn more about AgFirst opportunities and how a career with us may #impactmore of America than you ever imagined.

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    "A diamond in the rough, a great place to work!"

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    I have been working at AgFirst full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse staff, excellent training opportunities, family oriented, highly structured and sophisticated IT department.

    Cons

    Honestly, no major drawbacks of working here from my perspective. My leaders are supportive of me, they engage regularly to get honest feedback. They address concerns as they arise. They are open to upward feedback. This may not apply to other areas, I can only speak for myself.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your workforce. Continue to promote and train on the importance of diversity in the workplace.

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AgFirst (Columbia, SC) in March 2015.

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    Initial phone interview with HR followed by phone interview with hiring manager followed by onsite interview with 3 different managers, including the hiring manager. Everyone was extremely polite and positive. Good interview questions. Interviewing managers did a good job describing the company and the expectations involved with the specific job.

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AgFirst Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), Best Companies Group, 2008

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