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The Agora Companies Overview

Baltimore, MD
501 to 1000 employees
1979
Other Organization
Publishing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
The Agora, or "Agora" as it is commonly called, is often mistaken for a relatively small “publishing company” out of Baltimore, Maryland. In fact, what began as a half-dozen like-minded writers in a small city row ... Read more

Mission: The Agora is no longer a company itself, but rather a community of companies born of the same vision and philosophy. The Agora Companies celebrate the virtue of thinking independently and taking individual responsibility for your health, wealth, and future.

The Agora Companies Reviews

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  • "Different Kind of Business/Freedom to Operate"

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    I have been working at The Agora Companies full-time

    Pros

    Casual approach to dress code and titles.
    Typically lots of individual freedom and room to grow.
    Management is supportive of sponsored self-dev i.e. a certification in your area.

    Cons

    Unstructured approach can sometimes be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for remote work.

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The Agora Companies Photos

The Agora Companies photo of: Wall Street Daily employees at work in their home office on West Monument Street in the historic neighborhood of Mt Vernon in Baltimore City.
The Agora Companies photo of: CEO Myles Norin stands for a photo after Agora is named 2014’s
The Agora Companies photo of: This came as quite a surprise to media that know Bill Bonner for his appreciation of historical preservation. An open industrial space was converted into a state-of-the-art workplace.
The Agora Companies photo of: Among its many contributions to the cities it operates out of, Agora sponsors a fountain in Mt Vernon Square just steps outside of its headquarters.
The Agora Companies photo of: A handful of our own publications in the Library of our headquarters in historic Mt Vernon.
The Agora Companies photo of: Employees get a free workout in together in a private gym the company built in one of its own buildings.
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The Agora Companies Interviews

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    Course Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Agora Companies (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    easy, simple, quick, informative

    Phone screening --> 1:1 --> group panel

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The Agora Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace(#1), The Baltimore Sun, 2014
  • 100 Top Workplaces(3 Large Employers), The Baltimore Sun, 2013
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