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.
I have been working at The Agora Companies full-time
No micromanaging. Recognize talented people.
Difficult business to learn, but worth the challenge.
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Agora Companies (Baltimore, MD) in March 2009.
I was interviewed only by the software development team lead. He sold me on a change management process. Agora's software development process was traditionally of generating use cases and farming out the development work to contractors. The stated intention was to build an in house software team of talented, experienced developers to take over software development from the outsourcing trend. I answered very few questions other than to explain my resume and was offered a position.
It was a contract to hire position through a recruiter called TEK Systems at a pre-negotiated hourly rate.