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Baltimore, MD
501 to 1000 employees
1979
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Publishing
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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 home is now ... 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.

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    I have been working at The Agora Companies full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, and fun atmosphere. I work with great people motivated to always do better and a company that appreciates what we do.

    Cons

    Fast-paced atmosphere where a lot of new ideas get tested at once. It can be chaotic to people who don't enjoy that type of work style.

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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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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Agora Companies (Baltimore, MD) in March 2009.

    Interview

    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.

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    Negotiation

    It was a contract to hire position through a recruiter called TEK Systems at a pre-negotiated hourly rate.

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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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