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AgFirst Reviews

Updated March 6, 2018
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Pros
  • The company offers great benefits and really cares about the employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and theres always food (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons to report on this company (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Very happy!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AgFirst full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The company offers great benefits and really cares about the employees!

    Cons

    My department offers few opportunities to grow.

    AgFirst Response

    Mar 28, 2018 – Senior Recruiter

    We are so glad that you are having a great experience at AgFirst and feel cared about as an employee! We strive to make the most of our talented employee base and put a premium on professional... More


  2. "Credit Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AgFirst full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment; nice team members and managers

    Cons

    not much career advancing opportunities;

    AgFirst Response

    Mar 28, 2018 – Senior Recruiter

    Thanks for your review! We certainly have a great group of employees here at AgFirst and strive to create a positive experience like the one you had. We also work hard to create a culture that... More

  3. "Great, Progressive Company that cares about employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AgFirst full-time

    Pros

    Supports professional development with great opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    It is a bank and can be more on the conservative side with some policies

    AgFirst Response

    Mar 28, 2018 – Senior Recruiter

    We're so glad you have found opportunities for growth and development at AgFirst! Professional development is certainly a big part of our culture. Thank you for your review.


  4. "Great Team But Lots of Office Politics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AgFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the staff are awesome

    Cons

    Office politics and racism are an issue with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace Diversity

    AgFirst Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. We agree that we have an awesome staff! We’re truly sorry that you had a negative experience. AgFirst works hard to create an inclusive environment that welcomes... More


  5. "Solid company with great mission."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AgFirst full-time

    Pros

    Mission, values, work ethic. The company prides itself on efficiency and customer service.

    Cons

    Relatively flat structure with few management roles available.

    Advice to Management

    Try to provide more advancement opportunities to top performers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AgFirst full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is ok.

    Cons

    Training is done by people who do not know what their doing. Training material not organized and some of it is incorrect. If you can learn over 200+ systems without a lot of hands on from your trainers, this is the job for you. Just be prepared to communicate heavily via email or IM, which creates room for a lot of misunderstanding because sometimes text can be taken out of context. Poor training method. But don’t make any mistakes and don’t ask any questions DURING TRAINING, you won’t be good enough for them. Management does not interact with you either.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure training is up to date, organized and easy enough to understand for someone new coming it to be able to find the information they need. Talk with the new employee and don’t go off of the word of people who do not like to mentor. Receiving feedback from the people you hire is important to. People cannot learn taking orders or information when its not done in person or their mentor barley interacts with them. Training is training. People should be allowed to ask questions and make mistakes when there is entirely to much grey area, especially when the training material is not up to par and the management knows it is.

    AgFirst Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a less than ideal experience while training. We are continually working to improve our training opportunities for employees and welcome your... More


  7. "Loan Origination and Servicing Assistant - < 6Months"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Origination and Servicing Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Loan Origination and Servicing Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unique orientation process
    - Thorough training
    - Nice facilities/on-site gym
    - Free parking
    - Friendly work environment
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    No cons to report thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Continue using orientation to welcome new hires.

  8. "Rural Residential Mortgage Underwriter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AgFirst full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, friendly work environment, management is very knowledgeable and helpful, this company cares about their employees, many perks.

    Cons

    very very large office floor with very low walls cubicles, other phone conversations and conversations among other employees is very distracting. Management seems to feel that should not be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    As in most large organizations, sometimes people get promoted without the proper management skills.


  9. "Very friendly atmosphere and interesting work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst Intern in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst Intern in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Friendly Atmosphere
    . Interesting Work
    . Agriculture and Finance
    . Fast Paced.
    . Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    . Nothing as of right now.


  10. "Vice President"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    member of farm credit system
    strong management
    teamwork

    Cons

    None that I could share

    Advice to Management

    none to share


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