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Updated February 8, 2018
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  1. "client relations coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agora Financial full-time

    Pros

    excellent working environment
    great team support
    promotes from within

    Cons

    There are really no major cons


  2. "People are nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very nice and is a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Dealing with a lot of unhappy customers calling in.

  3. "Best Job I Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agora Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They treat their people better than any company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    They expect a lot from their people... If you're lazy or not passionate about your work, you won't last long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  4. "Why start in customer service?"

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    Current Employee - Director of Customer Service in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Customer Service in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agora Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    We are a work hard, play hard work environment. Our best employees are customer-centric, self-starters and problem solvers. Customer service is the perfect place to receive the education that new employees need to establish the foundation of a successful career.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agora Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Agora Financial provides a unique environment where hard work, creativity, and innovation are the norm. The entrepreneurial atmosphere and ability to create your own path make for a refreshing corporate culture. There's a reason Agora Inc is always rated by the Sun as one of the Best Place to Work in Baltimore. Great people + great culture = Agora.

    Cons

    The culture at Agora Financial is fast paced and innovative ideas are the norm. If you require excessive hand holding or if you aren’t open to challenging yourself, this might not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing.


  6. "Very Relaxed Work Environment... Perhaps Too Relaxed"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment. Employees (including managers) often show up to work wearing T-shirts, short shorts, and flip-flops during the summer. The res of the year still provides a casual atmosphere for wardrobe.

    Cons

    Perhaps the environment is too relaxed. People are often seen drinking alcoholic beverages during their workdays (especially on Fridays). Some people would spend their entire workdays surfing the internet looking at porn and often got away with it (some managers even knew about it and turned a blind eye to it). Environment/office politics often work like a college frat house and, like a frat house, everyone had a nickname whether they wanted one or not.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate your goals to employees more often than their annual reviews. Be specific about what you want from each employee. Listen to employee suggestions. And do more to support those employees who actually work hard; otherwise, they're going to burn out and become resentful of those who waste their days away looking at porn and get away with doing so.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work with great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Agora has decent pay with plenty of incentives and commission opportunities. Agora also provides a great work environment that doesn't feel like your a typical office. lots of company unity

    Cons

    Many affiliates leads to some confusion between brands. Occasionally they have unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide a great work environment with all the benefits for your employees. Maintain great relationship with neighborhood.

  8. "Can't believe how much I've progressed in one year!"

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    Current Employee - Sport Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sport Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've learnt so much in my role within the one year I've been working here. The amount of training available has helped me progress in my role and expand my knowledge of the business and marketing in general.

    Cons

    You need to be innovative and idea driven in this business - for some, this might seem challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Agora Financial Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time stop by and leave a post. We’re always glad to hear things are going well for team members in the London business. You hit the nail on the head with coining innovation and... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Never a dull day!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agora Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I interviewed for my current position I simply said "I want a job where I will not be doing the same thing everyday as I do not wish to be bored, I want a challenge and variety!". My then interviewer and my current Manager laughed and assured me that I would never be bored in this Company and she was right! It is a fun, creative, ambitious, hardworking and highly supportive environment to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at present

    Agora Financial Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We’ve heard the London office is quite an exciting place to be and your post certainly echoes that. It’s also great to hear a realistic picture of your... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Growing business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Agora Financial full-time

    Pros

    A positive drive towards making the business a success
    Inclusive - everyone's ideas are considered
    Nice working environment
    Flexible working with a good attitude towards work/life balance

    Cons

    If you don't like a fast paced working environment where you have to think on your feet and push to get things done, Agora Financial UK won't be for you.

    Agora Financial Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – HR Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a post. We know the London office has weekly “open meetings” in place specifically to discuss new ideas and strategies. The nice work environment you... More


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