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Addison Wiggin
18 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      A ton of room for growth and learning. I enjoy that I have the ability to implement my own ideas and leadership skills. Employees range from all kinds of backgrounds and personalities - great way to learn from people who might have different styles and techniques than yourself.

      Cons

      Nothing negative from my experience. Some people don't like that tenure does not always equal promotion. Progression, hard work and being proactive lead to promotion within the company.

    • "Great Culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time

      Pros

      Flexibly work environment, flat management structure, laid back, fun culture full of networking and meeting really smart people.

      Cons

      communication between departments could be better, but that's the case most anywhere you work.

    • "I Love Working Here"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Agora Financial has a casual working environment. There is flexibility in being able to work remotely if you need to. All of my co-workers work just as hard as I do to reach our company's quarterly and yearly goals. Hard work is compensated and recognized. You have the ability to carve out your own path. I have never felt micromanaged. There is independence to do what you have to do to get your job done. It has been fun...

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      Cons

      Work load is not always balanced. One day can be crazy and the next there isn't a lot going on. Management is sometimes not as organized as they could be, but it is a work in progress. Communication between departments could also be improved.

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      "Former Employee"

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      Former Employee - Chargeback Specialist in Baltimore, MD
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Agora Financial full-time

      Pros

      Company events, salary, distance to stores and restaurants

      Cons

      It's a very emotional setting with moods up and down, rude manager who is very miserable and says hurtful things but everyone is afraid to tell management with fear of losing their jobs.There is favoritism with managers to where there are no consequences for them.The environment is so negative and stuffy that others in the building even notice it when they come to visit our department. Youre even afraid to ask him questions...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire professional and kind management who also care about their employees.Favoritism of managers only runs people away and I believe all of the managers should have training courses on respect, rather than just the employees. Watch the people you hire as managers, because it's creating a hostile environment and miserable place to work because the manager is miserable.

    • "Great company, benefits, people, location"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time

      Pros

      Location, coworkers, benefits, work life balance

      Cons

      Not many to speak of

    • "Environment That Fosters Growth"

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      Current Employee - Managing Editor in Baltimore, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Work with a group of hard working professionals. I have the autonomy to do my job and make decisions without a lot of oversight. AF has always been a place that fosters growth and allows you to find your own path within the company . Because we work in an always changing market climate-- you never have time to get bored. There is always something new to work on. We work hard and have fun.

      Cons

      Sometimes the fast pace can be exhausting.

    • "Marketing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time

      Pros

      It was my first job right out of college and I figured it would just be temporary. I've now been here almost 6 years and it's been great. I love the people I work with and the atmosphere all around. There is so much potential to grow and learn whatever part of the business you want. If you want to learn something new, it is encouraged and the resources to do so are provided.

      Cons

      If you're someone who needs to be managed on a day to day basis, you probably won't be a good fit. You're given the freedom and to make your own decisions, and will be held responsible for them.

    • "I want to work here the rest of my life..."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial

      Pros

      When I started here, I didn't understand the newsletter publishing industry (no one does, because it's unique.) But I was told it was a place to work hard and "write my own ticket." This has been 1,000% true. I came here almost right after college, when another job I had came to an end. I've had many jobs here and have been given the chance to grow... make mistakes... and take initiative. I've literally been in...

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      Cons

      The freedom I described cuts both ways. If you're someone who needs to be told what to do... or kept after for every single deliverable... or is lazy or does the bare minimum... you're not going to be happy here. Also, many positions here let you control your own income. Sometimes, it can go quite high. Typically, the people I've seen who are unhappy don't keep track of how they're doing, properly. Or, they say they understand...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing.

    • "The last "job" I'll ever have"

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      Current Employee - Publisher in Baltimore, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      The freedom to choose my career path and the company culture are the most important things AF offers. If I decide I want to move into a different role I simply learn that role and apply for the position. The entrepreneurship spirit is highly coveted.

      Cons

      If you need daily oversight or need to be told what to do each day, this isn't the place for you. General objectives are readily available, but the "how to do it" needs to come from you which is a "con" for some people.

    • "Copywriter"

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

      I have been working at Agora Financial full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Total freedom. Ability to change reader's lives daily. Ability to work hard to determine your own salary. Ability to go anywhere, to learn anything, to help produce a "marketplace of ideas"

      Cons

      this work is not for everyone. If you're lazy and not a self starter, this is not for you.

      Advice to Management

      keep on doing the same thing!

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