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Agora Financial Reviews

Updated May 12, 2018
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  1. "Very Interestingly Strange"

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    Current Employee - Entry Level
    Current Employee - Entry Level
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and opportunities are above my expectations

    Cons

    Communicating priorities is sometimes unclear

    Advice to Management

    More detailed job descriptions to prioritize duties


  2. "Glassdoor is mostly fake reviews, check BBB or google reviews"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Glassdoor allows these fake reviews. However if you check google reviews of the baltimore area you will see they have a 1.7 rating. If you check Better Business Bureau they have a whopping 65 NEGATIVE REVIEWS and only 5 positive guys..
    OH WAIT THERES MORE... there are a jaw dropping 233 Complaints filed to BBB about this company!

    Cons

    Here my words, stay away from this con company. Their turnover rate is insane.. you will work in one place for 3 months then out of nowhere work in a whole different location. BTW it doesnt matter what job you get! they will make you do things you didnt apply for. If you want an unorthodox con company this is the place for you. PS minorities stay away.. If you want a life like one in the book invisible man then this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Build a reputable business. How sustainable do you think this business will be when every customer calls you out as a scam? You can put make up on pig with your marketing but its still a gd pig!

  3. "Internal Marketing Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced working environment that isn't micromanaged but yet has great expectations. Work hard play it a great motto for this company.

    Cons

    Long hours will sometimes be needed but I don't find that to be an issue, again work hard play hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. 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.


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