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Agora Financial Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Why start in customer service?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rich Experience with Financial Publishing World, Grew Disillusioned with Company Ethics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agora Financial as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunity for creative minds to see their ideas come to fruition in Agora Newsletters.

    -Flat management structure, Editors are more than willing to help interns improve in their writing abilities.

    -Positive atmosphere, everyone treats each other kindly and with respect.

    -All that matters is what you can contribute to the comnpany, dress code, office politics, etc. are not found here

    Cons

    -Ethics of company's marketing tactics and approach to writing conflicted with my own ethical beliefs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work with great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Never a dull day!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  8. "agora stage"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Agora Financial as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaire progressif en fonction du volume d'affaire, bonnes responsabilités, conseillers pros

    Cons

    peu d'inconvenients, entreprise pro, pas de fix en salaire pour les conseillers


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Short but Sweet"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Agora Financial as an intern

    Pros

    I realized where I didn't want to work

    Beautiful office

    Cons

    Pigeon-holed into a small area where you really had to go out of your way to meet other employees. Everyone is pretty silent as they work making it a cold atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Make there more room for advancement. Use all of your attention towards gym memberships towards improving office community.