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  1. "good for a while, but don't stay for too long"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - interesting people around, good for building some initial network
    - flexible arrangements
    - the office is kinda ok, the cafeteria is somewhere between hit (for me) or miss (for most people)

    Cons

    - the whole company seems to be going nowhere
    - organisational structure is too complex, with strong silo mentality everywhere
    - incompetent managers that would happily throw you under the bus if it extends their reign

    Advice to Management

    sack anyone that still plays the "us vs them" game between the departments, the whole market is going down - it's not the right time for it anymore


  2. "cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overall cool atmosphere and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    lack of leadership and goal setting attitude

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere. Clear carrier path.

    Cons

    I have only good memories from this company. If I have to write some disadvantages I would only point that this is a huge structure and sometimes bureaucracy might be a bit slow.


  4. "Sucks the life out of you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People?
    Subsidized restaurant downstairs
    You can see how a media company works from the inside

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Poor managers not prepared/skilled in managing
    No prospects of career advancement
    People were treated as easily replaceable parts of corporation

    Advice to Management

    Take some interest in the career of people around you


  5. "Could be worse..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agora - Poland full-time

    Pros

    Pernament employment, calm job, a lot of entusiasthic young people.
    It is a great company to have in your CV.

    Cons

    One of the worst management I have ever worked with. If you focus on work more than being friends with your bosses, you won't be as equal as others. The management does not really care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    You should focus more on job being right done, not on protecting friends. Consider also changing your salary to make it look fair in Warsaw.


  6. "Flexible approach, sub average pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agora - Poland full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and flexibility, combined with an interesting market and good opportunities to explore new technologies.

    Cons

    Sub average pay and limited promotion opportunities. Tough to switch to competitors, as it's very frowned upon within the group. Core business is print, which puts the digital part at a disadvantage.

    Advice to Management

    Mix top management more often, between departments, but also by hiring out, not just promoting within the group. More competitive pay for leading employees.


  7. "Good for first job"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Warsaw (Poland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training ground, Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Pay was not up to industry standards

  8. "Temporary employment is a regular practice here."

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    Current Employee - Content Editor in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Content Editor in Warsaw (Poland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agora - Poland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Relaxed atmosphere. Little stress. Pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    Temporary part-time employment is a regular practice here. Three month contracts seem to be a rule. No bonuses, no compensations, no benefits - plus the feeling of insecurity if you get a next three month contract or not.

    Advice to Management

    People need to be motivated, not demotivated.