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Farm Credit Canada Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "good place to work. nice people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Janitor
    Former Employee - Janitor

    Pros

    nice people, wonderful enviroment, good benefits, intellectually challenging and fun, you do not have to dress up to go to work.

    Cons

    not much paid vacation time. not very good pay, gfet dirty very often, people are not very neat in the bathrooms.

    Advice to Management

    more vacation time, pay your employees more money, be more respectful and be a little more neat in the bathroom


  2. "Company OSFI compliance impact"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Credit Canada full-time

    Pros

    - stable environment, changes are methodically introduced
    - management takes a supportive role
    - excellent corporate brand support

    Cons

    - recent OSFI review has brought in policies which make us act more like the chartered banks,
    - lending staff lost discretionary loan approvals and rate adjustments
    - career opportunities require a family relocation
    - holding tight on increasing staff in the field while workloads and compliance efforts have greatly increased, due mainly to excessive hiring of non essential head office staff.

    Advice to Management

    - former peer support groups held face-to-face meetings which were extremely valuable in building internal relationships and training staff.
    - New knowledge network has excellent material but we have lost the positives of peer relationship building.
    - reducing annual sales conferences also reduces internal relationship building

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Farm Credit Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid, give autonomous, agile.

    Cons

    Internal politic can be prolems


  4. "Relationship Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Credit Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, supportive of agriculture in Canada, Innovative

    Cons

    have to be mobile for promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The strong culture in FCC is what makes it a great place to work


  5. "Change Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Change Management Consultant in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Change Management Consultant in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Farm Credit Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture of accountability is incredible and the salary-benefits are top notch

    Cons

    Head office is in Regina...it's cold there.

    Advice to Management

    Consider remote work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exactly slightly above average"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farm Credit Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    FCC is exactly slightly above average. They have a great work/life balance, provide you all the resources you could need (new computer on day 1), Regina head office is in a fantastic location. Majority of employees are happy and team players. Work is moderately interesting, if you're into financial institutions maybe you'd like it more.

    Cons

    FCC employs teams of teams of teams of people. Therefore most employees have multiple degrees of separation from executives. This results in numerous meetings simply to align on vision. Sometimes there are meetings held about meetings. There isn't great rewards for high performing employees besides their imaginary 'magnifie' points and their isn't punishment for low performing employees therefore most people do exactly what they are supposed to. No more, no less.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your organization, get out of the ivory tower and into the front line. Empower your employees to take risks and reward success while correcting failure.


  7. "Amazing CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Farm Credit Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, Amazing tools to work with.

    Cons

    Cultural Fundamental book is mostly used as a weapon to harass .

    Advice to Management

    Fundamental book is not required

  8. "Great but imperfect company"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Credit Canada full-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding work
    -get to meet all kinda of unique people and operations
    -very supportive of growth. If you are flexible the sky is the limit.
    -Field management (MBD/DD) are awesome.
    -amazing culture, one of the few corporations that walk the talk

    Cons

    -Have to re-locate for quick advancement (common with mid-sized corporations)
    -Credit risk management (guys that approve bigger/riskier loans) have gotten so tight and question everything. often ask for too many "nice to know" instead of "need to know"
    -Discretionary approvals are no longer discretionary (either small and computer approved, or large and credit risk approved)
    -Work loads are increasing but FTE is not rising to match the operational needs
    -To many managers, not enough workers

    Advice to Management

    Field management keep up the great work, middle management, spend the extra $$ to support your field staff (more FTE, better programs, better tech etc...)


  9. "A bit of a stuffed shirt, with great intentions."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent corporate culture. (It’s not their fault, they are a Federal Gov’t Crown Corp)
    Opportunities to influence bonus pay.
    Some great people doing challenging work that makes a real difference for agriculture in Canada.

    Cons

    Absolutely ineffectual when dealing with poor performance. The entire culture conspires to reduce the responsibility of the manager. Weakest link? We have a place for you! If you are a high performer, get comfortable with confrontation or get comfortable with maybe feeling taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Look for real leaders when hiring Managers. True leaders will be able to pull better performance from the phone-it-in people. Hold those leaders to account for their individual team member performance. Work should not be graded on a curve.


  10. "Seeking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Farm Credit Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good coworker decent benefits

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities
    Limited voice