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Farm Credit Financial Partners (FPI) Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good from far but far from good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Laid back place to work
    - Hard work, and good results, are rewarded with more work, always busy!
    - If you're in with the exec team, you're good to go
    - The Farm Credit system is an interesting place and a noble cause

    Cons

    - New CEO seems in over his head, out of his experience and struggling
    - While billed as a "tech company", technology decisions lack direction
    - A high focus on Customer Service, but CSS is viewed as a dead end job


  2. "CONTRACTORS BEWARE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    ... ... ... ... ...

    Cons

    Corrupt, unaccountable, unappreciative and downright mean. If they treated their customers the way they treated their contractors, they'd be in permanent litigation.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your VP.
    Treat ALL future hires with respect and empathy. You'll find they're much more productive.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, good mission. Fairly outdated technologies, lackluster compensation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Credit Financial Partners (FPI) full-time

    Pros

    The people are great.

    New management is shaking things up and trying to mature the organization and make the company more competitive. This will hopefully pan out well for the future of the company.

    The company's mission is an admirable one especially in their market, costs are kept down for our customers and they're allowed to be more competitive to their customers as a result.

    Cons

    Standards pretty much across the board are a bit lacking in some areas and severely lacking in others.

    Compensation is lackluster if you're not into negotiating. It's on you to fight for market value.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving to make things better. Expect great things of not just your employees but also your owners.

    Keep bringing on talent and expertise and use it to cultivate your existing employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Agawam, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and company culture. Interesting industry and customers. Market changing products and potential for growth and a strong future.

    Cons

    FPI is going through a huge transition period right now and a lot of the management is "shaky." A lot of turn over. Hoping the company finds its way back to solid ground.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and acknowledge those employees going above and beyond and re-evaluate where value is added. Certain departments are under-appreciated.
    Provide more opportunity for growth and more leadership opportunities.


  5. "Associate Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Credit Financial Partners (FPI) full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Friendly co-workers, most are very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower side of averages for most positions.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agawam, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Credit Financial Partners (FPI) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Farm Credit system is really great. People feel good about the work they do and like to work closely with the customers. Lots of changes in the past few months, but seem to be heading in the right direction. Technology is pretty good, especially if you can get onto the new projects.

    Cons

    Definitely a bit of grumbling - so what's new? You have to get used to the culture. A mix of techie - 3pm snacks, ping pong table, and jeans allowed but the work can get pretty intense and stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to keep making the place work well while changes are being made. Keep the good things about FPI - good people, some fun, upbeat.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agawam, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've been here for a few years now and have had a great experience. I find the people very nice, non-political, and genuinely interested in serving our customers, building great products, pushing technology, and being leaders in our industry. The company is dynamic, nimble, and does not get bogged down in bureaucracy. I think the new CEO's direction is exciting and full of possibilities. The benefit package holds its own with larger companies and the opportunities for advancement are here if you produce good work.

    If you are tired of the big company grind, this is a refreshing place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries could be a little more competitive, although I have found that good job performance leads to steady increases in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit and foster the "cream of the crop". FPI is a great place to work and there are so many people in the greater Springfield area that would love to work here.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agawam, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agawam, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Farm Credit Financial Partners (FPI) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    FPI employees are the company's best asset. They are incredibly ambitious, love problem solving and enjoy mentoring new employees.
    The company has good benefits and supports employees' family and community commitments.

    Cons

    New projects are added to the work plan causing priorities to change fairly often. Staffing resources are sometimes strained to accommodate these changes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "From 2015 "Employer of Choice" recipient to moving downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Product suite is very good.
    Most people are great hardworking professionals.

    Cons

    New CEO is in way over his head.
    Vast majority of staff is looking at other employment options.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize what you have and invest in the right people.
    There is great potential if its managed correctly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewhere"

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

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

    Pros

    Party for everything. There's a ping pong table and shuffleboard, but don't know expect to use it. There's free snacks at 3 everyday.

    Cons

    If you were not an intern, don't come from a Farm Credit ACA, or have a relative that works here don't expect to be promoted or be respected. Without one of those 3 qualities you are treated like a second class citizen and your work is not appreciate.

    Advice to Management

    Respect everyone. Things have gone downhill quickly.


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