Used to be a fun and rewarding place to work.
Financial Services Officer (Current Employee) – Indiana – January 18, 2016
I seem to be getting a number of friends reaching out to get the scoop on whether they should work at Farm Credit Mid-America. Quite a few jobs have opened up due to the changes that have taken place, which has left quite a few positions to be filled.
Four or five years ago, I would have said it is great. Variable compensation hadn't been reduced, and we were the #1 Farm Credit association in America. Fast forward to today, and the new CEO that was promoted 5 years ago, is making wholesale changes. Closing credit units to consolidate them to Louisville, business analysts quitting and not wanting to move, new computer systems that do not work, and a total revamp of the roles of each employee. Ag lenders are now door to door sales people, while the office staff have been assigned the role of taking care of all loan details, even closing.
The compensation and benefits are great, but it's getting to the point that one really has to weigh the cost for what is being asked by middle management (which is coming down from upper management). I would strongly consider other opportunities until some of these issues get sorted out, and hopefully they will.
Compensation, insurance and benefits are second to none.
A large number of back office people have quit or been let go, putting more on the individual branch. This work, on top of being asked to sell more, makes branch life miserable right now. A corporate position is the place to be in this organization.