Customer Service (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – August 15, 2018
What an incredible culture, the people at CoBank are like nowhere else. Everyone here is a specialist in their craft and so many great minds make the job exciting. The dedication that everyone has for the company is something I haven't seen anywhere else. When you work at CoBank you are a part of a bigger team making a difference in rural america.
Sr. Manager, Business Solutions (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 19, 2018
Very, very restrictive environment with zero autonomy and no flexibility. No room for advancement and my experience as a manager was that I was expected to prevent minorities from receiving promotions. Failure to comply with this resulted in retaliation. Could not exit quickly enough.
Used to be a nice place with awards of Best Place to WOrk in CO.
Admin type personj (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – May 17, 2017
All went down hill five years ago. It used to be a nice place to work. Lots of change. They got rid of anyone that was over 60 and or had over 20 years with the company and put the emphasis on college students thereby lowering the salary outflow in order to build a new "fabulous" building. They don't seem to worry about associates anymore. They worry more about appearances the words "inclusion" and several others that don't mean anything except on paper. Upper management loves to slap each other on the back constantly.
Very good place to work. Kept the customer as the number 1 priority.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – December 15, 2016
At desk and ready to work by 7:00 most days (official start time 7:30) Working from Consultants documents, prepare Cash Management documents for services that the customer had signed up for. After review by Consultant, send to customer according to desired delivery method (i.e.: overnight or regular mail). Learned which documents to select for particular services. Management was easy to work with and respected their staff. Co-workers were a variety of personalities with differing desires in how/what they wanted in their customer packets Hardest part of the job was ensuring that the latest iteration of documents were being sent to customers I enjoyed working with almost all the members of the team
Felt we provided farmers and their cooperatives with sound financial support
Working with a new third party bank to provide services
IT Developer (Current Employee) – Denver – October 8, 2016
If you were a woman working in IT at Cobank be prepared to be treated differently. Also be prepared for the HR department to not have your back and make you feel like you are the problem. Glassdoor.com contains real reviews from real CoBank employees who had real problems with the way coBank treats their employees in the IT department. It is just an old boys club, old-school mentality of middle-management not being progressive. Middle-management likes to stick together so they all look good, and then make life difficult for the people they don't like. What's funny is the people they don't like are the young, outspoken, progressive people who have personalities. Middle-management likes to keep the people who are one trick pony's, who never speak up in meetings, like to keep to themselves all the time. These are the folks that will never challenge or question management
This summer at CoBank, an independent HR investigation was completed as to why so many people leave the IT department. But the only change that investigation warranted was a change at the top of the IT department. Unfortunately, the problem still remains with the same group of middle managers. There's even one woman in that middle management team and you think she would've put it ended this treatment along time ago, but she perpetuates it by doing nothing to improve it. She doesn't even see the problem, even when people try to explain it to her. Those in middle -management don't want to be challenged by anybody below them because they feel threatened. The reason they feel threatened is that theymore... have been here for 15 years. The new people coming in know newer technology and have new ideas on how to develop software as a team (aka Agile). So there is a clash between current trends/the right way to develop software, versus the way CoBank has always done things. There's absolutely no respect from the middle management towards the women on their teams, especially if there is a disagreement. Again there is NO respect at all from middle-management. This is why people leave CoBank and why this position is open.
I would never recommend a woman working in the CoBank IT department. There are male managers in that team that treat women differently than they do men. They make up lies order to make themselves look good, and I see them manipulating people in order to get what they want. There are a lot of other companies in Denver who treat their employees well, but the CoBank IT department and HR department is not one of them!less
Data Entry (Former Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – August 12, 2015
I truly enjoyed working for CoBank. The training and management team were very supportive and approachable. I would have loved to work for them longer but this was a long term temporary assignment so when the assignment ended on July 31, my job there ended.
All of the staff at CoBank were very appreciative of all of us temporary employees.
This was only a temporary assignment and I would have love to stay on full time.
Records Processor II (Current Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – July 7, 2015
It was seasonal work for me. I don't really have enough experience to give a good review. I am not suited for retail work. The people were nice enough. I thought it was a decent work environment but again not really for me.
Senior Credit Officer (Current Employee) – Greenwood Village, CO – May 29, 2015
As a Senior Credit Officer I managed high investment grade companies, bankruptcy and international accounts that were highly complex. It was most enjoyable to close a deal and know that I had provided the client with what they needed.
Adminstrative Assistant II (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – July 25, 2014
Great company to work for however have no advancement opportunities due to size of company and being a branch instead of Corporate office which is located in CO. Would like a place of employment closer to my home.
Perhaps one of my favorite jobs as Conference Coordinator
Conference Coordinator (Former Employee) – Englewood, CO – October 31, 2013
I started with CoBank as a temp and was hired on as Conference Coordinator when the current Coordinator quit. The position enabled me to travel to various parts of the country to select hotels at which to hold customer meetings as well an an annual trip to Washington, DC which is my favorite tourist location. I was rather autonomous in the position which was gratifying. I left when everyone over 55 was offered a package and it was obvious that the future was for the young.
Loved the travel and being free to make my own decisions
The changes that were taking place in the culture of the company