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EF Education First Activity Leader Reviews

Updated 29 May 2019

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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic and rewarding work, but hard long hours"

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    Former Employee - Activity Leader in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will work hard and often long hours as an activity leader. However it is lots of fun and there is a good team vibe always built. Would recommend for anyone looking to develop in a fast paced environment

    Cons

    Long Hours Shift Work Lots of ambiguity

    EF Education First2017-03-31
  2. "EF Activity leader"

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    Current Employee - EF Activity Leader 

    I have been working at EF Education First

    Pros

    Good for a summer job

    Cons

    Too long hours . No training

    EF Education First2019-05-29
  3. "A fun summer!"

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    Current Employee - Activity Leader in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were fantastic- very supportive and great social aspect.

    Cons

    Very long hours and little sleep due to host family issues.

    EF Education First2018-09-14
  4. "Activity Leader Brighton"

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    Current Employee - EF Activity Leader in Brighton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to work with students!

    Cons

    Bad management Underpaid Lack of information and communication

    EF Education First2018-07-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Have to learn on the job"

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      Former Employee - EF Activity Leader in Manchester, England

      I worked at EF Education First part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fun/get to meet lots of interesting people from different background/staff were great to work with

      Cons

      With almost no training you have to think on your feet

      EF Education First2018-04-24
    • "Activity Leader"

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      Former Employee - EF Activity Leader in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at EF Education First full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Highly young and international environment

      Cons

      Mostly outdoor, sometimes schedules would change with very short notice

      Advice to Management

      None

      EF Education First2018-03-11
    • "Nice students but not well organised"

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      Former Employee - EF Activity Leader in London, England

      I worked at EF Education First

      Pros

      Enjoyed spending time with students Free trips e.g. on London Eye, London Dungeons

      Cons

      Information not always clear Not well managed Disorganised Often left in stressful confusion

      Advice to Management

      Put information out more clearly, and not just on Whatsapp

      EF Education First2018-01-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Activity Leader"

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      Former Employee - Activity Leader 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at EF Education First (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Get to meet some amazing people. Students and course leaders are great. Good opportunity to gain experience in a leadership role. Activities were fun. Overall a really rewarding experience.

      Cons

      Lack of organisation from management. The managers were great people but they were overloaded with work and seemed to be stressed most of the time. Being paid 6 hours a day is a joke, especially as you end up working lots more than that on a daily basis. Can be stressful, you need a good support network around you to get you through it (i.e. other activity leaders and course leaders). Teachers seem to have...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire more people for the activity management team, your managers are overworked and that in turn makes everyones job harder.

      EF Education First2017-03-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "EF"

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      Former Employee - Activity Leader 
      Recommends

      I worked at EF Education First

      Pros

      Meet some amazing people from all around the world, whilst getting to do fun activities. Working with students can also be really rewarding, as you see how much they progress during the course of their stay.

      Cons

      Sometimes hard to handle large groups of students, especially in busy cities. The time that you are paid for does not take into account the extra hours you spend working, such as researching activities, chasing students for payments, and going to the bank.

      Advice to Management

      Senior management should consist of people that know the course town, as they are unaware of activity specifics. Should also listen to feedback from both leaders and students, as its not all about numbers.

      EF Education First2016-09-07
    • Helpful (4)

      "Underpaid Job"

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      Former Employee - EF Activity Leader in London, England

      I worked at EF Education First

      Pros

      International colleagues/ community. Great fun with students and course leader. Activities such as Madame Tussauds, London Eye, London Dungeons etc. are all paid for. Great experience for testing your management and organisational skills.

      Cons

      I was very disappointed by the management of the company and the lack of organisation. The senior staff are over-worked and can't keep up with the workload resulting in the job of an activity leader becoming 10x harder. They don't even provide something as simple as a list of students attending an activity - I had to make one myself so that I knew who I was missing when at an excursion. They also forgot to tell me...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire more admin staff. Make sure information is passed on to the leaders well in advance. Fix your software Elektra - it seems to be so inefficient and the main cause to the above problems in terms of organisation (or lack of it).

      EF Education First2016-07-29
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