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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
9 Ratings
  1. "Great company to get started in life"

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    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career, travel, people, project, multicultural

    Cons

    Fast paced, poor management, more benefits for none manager

    Advice to Management

    Care about people before excel

    EF Education First2018-08-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great company that needs to get out of its own way."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, progressive, family-type atmosphere. Pays very well. Perks can include travel and working with over 40 different nationalities (in the London office, at least). The products, while imperfect, are at least something an idealist could believe in (education and language learning). The London offices are beautiful, and there is an exciting, youthful energy about the place. Depending on the department you work in,...

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    Cons

    Occasionally aimless. I don't have faith that the leadership is necessarily making the best decisions for the brand, but that's the case in most companies. Can also be a little bit of a sweatshop, depending on the department you work for. (Stay the hell away from the sales team if you value having any shred of a life.) As a member of the marketing team I had a fairly good work/life balance, unless I was working on a big...

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    Advice to Management

    If you haven't already, quit hiring friends or family for management positions. This is a company that is well-positioned destroy the competition, but you need to invest in your products, update your technology and marketing tactics, and hire the people most qualified to take the brand into the 21st century (lest a Duolingo take you down). Also lay down the law with your marketing geos, they have way too much say.

    EF Education First2018-02-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "An enthusiastic and creative team behind an exciting education tool"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As another recent review pointed out, there is a very entrepreneurial spirit at Englishtown. It's exciting to get behind a great language learning tool with a young and creative team. There is also plenty of scope to really grow and develop the role you're in and make what you want of it. The management seems very open to new ideas and solutions.

    Cons

    Because the team is comparatively small and new there are still some growing pains in terms of processes, communication and infrastructure, which can be a frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication internally and continue to improve processes

    EF Education First2013-10-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "EF Englishtown - small but ambitious with great outlook in an interesting industry"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a very entrepreneurial company with ambitious people and great colleagues. It feels like you're in the frontier of your work and that everybody want to constantly push forward and evolve both as a company and regarding customer service and the product we provide. The industry is fast growing which makes the future look bright.

    Cons

    Some issues with infrastructure and a rather small company in comparison with the rest of EF however has the support from a very big and experienced enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    Improve infrastructure and become even more agile

    EF Education First2013-10-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very international, young, forward-looking and innovative. If you are an EF kind of person you will go far in this company, lots of opportunities to move within the company and grow your career. Great opportunities to move locations as there are offices all over the world. People at EF are generally very friendly, outgoing, down to earth.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in certain situations, no clear hierarchy which makes it difficult to understand how you can climb the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Give performance reviews more often, be more transparent with plans and vision for the future of the team.

    EF Education First2013-01-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Marketer in Zürich
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You landed a job. Hooray! - The people are amazing. They're some of the most interesting, hard-working, and friendly I've ever worked with. Your awesome colleagues will keep you sane and motivated. - You have the opportunity to travel and connect with other EF employees all over the world. - Happy hours and social events. - The idea of what EF is doing is fantastic. You'll feel really good when you hear positive...

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    Cons

    - The pay is so bad compared to industry and local standards, it skates the line between "unethical" and "barely legal". If they can get you in the door for minimum wage, they will. - Contract work is the name of the game for this company. They will bring in employees with outstanding work history, high levels of education and expertise, and genuine talent and they will force them to work under untrained supervisors...

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    Advice to Management

    - Get a proper HR department. - Train your managers. Half of them know less than the employees they're supposed to be managing. - Pay your employees what they're worth. What you pay in Switzerland is below the country's poverty line. - Stop trying to hire "cheap" labor with this messy and unethical contractor system. - Understand that you can throw all the themed prosecco parties you want to and give us another...

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    EF Education First2019-05-11

    EF Education First Response

    May 28, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    We are very sorry to read about your negative experience. The unique culture at EF, including our entrepreneurial spirit and benefits, as well as the high quality of our management, its practices, and training, are a big attraction for our employees and prospective talent. Having ...

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  7. "Great place to start my career"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at EF I was able to learn a lot about business and a sales/growth organization. While being in the driver seat of my career, I have worked for experienced managers who are able to support and provide opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Benefits are standard, could be better with more flexibility or ability to personalize or better vision benefits.

    EF Education First2018-12-07
  8. "A lot of fun, so-so salary, unsteady management"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a lot of perks, free yoga, salsa, trips, beer. In general, a great place to socialize and make friends

    Cons

    Higher management is rotting in constant politic fights and restructuring

    Advice to Management

    leave!

    EF Education First2018-07-18
  9. "EF Corporate Solutions Milan Office"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Assistant in Milan
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First for less than a year

    Pros

    Responsibilities since day one. Very positive working environment with opportunity to give your own contribution.

    Cons

    low career opportunities

    EF Education First2018-04-12
  10. "Amazing place"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    great people to work with Good environment

    Cons

    not really any cons okay.

    EF Education First2018-04-01
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