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EF Education First Online English Teacher Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2019

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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "EF Full Time Online Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Online English Teacher in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Straightforward, flexible, little preparation needed, can meet some really lovely students. Regular raises.

    Cons

    Having different students in every lesson means you don't get a sense of progression. Not much chance for career progression.

    EF Education First2017-10-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Online English teacher (UK)"

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    Former Employee - Online English Teacher in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great materials -amazing students -easy to use their Online platform

    Cons

    -salary is too low for teaching position with a minimum increase every year which is barely catching up with inflation in the UK. - No opportunities to advance or earn more money. -No possibilities to do less than 15 hours per month. This can be an additional job for many, therefore, it should be a flexible contract.

    Advice to Management

    Wages should be matched to your competitors. Other Online teaching companies pay much more per hour.

    EF Education First2019-02-26

    EF Education First Response

    March 5, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

    Thanks very much for taking the time to share your feedback after leaving EF. It’s great that you were able to enjoy teaching online classes to our students from around the globe, and that you found it easy to use both our materials and online platform. We can assure you that EF ...

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  3. "Perfect Job For College Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Online English Teacher in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -job security -company size -easy job -rewarding work

    Cons

    -poor management -lack of communication -popularity contest

    Advice to Management

    Be more culturally aware of your employees.

    EF Education First2019-06-01
  4. "Low pay but decent company"

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      Current Employee - Online English Teacher 

      I have been working at EF Education First part-time

      Pros

      Good, well developed platform and decent flexibility.

      Cons

      Low pay and erratic availability of hours

      EF Education First2019-05-17
    • "Nice place for young graduates trying to find their feet"

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      Current Employee - Online English Teacher in Bryanston
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Salary not too bad - One gets to engage with people from across the globe

      Cons

      - Irregular working hours - Very little room for advancement

      Advice to Management

      Having people work through the weekend (Friday, Saturday AND Sunday) every single weekend (very rigid shifts) is emotionally, mentally and socially draining. Zero work-life balance.

      EF Education First2019-04-13

      EF Education First Response

      April 29, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

      Hello, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience while teaching online with EF. We’re happy to hear that you have been able to earn a decent wage as a fresh graduate, and we couldn’t agree more, we also enjoy engaging with our global student group! Part of working ...

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    • "NOT enough Pay"

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      Current Employee - Online English Teacher 

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

      Pros

      Medical aid insurance. monthly bonus

      Cons

      No coffee break between classes

      EF Education First2019-03-27

      EF Education First Response

      April 2, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

      Thank you for your feedback, and we are always happy to hear from our current employees. It’s great that you’re able to earn a monthly bonus and that you had medical aid included in your package. While we do try to create opportunities for staff to have breaks throughout the day, ...

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    • "So - so"

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      Former Employee - Online English Teacher 
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at EF Education First part-time

      Pros

      Flexible working hours and Decent pay

      Cons

      Management needs to be more positive in their feedback

      EF Education First2019-03-12

      EF Education First Response

      March 25, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the flexibility that EF offers while being employed part-time. At the same time, we are sorry to hear that you felt that the feedback you received from management was not positive, as we do ...

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    • "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Online English Teacher 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Super flexible especially for people who want to travel or for stay at home moms.

      Cons

      Only get paid once a month

      EF Education First2019-03-01

      EF Education First Response

      March 5, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

      Thank you very much for taking the time so share your experience with teaching online with EF. We’re happy to hear that the job offers you good flexibility, and understand that it can take some adjustment to get paid monthly as opposed to weekly or bi-monthly. We hope that you continue ...

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    • "You can do better"

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      Former Employee - Online English Teacher in Shanghai, Shanghai
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at EF Education First for more than 3 years

      Pros

      If you really want to teach abroad they are an option.

      Cons

      The consensus opinion is they are disingenuous if not outright dishonest about what your job will entail and your career opportunities will be.

      Advice to Management

      Do a better job recruiting and retaining staff or you'll have a never ending merry-go-round of dissatisfied and disillusioned short timers.

      EF Education First2019-02-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Stop treating employees like criminals or children."

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      Former Employee - Online English Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It's an easy job where you get to meet people from around the world and learn about different cultures. They paid for most of my medical aid premium.

      Cons

      They underpay people. The environment is toxic. They promised to give employees a TEFL qualification but instead offered a useless online 40 hour TEFL qualification. Managers treat employees like criminals or children. A history of Illegal activities.

      Advice to Management

      Learn humanity and empathy. Be flexible, listen to people's concerns and be fair. Stop running the office like a prison or a primary school. Do courses on leadership and management. Pay people what they deserve and what is market related. Empower employees with a proper TEFL qualification. Be leaders instead of dictators. Give people pay slips. Presenteeism is counterproductive. Follow the law!!!

      EF Education First2019-01-09
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