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EF Education First Reviews

Updated 25 September 2018
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  • "Work-life balance can be difficult" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Long hours, vacations days were often blocked off during affordable travel dates" (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "City Stay Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, opportunity to learn a lot and advance within the company very quickly, international environment

    Cons

    Very long hours and stress


  2. "EF Education First is simply a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Head of Marketing, EF English Live in London, England
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing, EF English Live in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    EF is truly a great company to work for. It has a friendly culture and they treat employees very well. Compensation is relatively high compared to other companies in education. The offices are beautiful. For the most part, people are friendly in every office. I am going to miss my team at EF. Great group of folks.

    Cons

    I loved my days at EF. Difficult for me to think about a negative. I´m sure EF is not for everyone but it was truly a fantastic place for me.

    Advice to Management

    Don´t change. Stay true to what EF has always stood for. Don´t hire people who do not uphold the traditional EF values.

  3. "A fun summer!"

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


  4. "Amazing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EF Education First (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work and devleop

    Cons

    Lack of IT facilities in many schools


  5. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    It's an excellent company to work

    Cons

    I would like to have more information.


  6. "Great company to get started in life"

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

    I worked at EF Education First full-time (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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was meant to be a permanent employee..."

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    Current Employee - Accommodation Coordinator in Bournemouth, England
    Current Employee - Accommodation Coordinator in Bournemouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people environment and students.
    *not much else to be honest!*

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else!:
    - Extremely poor management & organisation.
    - lack of IT and systems.
    - absolutely no communication between departments or different sites.
    - shocking salaries.
    - don’t deliver on incentives.
    - minimal training.
    - They take advantage of foreign interns as ‘slave labour’.
    - management are incapable of managing a budget

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff better.
    Don’t promise what you cannot deliver to customers and your own staff members.

  8. "Activity Leader Brighton"

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    Current Employee - EF Activity Leader in Brighton, England
    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


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit, inspiring people, never take 'no' as an answer, supportive and welcoming

    Cons

    Generally lacks on work/life balance


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment. Fun, varied, and challenging but you are always surrounded by interesting people.

    Cons

    The pay is too low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay.


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