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EF Education First Reviews

Updated 18 July 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 78 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "Accommodation support"

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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

    Love the company and the culture

    Cons

    Can not think of anything


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work, very long hours, amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Teaching Leader in London, England

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

    Pros

    You will be working with a group of international people and make friends for life.

    Cons

    You have to sign an agreement before working to agree that you will be paid less than a half of the hourly minimum wage, and for more than 10 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Do not repeat the monstrosity that was Newland Park management of summer 2017.


  5. "Good opportunities for young inexperienced staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Strong company culture; 'fun' at times

    Cons

    High turnover; few career opportunities; disorganised

    Advice to Management

    Research why your turnover is so high!


  6. "Activity Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at EF Education First part-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, nice team, pay was okay for the job

    Cons

    poor management, chaos, unorganised, tiring


  7. Helpful (1)

    "EF offers responsibility and opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    EF offers responsibility and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    EF can sometimes be a bit disorganized

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good team spirit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    dedicated individuals who love what they do and work hard to make the company what it is.

    Cons

    low financial compensation for the amount of hours required.


  9. "Former"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is big and the managing team is really supportive
    There is a good atmosphere and I would have liked to stay more

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say as I really enjoyed but maybe if I want to be picky I would

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Have to learn on the job"

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    Former Employee - EF Activity Leader in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - EF Activity Leader in Manchester, England

    I worked at EF Education First part-time (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


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