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EF Education First Reviews

Updated 8 December 2018
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  • "Work-life balance can be difficult" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Long hours, vacations days were often blocked off during affordable travel dates" (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "EF Education First Eastbourne"

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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

    amazing international environment, new experiences every day, extremely fulfilling in terms of job satisfaction!

    Cons

    the balance between work/life could be improved (role dependent) however you receive what you put in!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Unique work environment"

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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

    Fantastic work environment with lots of opportunities to travel and meet amazing people. Alot of pride in their company culture and always felt supported in my role.

    Cons

    Each product works very separately and it can take time to understand EF globally. Benefits could be better.

  3. "Activity Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EF Education First part-time

    Pros

    Long hours but rewarding enviroment. Make lots of new friends.

    Cons

    Long hours, disorganized and bad pay


  4. "Great Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - School Director in Eastbourne, England
    Current Employee - School Director in Eastbourne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having worked for the company for more than 10 years in 4 different positions across the UK, I truly feel at home here. The amazing people you work with and the company's mission is truly inspiring. As a manager, I have the freedom to hire my own teams and take ownership as if I was running my own business.

    Cons

    The lead up to the summer can get intense but it's the nature of the business


  5. "Great company with lots of professional growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company's core values are exceptional and it is a fun company to work for. You have a lot of support from your manager & colleagues and there are a lot of professional development opportunities inside the company.

    Cons

    It is a demanding business. It requires to be committed to the company and sometimes it is difficult to combine work & family life.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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