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EF Education First Software Developer Reviews

Updated 17 May 2019

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

    "Great people, atmosphere and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First

    Pros

    EF has great people with amazing team dynamics, making the work atmosphere very pleasant. Management offers many opportunities to developers to grow and own projects.

    Cons

    EF doesn't give out stock.

    EF Education First2016-06-10
  2. "Happy to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Motivation, team Work, coordination, could learn with no limits, you get access to lot of materials on some of the best technologies. Work-life balance and fun. Dynamic work schedule. Office space is fun and happening.

    Cons

    No cons except it is very competitive and the hiring bar is very high but i am someone who loves a competitive environment since I believe it pushes you to do better!

    Advice to Management

    You want to hire great people - but don't hire overqualified individuals for a particular role.

    EF Education First2015-11-25
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Choose at your own risk."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Except training opportunities, no positives at all. Location in the city. Can pay high if negotiated properly.

    Cons

    No work life balance.. No onsite opportunities.. Right from day one you should start the clock ticking with full knowledge on the product. Work hours may extend till 3am early morning.. No documentation on products.. Abroad management is supreme.. Managers in india ate not cared anymore.. More red tapism.very high attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Treat indian colleagues fairly.. Provide proper work-life balance.

    EF Education First2015-12-12
  4. "Exciting Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, passionate culture, amazing core values! People at EF are sparking and the Company mission is amazing! One of the best places I've been working in in the last period (I've 20 years of experience)

    Cons

    Sometime the amazing core values face with people arrogance and this leads to big misunderstandings. Of course it happens in many companies but to waste the potential achievable with true star employees it's really a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Sometime trues stars need to be considered a bit more after super efforts. Sometime the management should relies on lower level employees to step further.

    EF Education First2015-06-27
  5. Helpful (6)

    "My review of EF"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at EF Education First

      Pros

      Good cafeteria and Spacious office

      Cons

      Loaded with pressure and projects during pregnancy. Managers were not transparent. No appraisals or reviews. poor hr policies. Foreign employees have bad attitude and play bad politics. Can get fired anytime even if it is a health issue.

      Advice to Management

      Employees are human beings treat them justifiably.

      EF Education First2015-05-26
    • Helpful (7)

      "Pick It On your RISK"

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      Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good work and life balance. Good HR policies Very Good CTC they offer.

      Cons

      Always have a risk of getting fired.

      EF Education First2014-08-22
    • "Fun and nice place to work"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Take home salary is good. - Friendly and supportive team members. - Approachable managers.

      Cons

      - Hike is less, unless you are getting a promotion. - You need to speak up and advertise yourself for your hard work to be recognized. - At times, the work load is too much and you end up working late nights and weekends(but you would be pain for working on weekends). - No onsite opportunity.

      EF Education First2014-01-30
    • Helpful (8)

      "not up to the mark"

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      Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      friendly environment and friendly managers Beautiful office

      Cons

      * dont get to work on interesting stuffs. * Highly insecure job * If u have two options in hand, make it 2nd choice n never 1st choice. * can be removed from the job at any instant of time.(Make up your mind for sudden decision that management makes)

      EF Education First2013-01-10
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