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EF Education First Employee Reviews about "travel opportunities"

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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
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Pros
  • "Great work environment where workers are really valued(in 142 reviews)

  • "Free travel opportunities (get to go on the tours they sell for free, either once a year or every other year depending on your position)(in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, but teachers gets greatly rewarded for their time and effort(in 89 reviews)

  • "low salary and the schedule is a bit wonky(in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Unique work environment"

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    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.

    EF Education First2018-11-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional and poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met great people Some travel opportunities

    Cons

    Gossipy high school culture--seems fun if you're young, but you waste a lot of time on office politics. Managers take part in "who slept with who"/"how attractive is X" gossip, which is uncomfortable and unprofessional Poor management No growth opportunities Acts like it's changing the world, but it's a sales company

    Advice to Management

    Don't encourage clique-y behavior. Invest in making the products better and treating your staff well instead of coming up with new ways to trick customers and hide bad reviews

    EF Education First2017-11-12

    EF Education First Response

    November 14, 2017Senior Director of People Operations

    Thank you for this feedback. I hate to hear that you didn't enjoy your time here, but am glad that you seemed to have met some good people and saw new parts of the world while working with us. In the last year, we've rolled out dozens of new professional development opportunities ...

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  3. "Video Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    Really loved working with the Video team at EF - culturally conscious, exciting travel opportunities and always looking to tackle new and innovative ways to tell stories centered around their core mission.

    Cons

    long hours, but to be expected for a video shoot in the field.

    EF Education First2017-04-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for a young travel enthusiast!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    -Company has a lot of younger staff, 20's-30's -Very fun and inclusive culture, a lot of employee appreciation, support and encouragement -Beer fridge and weekly happy hours -Free snacks -Monthly themed happy hour party (St Patrick's Day, Hawaiian Luau, etc) -Ping Pong table -Lots of clubs and socialization opportunities (great place to work if you want to get involved and be friends with your coworkers) -Lots...

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    Cons

    -If you aren't a 'party' person, or are more introverted, this might not be the place for you -The pay is fair but not super high (although in sales you can make good bonuses/commission) - if you are on a single income or expecting a lot, it might be a little tight, but there are a lot of perks/benefits that make up for this -Hours can be long in the sales positions, sometimes working overtime/weekends, however a lot...

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    EF Education First2019-05-06
  5. "A lot of work and patience"

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    Former Employee - English As A Second Language Teacher 

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

    Pros

    Pay, kids, travel opportunities, team building

    Cons

    very fast paced, a business not a school, can be overwhelming at times

    EF Education First2019-04-12

    EF Education First Response

    April 14, 2019Vice President

    Thanks for sharing your views on your time with EF. It's great to hear that you enjoyed working with your students, traveling, and team building activities. We understand that the fast-paced work environment can be challenging. We try and supplement this with training and development, ...

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  6. Helpful (18)

    "Inspiring mission, incredible opportunities to see the world while developing your skills"

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

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Everything we do at EF is about helping people build bridges across borders and cultures, spark mutual understanding, and create new opportunities. It's a mission that feels incredibly relevant right now. - Travel opportunities: I spent more than 3 months traveling abroad last year to some of the most amazing places including Spain, Sweden, UK, France, and Germany. Everyone travels once a year, most travel far more...

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    Cons

    - EF isn't for everyone; and in particular, folks who are looking for lots of structure and a clear path to promotion on an annual or semi-annual basis. People who aren't a good EF fit probably won't be happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Staff events and professional development opportunities were fantastic in 2018. Not surprising that EF consistently ranks in the top 2 on the Globe's Top Places to Work list.

    EF Education First2019-01-08

    EF Education First Response

    January 14, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    Thank you for this feedback! Our mission, people, professional development and benefits and perks are the most common things our staff refer to when they talk about why they love working here. I love that you saw so much of the world last year. I hope 2019 brings more amazing opportunities ...

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  7. "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career and learn the basics - lots of young people and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Pay does not match cost of living in Boston - no guidance for those in middle management - high turnover

    EF Education First2019-02-19

    EF Education First Response

    February 22, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m happy to hear you learned a lot and got to see the world with us. We promote staff into management roles early in their careers because we believe they can meet their teams’ high expectations of them. But we’ve also heard feedback that managers ...

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  8. "A lot of work for little money"

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    Current Employee - Tour Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel opportunities. Health benefits. The people.

    Cons

    Basically a glorified sales/cold calling job.

    EF Education First2019-02-08
  9. "Program Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Fun company culture, opportunities to travel, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of support from management. Company is thirsty for sales. Poor pay

    EF Education First2018-11-23
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible pay, terribly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    Company hires a lot of talented, collaborative, and fun people; met some of my best friends here. Amazing free, frequent travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Terrible base salaries Many of the middle and upper managers are bullies, and I have seen them drive talented, passionate employees out of their jobs

    EF Education First2018-11-24
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