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EF Education First Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 14 Nov 2019

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3.5
67%
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75%
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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
729 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment where workers are really valued(in 154 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 84 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is required to work Long hours journeys(in 103 reviews)

  • "low salary (perks instead of pay)(in 87 reviews)

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  1. "GOOD"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Very good working environment Clear development

    Cons

    Work life balance Management style

    EF Education First2019-02-15
  2. "It pays on time and the atmosphere is nice!"

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    Current Contractor - Lecturer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and there is a good working environment

    Cons

    The hours can be long and the progression into a new role might be difficult.

    EF Education First2019-11-14
  3. "Fun work environment"

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    Former Employee - EFL Teacher in Brighton, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    very fun and social work environment, lovely staff make it great to work there

    Cons

    The management is a bit disorganised.

    EF Education First2019-09-27
  4. "Established Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chelsea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment where workers are really valued. A company that always wants to innovate and grow in the educational field

    Cons

    It is not a perfect company, but I can not say that there really is a cons.

    EF Education First2019-02-14
  5. "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
  6. "English Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, all staffs are friendly.

    Cons

    Maybe need more classes and regulations

    EF Education First2018-01-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working environment. fun and happy place.

    Cons

    slow. not a lot opportunity to boost your career unless you are swedish

    EF Education First2018-01-11
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Education Fifth"

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    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    -Meeting great people from different cultures. -Rewarding work. -Fun work environment.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions: -Pay is less than minimum wage when you take into account the extra hours you are expected to work -Very long working hours (over 70 hrs per week) -You are supposed to receive one day off per week. This often does not happen, because EF do not employ enough cover, and you end up working an extra day for no extra pay. Numerous issues with the way the kids are treated: -... Pressure to sell "extras" to kids feels very immoral and reflects wider culture that feels like the EF senior management only cares about getting money out of the kids' pockets. - Pressure on each centre to receive good feedback leads to the kids being manipulated into providing high feedback scores. - The kids pay a lot of money to come to EF and the company cuts a lot of corners to save money. They try to cover this up with "EF branding" and "EF sparkle".

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    Advice to Management

    -Treat your staff with more respect and pay them a fairer wage for the hard work they do. -Respect the kids; they are not as naive and stupid as you think. If you do not genuinely care about them and continue to just see them a "money pinatas", it will eventually come back to bite you in the a#$!

    EF Education First2016-08-14
  9. "Online Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, fun people

    Cons

    Limited career path, low pay

    EF Education First2016-04-24
  10. Helpful (6)

    "To be avoided unless you don't care about having a life outside of work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly fun work environment and amazing coworkers Multi-Cultural environment

    Cons

    Crazy working hours Unrealistic work expectations Incredibly high staff turn-over Really low salaries (the lowest in the industry as far as I can tell)

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and give them a reason to stay.

    EF Education First2016-04-20
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