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EF Education First Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
569 Ratings
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. "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
  2. "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

    EF Education First Response

    March 5, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

    Thanks very much for sharing your experience. It’s always great to learn that employees enjoy the working environment and felt that they had clear development throughout their careers with us. I’m sorry to hear that there was not as high of satisfaction with creating work-life balance ...

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  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. 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 (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
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Education Fifth"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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...

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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
    • "Online Marketing"

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      • Senior Management
      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
    • Helpful (5)

      "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
    • "Lots of potential"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Excellent work environment, efficient colleagues, complaints dealt with efficiently, employee protection and safety at primary

      Cons

      Management lacking severely in organisation, and head office difficult to get hold of

      Advice to Management

      Review area managers more frequently

      EF Education First2015-11-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Digital designer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at EF Education First

      Pros

      Great projects, fun corporate events, nice touches like enjoyable work environment with on-site gym.

      Cons

      Working across time-zones is challenging and there isnt a process for anything

      Advice to Management

      There needs to be more of a process and ownership of projects.

      EF Education First2015-08-18
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