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EF Education First Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2019

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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
579 Ratings
  1. "Marketing assistent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    -Big name company with amazing working environment

    Cons

    smale problem for all the big company: failed to localized, marketing strategies are outdated

    EF Education First2017-10-29
  2. "English Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    very good working environment, friendly coworkers, focus on personal improvement for each employee

    Cons

    relationship between some employee and interns can be a bit hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    be more specific about the tasks and what is required to be done

    EF Education First2017-10-13
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Chenggu Xian

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

    Pros

    Professional, friendly, great benefits, paid holiday, flight reimbursement and great work environment.

    Cons

    Management need work otherwise it was an amazing place to work

    Advice to Management

    Let staff know about changes in advance.

    EF Education First2017-10-09
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    "Digital Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive and engaging working environment. Family atmosphere at the company.

    Cons

    Strong focus on employees' self-learning.

    Advice to Management

    Developing an area of organised training and workshops.

    EF Education First2017-09-23
  5. "Great first step"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Beijing, Beijing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment can be fun and energetic. The children are usually excited to learn, making work easier and more enjoyable. It's a great environment for learning Chinese.

    Cons

    The company can be a bit frustratingly bureaucratic. Because there are always so many new teachers coming and seasoned teachers going, the material is designed to be taught by anyone, meaning it can be a little bland and hard to personalize. Also, the company's HR department is all but non-existent in Beijing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Higher teacher retention would help to boost your brand, both in quality and reception. There are only so many bridges you can burn.

    EF Education First2017-10-05
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    "Senior Sales Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good working environment and kindly team members. Very focus on employees grows up with the company.

    Cons

    A little be sales pressure.

    EF Education First2017-09-12
  7. "Waste of time"

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    Current Employee - Progress Manager in Hangzhou, Zhejiang
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good, improve a little bit English. 10 days of vacation from the first year. Most of coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    Low pay, manage team didn't listen to the employees. The benefit is totally different from locations which they are not in China.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the service team's salary

    EF Education First2017-08-15
  8. "Tour Consultant"

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

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good benefits. In general good people to work for and with.

    Cons

    Low pay, and not a clear path for career development.

    EF Education First2017-07-09
  9. "Lower End of Pay - Nice Environment"

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    Current Employee - Director in Lucerne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is nice and young with a lot of flexibility for people who contribute.

    Cons

    The payment level is on the lower end of the Swiss range.

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries would keep good people for longer, a lot of the best talent jumps to greener grass.

    EF Education First2017-06-19
  10. "Coordinator Enrollment"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Coconut Grove, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First part-time

    Pros

    -Great working environment. -Teamwork at its best. -I believe this job is very jovial.

    Cons

    -My only con for me was particularly commuting time and where to park. Miami office in Coconut

    Advice to Management

    -They are great, whatever advice you need if you ask they will be there for you.

    EF Education First2017-06-09
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