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Elevate Education Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2019

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Douglas Barton
12 Ratings
  1. "Business Development Manager - very good experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tight knit team Ability to gain experience fast Ability to execute your own ideas Likely participation at board level Cool people

    Cons

    Lots of driving Oxford Location Workflow can be unpredictable at times

    Advice to Management

    Don't let go of the start up mindset. You are not corporate: that's a good thing.

    Elevate Education2017-11-22
  2. "Good"

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      Former Employee - Presenter 

      I worked at Elevate Education part-time

      Pros

      fun, learning experience, hard work, time management

      Cons

      Long hours, commute, often tired,

      Elevate Education2019-05-16
    • "Mission Driven Business"

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      Current Employee - BDM in Oxford, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Elevate Education full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      - Fun people - Great mission - Good pay

      Cons

      - Overbearing culture sometimes - Too much driving

      Advice to Management

      - Keep focusing on helping the kids

      Elevate Education2019-01-06
    • "Culture Culture Culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Elevate Education full-time

      Pros

      Great people, challenging work, culture of excellence and high performance.

      Cons

      If you're looking for clock-on clock-off job, this ain't the place.

      Elevate Education2017-04-09
    • "best parts of the job"

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

      I worked at Elevate Education

      Pros

      the best parts of this particular job working for Elevate Education in London is the opportunity to hone in on your public speaking while really making a difference helping children with study skills

      Cons

      I can not really think of any cons apart from he fact that you do have to be well organised and make your own way to the schools and you could be required for long hours , delivering the mentoring in schools up to 9 hours in a days work.

      Advice to Management

      Great team spirit and encouragement but i know other graduates that would be perfect for this particular job but they are restricted because of the full time grade requirements , considering passion for the job will help get even better talent in the roles and more dedicated people working for Elevate.

      Elevate Education2017-03-07
    • "The only company I've stuck with"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Elevate Education

      Pros

      I have had a fair few jobs over the past 3 years - but I fell into the Elevate presenter role by accident and am so happy I did! Every other job I've had I got bored after a few weeks, and the work became a chore. But joining Elevate I have actually realised that you CAN wake up for work each morning and love what your about to do. As a presenter you get to work with students every day, helping them achieve their goals,...

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      Cons

      This is definitely not a job for the fainthearted. There can be longer days (over 9 hours at work), and as a presenter going to schools on your own it can get pretty tiring. It's certainly not an easy job, and a lot is expected of you, because we are such a high performing company.

      Advice to Management

      Keep listening to what your employees have to say.

      Elevate Education2016-09-16
    • "Fun, friendly, fulfilling."

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      Current Employee - Youth Mentor & Presenter in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Elevate Education part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      The whole team is unbelievably welcoming and the general culture of inclusion makes for a really happy company. There is no sense of hierarchy across all the different roles, be it presenting or in the office, so I have felt really valued from day one as an integral member of the group. Full company meetings and socials are extremely fun events that everyone looks forward to, and which tighten the sense of camaraderie...

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      Cons

      By nature of the role of presenter a lot of my time is spent travelling on my own, which can get lonely at times, though this is successfully remedied via strong levels of communication with all colleagues. Any grievances anyone may have are quickly discovered and sorting them out is always prioritised, as management are very encouraging of honesty and constructive criticism of general practices.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing. My experience of Elevate only gets better as time goes on,

      Elevate Education2016-09-09
    • "Started at 19, 8 years later..."

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      Current Employee - Programmer Coordinator in Oxford, England
      Recommends

      I have been working at Elevate Education

      Pros

      Getting to help students every day, working in an awesome team of young, energetic people who are ambitious and fun. Getting listened to and your opinion counting as much as the Founder of the company.

      Cons

      Sometimes the hours are long, but I'd rather work 12 hours a day with people I really enjoy working with than 8 hours at a job where I'm watching the clock.

      Advice to Management

      Keep giving responsibility to young staff - they thrive on it.

      Elevate Education2015-09-07
    • "If I could have created a job this would be it."

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      Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Elevate Education full-time

      Pros

      The people, the open and honest communication, the independence, the fact I'm not sitting at a desk, and most importantly we're changing people's lives (hopefully!).

      Cons

      The odd 14 hour day is still a bit hectic, and admittedly not the most enjoyable, and we're still not 100% on recruitment but we're getting there.

      Advice to Management

      Make good choices

      Elevate Education2015-09-06
    • "Programme Coordinator Review"

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      Current Employee - Programmer Coordinator in Oxford, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      The career progression at Elevate is awesome. I was a presenter for just over a year and now I've moved into the management side of things. The training that we got in the transition was very comprehensive and we were quickly comfortable in the new role. It's also very exciting that I may be able to go off and set up a branch of Elevate in another country in the not too distant future! Another great aspect of being...

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      Cons

      The issues with the company and my new role are probably very similar to any other small and growing business: we work hard, and sometime late. This can sometimes be pretty exhausting and there is always more that you can do. The other aspect of that can be frustrating is that, as I used to be a presenter, I sometimes have to drop everything and go and present because someone else hasn't been able to get to a seminar...

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      Advice to Management

      The best piece of advice I would give is to try even more and increase the amount of time that we all, as a company, spend together. I know its hard, but because the presenters are based all over the place and we are all on the road at different times, it can feel a bit distant.

      Elevate Education2015-08-26
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