EF Education First - The worst school I have ever worked at. EF Oxford | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "The worst school I have ever worked at. EF Oxford"

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    Former Employee - English As A Second Language Teacher in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fellow teachers- Some of the strongest people I've met. Sadly, no one who started with me in January 2018 remains there on a full-time contract. Students- You get some great students who can really make the difference between a good day and a bad day.

    Cons

    Appalling working conditions 40hrs a week, often with a double banking 30 hr contact time 'summer' timetable even in winter. Many teachers stay until 7pm even 9pm (unpaid) to plan and many come in on weekends. The management are out the door at 5.30 sharp. There is a mentality of don't bother planning, which affects class quality and teacher burnout. Understaffed and overworked, leading to teacher breakdowns in...

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    Advice to Management

    Incompetence and vindictiveness look very similar and you will lose your best teachers over and over again, not the ones with the highest 'ratings' but the teachers who can actually teach, if you don't change the atmosphere and attitude of the school. I have seen fantastic teachers leave and people who needed help not given that help and instead left to suffer. Your actions have affected people's lives and the teachers...

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    EF Education First2019-03-26
  1. "The people and products are amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Placement Manager for High School Exchange Year in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at EF is open minded, welcoming, and knows how to foster work-life balance. Even in the most stressful times, I feel like I am part of a supportive team. It may be a corporation but it is run like a small business in many ways and I love it.

    Cons

    A lot of sales roles so can be hard to find your fit if you're not a salesy person. A bit of stress but as I said above, the team makes it easier to handle.

    EF Education First2019-06-17

    EF Education First Response

    June 19, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm happy -- and not surprised -- to hear you're surrounded by terrific, supportive colleagues. Keep up the good work! -- Mike Kaufman, Sr. Director of People Operations

  2. "It was a learning experience"

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

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    The facility I worked at my coworkers were cool.

    Cons

    The facility I was at was in pretty bad shape.

    EF Education First2019-06-21

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