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Gems Education Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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3.2
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58%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
Approve of CEO
Gems Education CEO Dino Varkey
Dino Varkey
15 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "the head office adds a lot of unnecessary pressure to both teaching and non-teaching staff of the schools(in 3 reviews)

  • "Decisions are made hastily and there is a high turnover of staff as a result(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "teaching assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gems Education part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    easy to access and user friendly website

    Cons

    not that I'm aware off

    Advice to Management

    none

    Gems Education2019-05-11
  2. "Head office turnover and culture issue"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gems Education full-time

    Pros

    The schools, the teachers and there are good staff that survive for a short time in the corporate office

    Cons

    Some bullying senior leaders and highly political environment. High management turnover due to being pushed out. A survival of the most politically astute rather than the most competent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for the long term, stop bullying and encourage collaboration

    Gems Education2019-03-18
  3. Helpful (7)

    "No direction and strategy/ DISORGANISED"

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    Former Employee - Head Office Employee Europe 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working hours/ flexible working

    Cons

    Senior Leadership team and European CEO have no idea how to deliver a long term strategy. Decisions are made hastily and there is a high turnover of staff as a result. HR do not always look out on the best interest of staff. There is a lot of redundancy and workers are not given a fair time to make a difference. Massive blame culture

    Advice to Management

    Look after your workers who are doing the work and getting you paid, instead of taking decision from newly appointed senior staff adopting this blame culture.

    Gems Education2018-06-05
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't risk your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gems Education

    Pros

    generous pay if you are a director

    Cons

    No leadership no strategy no rewards no respect

    Gems Education2015-03-05
  5. "Work culture, leadership in gems schools"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TGT Science in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ambience and school building structure is ok.

    Cons

    Salary and growth of an employee

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities should be given to young competitors

    Gems Education2019-06-14
  6. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gems Education full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities, large amount of resources

    Cons

    Too grade-focused, needs a more student-oriented environment

    Gems Education2019-06-13
  7. "teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Sharjah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gems Education full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the best ever i have worked with

    Cons

    none they are perfect at all departments

    Advice to Management

    keep going reach maximum heights

    Gems Education2019-05-24
  8. "IT Exec"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Executive in Batu Kawan
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gems Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Individual Medical Insurance (AIA), 3-5% Yearly Increment, Short Working Hours,

    Cons

    No Career Advancement &High Turnover.

    Gems Education2019-05-29
  9. "Educator at GEMS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Year in Sharjah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good support

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes short of resources

    Gems Education2019-05-11
  10. "Work life"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Luxurious offices

    Cons

    NA - Nothing as such

    Advice to Management

    NA -- Keep up

    Gems Education2019-04-26
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