IES Abroad – Chicago, IL
From our headquarters in Chicago to our 100 study abroad programs in 35 global locations world wide, we create authentic global education and… Glassdoor
IES Abroad – Denver, CO
of position: The Regional College Relations Manager is responsible for three primary functions: to recruit students to apply and attend IES Abroad… Glassdoor
IES Abroad – New York City, Washington D.C., District of Columbia
of position: This position is responsible for ensuring the growth and success of IES Internship's portfolio of employer partners. The Employer… Glassdoor
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I worked at IES Abroad full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
The people are the best reason to work at IES Abroad. Overall, employees are positive, friendly, and very committed to the mission of serving students. Most employees have studied abroad themselves, and there is a wonderful community atmosphere. Employees respect each other and work as a team to help improve student services. Some of my best friendships have been formed at IES.
Of course it depends on your department, but in general you'll enjoy a healthy work-life balance at IES. Employees tend to have type-A personalities, and are smart, driven people. You'll definitely work hard at IES, but generally you won't have to stay late often (if you're in an entry level position).
IES is very well respected in the field, and it's one of the nation's oldest and largest study abroad providers. It's great to work for a non-profit study abroad provider that is actually reputable (many are not). If you want to work in international education - this is a great place to work.Cons
As other reviewers have mentioned, it can be difficult for entry-level employees to grow at IES. There are some management jobs that can be attained after a few years at an entry-level position, but those are few and far between. There's a gap between low-paying entry-level jobs and very high paying senior management jobs that require advanced degrees and many years of experience.
In general there are wonderful people working at IES, but the president and a few members of senior management aren't well respected by employees.RecommendsPositive Outlook