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A mixed bag

English Teacher (Former Employee)

ProsProfessional colleagues and good prospects for career development
Huge network and opportunity to work in a variety of settings
Free reign given to teachers in how they tackle course targets.
Maximum 24 hours teaching per week
Very good middle management

ConsBig class sizes
Emphasis on profit maximisation...contrary to mission statement.
Lack of flexibility, inspiration and leadership from senior management.
Too hierarchical

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to integrate with staff more. Adopt a more collaborative culture. Trust your staff. Communicate more effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of "back door" policies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at British Council


    Pros: People who are not in key positions are some of the best professionals right now. The values of… Cons: Management doesn't care about employees, but acts like it does. Values are not upheld. Strategy… Advice to Senior Management: The should be more upfront about decisions and strategy, even if it's not comfortable… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    I myself find the way to gain good skills in dealing with children's matter, administration work and customers.

    Temporary Staff of Teaching Centre (Former Employee) Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I worked at British Council


    Pros: English Environment: improve English, have chance to work with native spaeakers: exchange cuture and lifestyle, make friends with them Good reputation Have chance to push myself in… Cons: not have many opportunities for my future career, means not chance to be promoted. not support fully to fulfill my job: unclear guidance and still exist… Advice to Senior Management: I admired some managers in BC, they are not only talented, but also sympathize with colleagues, help colleagues in their life's matters and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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