Hult International Business School

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Great coworkers, questionable product and leadership

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Hult International Business School

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Very fun and diverse environment - the staff is on the young side and you will be surrounded by bright, enthusiastic, international graduate students.

Cons

Because Hult is a for-profit school, there is a definite emphasis on being asked to do more with less, so many positions are overworked and understaffed. There is also a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants mentality as opposed to long-term planning and vision; as a result, ideas pop out of nowhere and must be implemented with little regard to execution. This puts a lot of pressure on staff to deliver a quality product and meet students' expectations. As a result, many employees leave within two years.

Advice to Management

Better communication between management and support staff would help deliver a stronger, more consistent product. Having a career development plan in place would also be very attractive.

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  1. A burn-out machine

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing

    I worked at Hult International Business School full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid-back work environment
    Travel (sometimes also a Con)
    The programs are quite ground-breaking and the school itself is decent

    Cons

    I second most comments published here about the unethical practices at the sales/marketing departments
    They react to numbers rather than learning from previous experiences
    Worrying employee turnover - no stability, no job security.
    Favoritism, nepotism. Only the loudest are heard/ promoted
    Claims to be international yet management is usually unaware of cultural differences or clearly favors particular cultures
    Managers lack soft skills whereas the school brands itself as a soft-skills specialist
    No HR: employees have nobody to turn to when issues arise.
    Staff is overworked and underpaid.
    "Motivation" means "free alcohol"
    ... they are deluded into thinking it is a great and fun place to work: probably yes if you are fresh out of college. Unbearable if you care about being professional.

    Advice to Management

    Reflecting, planning and being strategical rather than desperately reacting to numbers could take you a long way. Hire real "managers", train them and empower them rather than just promoting the loudest or using titles to glorify sales people. Get HR!!!!!!! - rather than having a couple of people in charge of it globally make sure there is someone in every single office watching out for the well-being and interests of the employees. It is really sad to see the top-performers and the brightest go month after month without even an exit interview. Be accountable and learn from your mistakes!

  2. Seems like a start-up...

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    Former Employee - Associate Director of Recruiting in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Recruiting in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Hult International Business School full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Hult is the good young atmosphere that you have. Most people are really friendly, although 26 years old on average...

    Cons

    Low salary, lack of professionalism, worked very long hours and weekends, quite stressful due to really high targets, extremely high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Pay better to people who deserve it and have a plan to grow your HIPOs

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