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Financials Deployment Project not thoroughly planned out.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Laureate Education full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Salary in IT department is satisfactory but bonus structure is not.

Cons

IT management is not mature and they do not have the right experience to execute in the roles assigned.

Advice to Management

Hire mature, people managers with work experience that can be validated.

Other Employee Reviews for Laureate Education

  1. Draining... place where the dreams die...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company does good job hiring smart, intelligent individuals with good qualities.

    Cons

    Management is only focused on the politics and getting on the next higher step on the corporate ladder... People who work the hardest are not necessary the ones that are given the opportunities to succeed. If the company could have you work 24hrs a day with no additional compensation, they would. Annual salary increases go up to 2.5% MAX for employees that perform above expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so money hungry and focus more on developing work environment where people will feel appreciated. Find ways to reward hard work. Find funds in the budget to serve at least decent Christmas meal, so people don't feel that they got cold Thanksgiving turkey for Christmas. Listen to your employees and appreciate their honesty.


  2. Good if you are in the top 1%, profit focused and not education focused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Salary is higher than average in Baltimore. - Can be promoted if you like to agree with your boss, tolerate working for large egos.

    Cons

    - Benefits are average and activated only after 1 month of work. (1 month without benefits is expensive if you have a family) - Commute in and out of Baltimore is really heavy. Count 20-30 minutes just to get in an out on good days. - Directors (everyone is a director here) from business don't know what they want so each project requires at least 3-4 directors, 1-2 PM, 1-2 people from BI, 1-2 Business analyst, ... so many people that all projects progress very slowly and are always over budget. - Although we are an education company the training budget is very low. - Biggest problem is that the admission criteria are very low. Every body with money is accepted at Walden. - The most alienating thing is that the higher people that screw up ( I.T. and Operations and B.I with their fake report) are not fired. No they keep their job and the company hires people above with more experience to fix the problems ( or just to fire people like recently)

    Advice to Management

    Hire a consulting firm like McKinsey to assess the situation and save the boat while it still floats


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