Laureate Education

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

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Former Employee - Sst in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Sst in Los Angeles, CA

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Decent Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are competitive. Some of the best people in Baltimore work at Laureate.

    Cons

    Politics have become overwhelming. Budgets have been cut and when people leave, the company appears to hope nobody notices. Many managers are not genuine. They treat their employees poorly, but report to other senior management that their staff is happy and productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Almost all social activities have been curtailed in recent years. Employees aren't relating to each other and that affects the enthusiasm for the job. Although the company says they are collaborative, in reality, senior management is very autocratic and demands that orders be followed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good if you are in the top 1%, profit focused and not education focused

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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