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Great Companies Go Through Growth Spurts ... but ... Stay Focused on a Noble, Unrelenting Mission

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Current Employee - Vice President in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Vice President in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Laureate Education full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Laureate doesn't make hamburgers ... Laureate makes dreams come true by removing the barriers that keep honest working, intelligent people from their career and educational goals. This is a high integrity company. The management and employees display an absolute dedication to being a self sustaining organization. Laureate does not look for handouts, research dollars, alumni grants ... Laureate finds ways to produce consumer oriented programs that add value.... Laureate is always ready to seek new paths and opportunities with an eye towards the greater good.

Cons

So, unfortunately, no company goes through rapid growth without inflections and intersections of trial and turbulence. Laureate today is experiencing growing pains of maturity. What does that mean? Well, it means making hard changes that cause people to be impacted negatively. What was once a rocket ship, is now trending towards a moderation, which causes stress within the organization.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in the future. Make sure you have the right senior team - not necessarily who brought you to the dance ... you want your senior leadership to help make make the right choices to move the company to the next level. Determine if the most senior, long time members might need to take a different role... for the good of the company. Fresh thinking at the very top has huge pay back for a company trying to make a quantum leap. You are a big, very good company, getting bigger all the time.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    A company that succeeds dispite management

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay Great Benefits Could be the future of higher ed

    Cons

    Upper level management has completely abdicated control of the day to day to grossly inept, small minded middle management. Rampant favoritism. Non-existent raises except for those who who seriously kiss up Stealth Layoffs that completely kill morale

    Advice to Management

    Actually pay some attention to what mid level mgt is doing in your name. Come down from the ivory tower and pay attention to what the rank and file are doing. We all feel that we have to please our managers rather than do what's best for the organization. The old model is dead. Wake up, hire some effective folks and stop talking about a healthy organization if you are not really committed to change. Stop allowing middle management abuse of the rank and file. You will lose more folks who you really need if you do not reward them and continue to allow raises only for those that middle management likes.


  2. Not so much...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    some opportunity for career advancement. Nice office location.

    Cons

    You will NOT be supported by management in any way. Get-in learn something new and get out. OR pass altogether.


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