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Great first job in DC; fun workplace with education exchange programs

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Former Employee - Program Associate  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC

I worked at World Learning full-time for more than a year

Pros

Enjoyed meeting all the international participants; lots of young people make for a fun environment; learn about ECA programs up close; gain understanding about international exchanges

Cons

Salaries in this field in general are just low, and this is on par. Also, it can take a while to advance beyond your initial hiring position

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give associates more responsibilities and opportunities to exercise creativity or practice writing skills

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    What once was is no more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Learning

    Pros

    Vermont campus provides the opportunity to live in a beautiful part of the country. There are still a few talented, thoughtful administrators. There are still some very quality programs, but...

    Cons

    Very shortsighted and vague 'vision' with terminology coined by a CEO that had to hire banking consultants to slash and burn...CEO is wisely retreating to a new job before the intermediate and long term consequences of those actions are realized by students and board members. Cannot speak to DC operations, but Vermont campus longs to be a data/marketing driven organization in order to play with the big boys. Quality, thoughtful programming has taken a backseat to ever-expanding marketing and enrollment (sales) departments. Proceed with caution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Programs first, marketing programs second: wagging the dog is not a sustainable enterprise.

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    Great place for a first job

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Learning full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good camaraderie with junior staffers. Nice location in DC. Numerous professional networking opportunities with people from all corners of the globe.

    Cons

    long hours and low salaries for associates. no bonuses. They job really depends on which manager you draw as a boss. Many of them are good people who are just ill suited for the job. My first manager was perving on me during my first day of work and had to be transferred. My second manager, who lasted only a few months, was a super cool person, but totally unmotivated. My last manager was even worse.

    Neutral Outlook
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