GlobalEnglish Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Global Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlobalEnglish

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Right now there is no leadership or guidance. Nobody wants to take ownership.

    Advice to Management

    Get the org chart in order and make decisions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Um

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlobalEnglish

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

    Pros

    Global culture, great products, nice and talented people.

    Cons

    Most have lost faith in leadership. Not sure the CEO really cares anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Won't be considered anyway.....


  3. Helpful (1)

    bad....bad....bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GlobalEnglish

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

    Pros

    WFH...work life balance
    not much else

    Cons

    lack of direction and leadership....due to leaders and organizational challenges.
    Everyone is afraid. No one takes ownership. 10 people in the office any given day.
    Everyone "WFH"

    Advice to Management

    none....they wouldn't act on it anyways.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great potential. leadership lacks ability/talent to execute

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at GlobalEnglish full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    * Work life balance
    * Many dedicated and passionate people who believe in the product and its ability to change peoples lives in the world
    * Great international community of employees across all of Pearson
    * Important charter to help people learn English and better their lives

    Cons

    * Lack of investment has created a product that reads as a bit stale
    * Difficult to operate in the context of a major Pearson re-organization - creates too much internal focus and not enough external market focus
    * New leadership recently put in place lacks the experience, talent and ability to operationalize the business and succeed in rudimentary business processes.

    Advice to Management

    * Grow up and understand your gaps in experience so that you can rely on those who might be able to help you lead more successfully.
    * Create an environment that is more inclusive so that more ideas and insight can be shared
    * Have real discussions with subject matter experts, really listen and exchange ideas instead of talking at people


  6. Helpful (1)

    Empty Promises

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at GlobalEnglish full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -flexible work schedule
    - good coworkers

    Cons

    - empty promises on promotions and lies on direction
    - unprofessional and lots of gossip
    - spineless management


  7. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful company to work for, unfortunately the culture and processes got significantly eroded after the Pearson acquisition.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing group of people, inspired (and inspiring) leadership, fantastic products, fun kickoff.

    Cons

    Often strapped for cash, which prevents the company from really spreading is wings. This was overcome by the Pearson acquisition, but at an excessive cost.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get caught up in the big company obsession with process.


  8. An interesting international experience with some amazing people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Brisbane, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great team selling environment: Some of the account managers are very talented and provide great support to sales people in both selling and developing/maintaining relationships.
    Very international co-workers and client base. Good team building and fun at annual sales kick off.

    Cons

    Not much training provided in some cases. Some holes in management, particularly middle manager level.
    Working with time zones all over the world can be stressful and make it hard to get a good night's sleep.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with relevant management and sales experience when possible (not necessarily the best sales person who is available to manage)


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sorry Mismanagement & Unprofessionalism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work on new things and expand your experience.

    Cons

    Low level of professionalism and industry experience of colleagues. Unseasoned management, no industry experience of most contributors, bullying attitude of decision makers.


  10. Great product and coworkers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Global Support in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Global Support in San Bruno, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers who really love the product and helping customers. Solid product, enjoyed by the customers and actually helped as advertised. Great customer community aspects and strong corporate learning tool set. A great tool for global companies to bridge communication gaps. Great direct management for my position.

    Cons

    At the time change management was an area that needed a great deal of work. Management was aware however and working on the issues. A lopsided management team that was not always cohesive in decision making, which caused pain points to lower tier management and the rest of the team.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A once promising company heading to the wrong direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working condition. If you work in sales/customer facing role, you can literally work anywhere you want as long as you're connected at your schedule as long as you get the job done. Each year there's a Sales kick off meeting, where virtually everybody working in client facing role is invited to attend this week long event.

    Cons

    Where should I start? With the recent completion of the Pearson acquisition, the original GlobalEnglish leadership team is pretty much all gone. The new leadership team still doesn't seem to fully understand the market and the business and come up with the right strategies, and they have been doing a very poor job of communicating with all levels of the company about their vision and plan. Product line up & Go-to-Marketing strategy are weak. Pricing strategy is unrealistic to the market and competitions. Employee morale is low, and pretty much every month you hear a long time employee leaving the company.



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