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  1. Happy... Could be Happier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDP Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with some extremely talented colleagues who understood the power of globalized education. Base pay was sufficient. International travel was a high-lite as well.

    Cons

    Destination teams were always blamed for the short-comings of the source countries. Bonus plans changed mid year. Work/Life balance needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees, keep bonus plans consistent,

  2. More worried about the bottom line than the students they serve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IDP Education full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    An international company that in theory could provide a lot of movement opportunities for an employee

    Fairly stable future as it is one of the owners of the IELTS test

    Cons

    As it is a large organization you can easily get lost in the structure. Many employees are simply considered cogs in the machine. The software that they have developed to "advise" students has done away with many of the soft skills that are needed when counseling students. IDP has become the McDonalds of Student Placement

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management has very little clue about the Education industry. They are sales driven as opposed to trying to cater to the needs and wishes of the students they supposedly serve.

  3. Incredibly slow organisation with poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at IDP Education part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's a great bunch of people

    Cons

    Leadership, esp strategic, is out of date and slow.
    HR doesn't care and is invisible
    IT is severly underfunded

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about the shareholders! The employees are very demoralised.

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  5. Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at IDP Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of travel, meeting with lots of clients, freedom to create and train people, events management experience, lots of different job titles.

    Cons

    office politics, bonus issues, too much travel sometimes but can be reduced due to budget, very demanding of your time and expected to respond to emails all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more understanding of staffing issues.

  6. Wonderful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Counselor - USA & Canada
    Current Employee - Senior Counselor - USA & Canada

    I have been working at IDP Education full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Work culture in IDP is very good so also the support of top management. Team is supportive. Adequate tranning and exposure is given each member.

    Cons

    Only con is that the scope of growth is slow than imagined.

    Advice to Management

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