Laureate Education

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Laureate Education Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
145 Reviews
2.5
145 Reviews
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Laureate Education Founder, Chairman and CEO Doug Becker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is growing very, very fast (in 7 reviews)

  • The pros are good: excellent location (Harbor East); operations in over 30 countries, and on all six inhabited continents - how cool is that (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little downtime and a work/life balance is nearly impossible to achieve (in 16 reviews)

  • No work life balance since people work from 8 AM to 8 PM (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    one way or another....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The location is ideal. The education, benefits, and compensation is rather good compared to competitors within the industry. Countless opportunities for professional growth as long as you show vigor, potential and interest.

    Cons

    If you're looking to grow within, its a roll of the dice. Sometimes, you'll just be the person for the job and walk right into a position made for you. But that's very seldom. You can be the most prepared, have the background experience and education, have a clear plan of how you'll positively impact the new position you're applying for, and NONE of that will matter if leadership is already set on who they want. Sometimes, who they want will have LESS education, LESS experience, NO clearly defined progressive strategies and yet will STILL be the "best candidate". My suggestion, if you can't find a way to move up, then gather as much experience as you can to position yourself to move on. One way or another, it'll be good for something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a DEFINED career path at every level, in every department. There needs to be CLEAR practices as to hiring and promoting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Laureate Education from an Employee Standpoint

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    Current Employee - IT Professional
    Current Employee - IT Professional

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people you work with are awesome. Requesting time off is not a problem and making up time on your own schedule shows your manager that you are dedicated.

    Cons

    Some challenges are there are too many vertical organizations that don't communicate well to the foundational IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be a ratio of gross company profit distributed evenly to the top department performers and not to line the pockets of the various C-Team members.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Good Intern Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Laureate Education as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -great benefits (free Orioles game, lunches, etc.)
    -a large internship program with a lot of other college students you can connect to
    -a lot of great and helpful people working there
    -great pay
    -great facilities and it is located in the beautiful Harbor East

    Cons

    -I know a lot of interns who were bored because their managers were not very involved with them
    -however, there were some who were overwhelmed with the fast-paced work environment, but I would disagree with them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change, Turn Over, Change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits, tuition discount

    Cons

    turnover is VERY high, always under staffed, difficult to replace someone who leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Track turnover, conduct thorough exit interviews

  6.  

    An OK company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good bonuses and decent pay

    Cons

    Not enough support to their projects

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in how to complete my tasks using my own methods
    Benefits are good
    Great people
    Location

    Cons

    Severe lack of clear leadership, but with that there is an inordinate amount of management
    Salary is a bit low
    Work/Life balance? What is that?
    Slow to adapt to new technology
    Next to no opportunity for internal advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between leadership and management. They are not the same. This place is chock full of talented people, yet the environment is not conducive to developing this talent and letting them pursue advancement within the company. Stop treating your IT Ops like red-headed step-children. When you post a 4 billion dollar profit, cutting bonuses and only giving that pitiful cost of living increase is an insult.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No progress No future

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -International environment
    -You can find lots of interesting people

    Cons

    - lack of carrier progress
    -company is not investing in employees
    -no enthusiasm and support from managers
    -lack of external training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An okay organization to work for

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth within the company. The organization usually hires from outside of the company and uses head hunters to recruit talent instead of developing the talent they have in-house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unlimited Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great location, growing ogranization

    Cons

    top heavy, lack of line level mgt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add additional career ladders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change just for change's sake

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    not very stressfull, one day a week to Work from home, flexible schedule, decent pay, excellent benefits, great equipment

    Cons

    no training, the senior leadership is a mess they want to improve the situation but they don't commit to any of the changes they make they change something get bored and in a month there's a new organizational change, they org chart is reorganized every month, the morale has been really low since the layoffs almost tow years ago and nothing has been don to improve it, also the decor inside the building it's depressing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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