Laureate Education Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Pros
  • The company is growing rapidly and has a great mission to expand education around the world (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great colleagues, great location (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is manageable if you enforce it for yourself (in 22 reviews)

  • Terrible upper management, low employee morale, micromanagment, inconsistency within (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Wonderful and successful company to work at

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly, and willing to help you achieve your goal.
    Their HQ is located downtown Baltimore in the Inner Harbor.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is parking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Internship at Laureate

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    Current Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Laureate Education as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned allot of Information and about systems

    Cons

    The down time in projects not being able to find anything to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more work for Interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Heading in the Right Direction

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Salaries are excellent, as are the benefits. The work is meaningful and as a professional education in public and private for many years, I respectfully disagree with those who question the quality of the education that is provided; so, I also believe the mission is a pro for the company, both in terms of providing educational opportunities to those who might not otherwise receive an education and in terms of the social change mission. There is a renewed emphasis on innovation that is exciting to be part of.

    Cons

    It is typical in the education world to get more days off than Laureate provides. Following an academic calendar/culture would enhance the educational mission and provide more alignment with the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-consider some of the real ramifications of the "healthy org" culture, which is well-intended, but loses meaning over time. Many take the org to mean that people cannot disagree which is unhealthy. Additionally, a healthy org should have healthy people within it; ensuring work-life balance would help in this regard. I do believe this is changing because of new leaders in the organization, but some employees don't trust it based on past experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Fast paced and growing organization

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    Current Employee - Global Project in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Global Project in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try more telecommuting for positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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 (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
  7. Great Company & Great Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant (C Level) in Baltimore, MD
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant (C Level) in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Laureate Education as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, excellent leaders, great remote help if needed, respect work life balance.

    Cons

    Heavy workload - the pay does match this well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Exciting, fast-paced and international

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    -Great office and location in Baltimore (Harbor East)
    -The work is really challenging and there is plenty of it to do-I've enjoyed working closely with other smart people that work as hard as I do.
    -Lots of interaction with international colleagues and teams at Laureate's institutions: Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia
    -The company is growing rapidly and has a great mission to expand education around the world.

    Cons

    -Work is fast paced and priorities sometimes turn on a dime, can be frustrating at first until you are used to it

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Consultant, Manager of Transaction Services and Manager of Financial Systems.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with many opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on time of year, long and excessive work hours required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and implement a more balanced work/life balance for all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Very competent coworkers and management. Good opportunity to travel internationally and move vertically.

    Cons

    Work - Life balance can be stressful at times. Very much a "work hard, play hard" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics plays a larger role that one would like at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Class Beta Tester & Quality Assurance

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    Current Contractor - Beta Tester & Quality Assurance in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Beta Tester & Quality Assurance in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Laureate Education as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was prompt and courteous. Great pay

    Cons

    There needs to be more focus on beta testers and their contacts with the course developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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