Laureate Education
2.4 of 5 114 reviews
www.laureate.net Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

Laureate Education Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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2.4 114 reviews

                             

38% Approve of the CEO

Laureate Education Chairman and CEO Doug Becker

Doug Becker

(72 ratings)

30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits, great colleagues, great location"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Good benefits (medical, 401k w/matching, education)"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is very little downtime and a work/life balance is nearly impossible to achieve"
    in 15 reviews
  • "No work life balance since people work from 8 AM to 8 PM"
    in 6 reviews
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Consultant, Manager of Transaction Services and Manager of Financial Systems.

Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

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

ProsFast growing company with many opportunities.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and implement a more balanced work/life balance for all employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Finance Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPolitics plays a larger role that one would like at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beta Tester & Quality Assurance (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

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

ProsEveryone was prompt and courteous. Great pay

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Laureate Education

Prosthey do offer great pay

Consthe enviornment is like a Call Center

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best team

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood compensation and interesting products are getting developed.

ConsNothing to mention as far as cons.

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Great to work, a lot of opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Laureate Education full-time

ProsGreat company to work Great to work, a lot of opportunities

ConsNone I have a great experience so far

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing fast pace company that gave me space to create and shine!

Vice President (Current Employee)

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

ProsEntrepreneurial style! Decentralization and fast dynamics are the norm.

ConsYou need resistance to ambiguity.... Like in many other companies, sometimes political fights or personal dislikes get people in serious trouble.

Advice to Senior ManagementEase the relationship among universities. The internal tension and hunt for divisional and unit success diminish the potential of the overall company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a cool company.

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Petaling (Malaysia)

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

ProsThe colleagues are so so cool.

ConsSome are lazy, but many are hardworking.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward the talents.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting industry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Laureate Education

Prossmart motivated people with a strong sense of social good

Consstruggling to change in a rapidly changing environment

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I love my job, may depend on your department.

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

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

ProsGood starting salary though raises have decreased significantly across the board the last few years.
My department and people I report to are amazing.
Flexible about telecommuting and work hours.
If I stayed in the same position working under the same people and got salary increases that kept up with inflation, I'd be thrilled to work here until I retire.
401k match is standard 50% of contributions up to 6%. The match is discretionary but has always been made. Good fund options (ie low cost index funds) available.

ConsCompany can be overly bureaucratic and top heavy.
Departments that I don't work in but sometimes have to deal with at times appear incompetent.
The company seems to be struggling lately, so I worry about its long term viability.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove technology.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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