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Study Group Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a nice office with great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Study Group part-time

    Pros

    The coworkers were friendly and helpful

    Cons

    The work was very mundane and slow

  2.  

    horrible horrible place! run away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Study Group

    Pros

    flexible hours, plenty of time to do your own stuff.

    Cons

    Too many unprofessional people in one place. They are all temp workers from staffing agencies. Turnover rate is very high. No surprise here.I saw some people were jut sleeping at their desks. Isn't it crazy? Receptionist is super lazy and rude woman. Will not help you with anything and will try to avoid any tasks you would give her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up the company. Look for high skilled employees. Yes it will cost you money but it is worth it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, lacking organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Study Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company attracts a lot of really interesting and nice people. There are some nice perks too. And the office is pretty casual and flexible. New CEO seems solid.

    Cons

    Lack of good leadership. Poor project management which impacts work-life balance. The compensation is not competitive in some cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster team building. Value individual contributions. Encourage work-life balance among employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company with no direction that doesnt value employees!

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    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Study Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work with excited students. The company has some great teachers and center directors that students love which contribute to greate experiences for the students.

    Cons

    Company is run very poorly with management not implementing any strategy that will stop the downward spiral the company is facing. Management does not value the employees as evidenced by the numerous lawsuits over compensation, benefits and discrimination from former employees. Ever since they were purchased by a private equity firm the company has lost its purpose and classrooms go empty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move management to actually regional areas instead of having North America teams reporting to people in Australia. The culture clash is evident. Also hire more competent leaders that can actually lead people even from afar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    slow but fun environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Study Group

    Pros

    Co-workers were fun. You get to meet different people while working.

    Cons

    Very tedious work, lack of interactions within the different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interactions within departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Used to be great, now just stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Study Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the moment, the only pro is that the company still exists.

    Cons

    Management is so delusional and so far away from their operational employees, aka the ones that are actually doing the labor and face to face with clients and students, that they make extremely poor decisions without consulting the employees that it actually affects first. This used to be a company where you can get have growth and be promoted from within. Now it is all about hiring from the outside and then those people have zero understanding and have the trained by somebody who has been there for years, which is completely insulting. The new (now 2 years and running) software they launched, that is exclusively to SG, still does not work properly even tho millions have been thrown at it. But, again, management, the ones that decided to launch it, did not consult with the employees that actually have to use it and have been explaining time and time again why the software was not ready to be launched. That was the big downfall. Since then, lay-offs, turn-around in staff. It really WAS a great and fun place to work, even tho the pay was never great, but in exchange for a fun atmosphere, with eager people to help our clients, it was worth it. Things have changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the Cons say it all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was great in the past, can be great again...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Study Group

    Pros

    Promoting international education, helping students reach their goals, opportunity for global travel, exciting developments, changing programs opening new opportunities for promotion and career growth.

    Cons

    Management does not admit issues that are affecting growth and focus seems to have moved from providing a real service to trying any scheme that will cut overhead and increase sales regardless of the impact on client relationships. Seems to have lost sight of the real reason clients use the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return focus to where the majority of business comes from and work to fix those broken relationships. New programs or partners will not increase sales if the clients won't send business.

  9.  

    Pros & cons of working for Embassy Summer as an EFL teacher at one of their centres in the UK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Study Group

    Pros

    One of the most organized companies I've ever worked for. Nice management team-all qualified. Experienced Head office staff, all willing to help. Excellent accommodation & meals provided at the centre. Large green campus, nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Bad internet connection making lesson planning a bit difficult at times. Poor salary compared to other summer schools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Dynamic, focused organisation which is determined to succeed through embracing staff.

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Study Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Study Group is a constantly challenging workplace in a rewarding and exciting way. New leadership which has come on board in the last 18 months is determined to take us places and is doing that by developing people and ideas from within the organisation. New staff incentive schemes, improved HR practices and a team attitude is seeing a massive positive turnaround in the culture and behaviour of every employee.

    Cons

    Study Group is a demanding workplace both in terms of hours and the need to continually learn and stretch yourself. I wouldn't have it any other way, but it's not for the light hearted!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A company that is becoming more business, savvy, strategic and in progression

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    Current Employee - Business Support in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Support in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Study Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, interesting diversity and interactions with regional team members, same goal and vision, transitioning into a much more corporate and higher profile company makes it exciting and interesting. Using industry and business intelligence to make decisions.

    Cons

    Busy due to implementing new strategies and systems but in a positive way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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