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Study Group Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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

  6. 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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    DO NOT JOIN

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    Former Employee - Recruitment
    Former Employee - Recruitment

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

    Pros

    Nothing. No bonus, poor compensation.

    Cons

    Ever since an outsider was brought in to head sales, CRM was introduced and it is still not working. There is no direction. Very fat on top and thin at bottom. Reactive management. Top management rattles on and on but with no conclusion.

    Management do not value the operational staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of ineffective and indecisive management. Rebuild sales team. Listen to the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is a good job but I am tired

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    Current Employee - MA
    Current Employee - MA

    I have been working at Study Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can travel a lot

    Cons

    You always have a lot to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have ameeting every year with the student paraents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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