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EF Education First Benefits

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Employer Summary

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Everything we do starts with you, which is why we're committed to providing the best benefits and perks imaginable:

  • 25% company match on your 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive and highly subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Company sponsored life insurance
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Free international travel with EF and staff travel discounts
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year
  • Complimentary on-site exercise classes
  • Disco lunch!
  • Pre-tax transportation benefits
  • Free foreign language classes
  • In-house salon - Boston
  • Onsite bar & restaurant (with awesome nachos) - Boston
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness initiatives including fitness club reimbursement, running and walking clubs, and yoga classes


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance  (30 comments)

    “Health insurance is Harvard Pilgrim. There are two tiers of benefits. The bottom tier is not great for someone like me. However the top plan, with Rx...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (20 comments)

    “I earn 24 vacation days a year + floating holidays and some national holidays. This is great as it allows travel. No Sabbatical is offered. Burn out...”

  • 401K Plan  (19 comments)

    “25% match is decent, but many companies offer much better deals. Staff can only be fully vested after 5 years, which is a very long time to remain at...”

  • Feb 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    401K Matches 25%, 15-24 days of vacation based on time at the company. Travel for free as staff on a tour with our clients

  • Dec 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Generous vacation and opportunity for free tours every two years. Health insurance and parental leave improved for 2019, and health plan now has infertility and transgender health care coverage. However, WFH is discouraged or non-existent even in non-sales roles. Very "butt in seats" mentality. Also coffee should be free.

  • Nov 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    The main (arguably) benefit to working at EF is the constant pumping employees with alcohol. Lots of free alcohol or encouragement to go to the company bar at the end the day. Awesome at first if you are fresh out of college & looking for a party atmosphere with little pay or career development. Vacation and sick time off the definitely the best benefit, but most places offer the same.

  • Oct 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Worked as a freelancer so no included benefits other than freedom

  • Oct 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Incredibly generous. Significantly more than your average US company, probably because the company was founded in Europe.

  • Sep 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    4 weeks of PTO and great health insurance.

  • Aug 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Amazing health insurance, time off and 401k.

  • Aug 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Great 401k match, excellent health benefits

  • Aug 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Tour Consultant in Denver, Colorado

    The vacation time is unprecedented for new hires. The medical plan is also generous.

  • Aug 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Good Vacation, difficult to use

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (85)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (24)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • CheckmarkVision Insurance (20)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • CheckmarkEmployee Discount (76)
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • CheckmarkCompany Social Events (23)
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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