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Cultural Care Au Pair Overview

Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
1989
Company - Private
Education Training Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Cultural Care Au Pair, we believe that cultural exchange has the power to make the world a more welcoming, understanding, and open place. We build global families by bringing together international visitors with American host families—providing meaningful childcare ... Read more

Mission: Cultural Care Au Pair is associated with EF Education First, the world leader in international education. Founded in 1965, EF’s mission is to open the world through education. To date, EF has helped millions of people learn a language, discover the world or earn an ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Some sweet news! Cultural Care Switzerland got in the holiday spirit in support of the Cultural Care Kids First Foundation. Staff in our Zurich office had a bake sale with everything from pizza-rolls to gingerbread cookies, all for a great cause! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMUT9

  • We are so excited that EF was named #1 in the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work ranking in the Largest Employers category. It is a reminder of the hard work of many, all of whom embrace, embody and support our unique culture in so many ways. >>> http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMuO5

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Cultural Care Au Pair – Why Work With Us?


We believe that Cultural Exchange makes the world a better place. 

We have, over multiple decades, brought hundreds of thousands of people together from dozens of countries and countless backgrounds to form untold numbers of new relationships and connections. We obsess about the experience of every single au pair and host family and pride ourselves in making a complex journey as simple as possible.

 

Cultural Care Au Pair is associated with EF Education First: the world leader in international education. 

EF’s mission is simple: opening the world through education. With more than 500 schools and offices in 52+ countries, EF's language learning, educational travel, academic degree and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world. With major hubs in Boston, London, Shanghai, Zurich and Sao Paolo – and offices and schools worldwide – working with us can be a global journey. A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large organization with the spirit and energy of a small company. We look for thinkers and doers – creative, collaborative and motivated people who are excited by education, language and travel.

 

EF was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Boston Globe’s Largest Employers Category in 2019. It also topped the charts in 2018 (#2) and 2017 (#1).

 

We make a difference.

At Cultural Care Au Pair, our work changes lives for the better – our products give confidence and freedom to people across the globe. We’re proud that our work changes the lives of young people from abroad while enriching the lives of American families across the U.S. Our employees are a reflection of our customers: global citizens who are passionate about education and travel. 

We believe in our work.

From working with au pairs and host families throughout their program year, to organizing local events and creative campaigns to help spread the word about our cultural exchange program, to all the behind-the-scenes work it takes to support a community as big and worldly as ours, all Cultural Care staff are united in our common goal—to build a community of global families with the power to change the world. We do it with pride, every single day.

 

We love our jobs.

The average tenure of our staff here is 6 years and 25% of us have been around for 9 years or more. 10% of staff members have hosted an au pair and 95% have experience cultural exchange themselves. 

 

Our workspaces suit everyone.

Some positions sit in our spectacular offices in Boston or Denver. Other jobs allow you to telecommute from your home office so you can rock your yoga pants and skip the daily commutes.

 

We like to have fun!

From our “Walk this May” pedometer challenge and bi-monthly “Fika” coffee breaks, to our staff “Happiness” Facebook group and our holiday parties, we take time to celebrate the good stuff in life.

 

 

About working here: Cultural Care Au Pair is always looking for talented individuals to join our growing network. Below you can review full-time positions available at Cultural Care Au Pair’s corporate office, as well as any opportunities for local representatives in various locations across the country. Cultural Care Au Pair is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

No matter where in the world you are located, all full-time employees can benefit from:

  • Comprehensive onboarding, training and professional development
  • Opportunities to travel locally and internationally with work 
  • Market-leading health insurance options
  • Discounts on travel, local eateries, hotel, entertainment, wellness and more! 
  • 25% company matching for your 401(k) contributions with Fidelity
  • Company matching of your charitable contributions (up to $500 per year)
  • Company wellness iniatives

 

Additionally, full time staff based in our Boston office* can benefit from: 

  • Sunny, open-concept office spaces 
  • Bi-monthly Fika Coffee breaks 
  • Complimentary in-house language classes 
  • 3 weeks paid vacation (1st year) followed by 4 weeks (2nd year) 
  • Unlimited sick day policy
  • Ability to work remotely 
  • Fully-equipped in-house gym and rock climbing wall 
  • Pre-tax transportation benefits 
  • In-house beauty salon
  • On-site bar and restaurant 
  • ...and the list goes on!

*These perks are specific to the Boston office. Please consult each job listing/location for its specific set of benefits 

Cultural Care Au Pair Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great Company, Great Mission, Great Support"

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    Current Employee - Host Family Matching Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Host Family Matching Specialist in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Cultural Care Au Pair full-time

    Pros

    What I love most about this company is its mission and its values. Nothing gets sacrificed when making a sale. Cultural Care values community, honesty, transparency, and communication; but it also values its people: employees, families, and au pairs alike. Cultural Care does the most it can to ensure that everyone joining its program is joining with the right intentions, and the company - at its very core - really believes that bringing au pairs and host families together is the best way to build global families. I look forward to coming to work each day, because I know that I'm going to have the chance to positively impact someone's life. I look forward to coming to work each day, because I know that I'm going to be able to help people. I look forward to coming to work each day, because I care for the families and au pairs that I work with; but I also am cared for and supported by my coworkers, supervisors, and upper management. Since beginning my career, I've never questioned this fact. I really feel like I'm a part of something spectacular here - I'm a part of a family.

    Apart from this, the culture at Cultural Care for employees is unbelievable. The company invests in its employees - we have meetings each month with management as individuals, as teams, and as a company, to ensure that everyone feels supported and empowered to succeed. We are encouraged to succeed, and we are supported when we don't. At this company, there is no shame in failure - only encouragement to try again. I truly feel that I'm constantly being provided with tools for my own professional development and success. The company also plans events for employees to engage in and bond with one another to promote the growth and development of relationships. I. Love. My. Job.

    Cons

    As with anything, there are good days and bad days. Whether it's dealing with a frustrated parent or au pair, receiving less than ideal news from the department of state, or having to walk someone off of the program, not everyday is perfect. But, what I can say is that my worst day here would be my best day working anywhere else. I feel so supported, motivated, and encouraged by the people around me to succeed that it's so easy to see the positives, even in a less than ideal day.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue doing what you're doing, because I love it.

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Cultural Care Au Pair Photos

Cultural Care Au Pair photo of: Logo launch 2019
Cultural Care Au Pair photo of: 2019 Summer Party!
Cultural Care Au Pair photo of: 2018 New York City Marathon Team
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Cultural Care Au Pair photo of: Celebrating the launch of the Cultural Care Cookbook
Cultural Care Au Pair photo of: Cooking class in our Boston office!
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cultural Care Au Pair (Cambridge, MA) in May 2019.

    Interview

    The first two interviews were online. After that I was invited to the office for three more interviews. And the last step was a phone interview with mock calls. All the interviewers were great.

    Interview Questions

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