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  • www.education-first.com
  • Seattle, WA
  • 1 to 50 Employees
  • 2006
  • Company - Private
  • Consulting
  • $5 to $10 million (USD)

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We are mission-driven. Education First is a national strategy and policy organization with unique and deep expertise in education improvement and reform. Our mission is to deliver exceptional ideas, experience-based solutions and results so all students – and particularly ...
Mission: We are a for-profit professional services firm with a not-for-profit soul. We direct our time and talent to support clients that can achieve the greatest impact on education systems, teachers and students. We’re also committed to innovation; we are constantly looking for new and ...

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Education First Reviews

3.7
54%
Recommend to a Friend
38%
Approve of CEO
Jenn Vranek
Jenn Vranek
6 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Mission-driven company to improve education"

Nov 2, 2015 - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Great culture, meaningful work and strong focus on professional development

Cons

No cons come to mind at this time.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Education First

3.5
(5 Reviews)

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How is diversity at Education First?

...lower than average salary, promotions tend to move across products horizontally rather than vertically, virtually no racial diversity...Read More

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Education First Interviews

Experience
Positive33%
Negative33%
Neutral33%
Getting an Interview
Applied online67%
Staffing Agency33%
Difficulty
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  1. Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Education First (United States) in Jul 2021

    Interview

    The process is laid out in a pretty straightforward way on their website which is nice. There's a screening interview with HR, then a task assessment, then interviews.
    Because of Ed First's reputation, I was really expecting a positive, innovative experience with unique questions and a DEI-focused approach. Instead the HR screening felt like I was talking to a wall, with super basic questions that didn't allow applicants to shine. Ed First seems to draw people who have a personal connection to their mission, but the interview gave no space for that. In my case, the HR person had very obviously checked out of the interview after about 10 minutes.
    If Ed First is really dedicated to equity, I'd advise them to revisit their hiring process to make applicants feel welcomed and embrace applicants of a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They seem to talk the talk about DEI (and pettily I notice that they only added a statement about it last summer) but still use the same tired HR practices that cater to white, middle-class people.
    Interview

    Super basic: tell me about yourself, three words to describe yourself, why you're leaving your current position, systems you use, etc.

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Pledges & Certifications

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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How are career development opportunities at Education First?

...Children, Team, Schools, Progression, Teaching material...

April 26, 2020

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