Berlitz Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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Berlitz Chief Executive Officer Curt Uehlein (no image)
Curt Uehlein
83 Ratings
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  • "Low pay for the effort and hours put into the job(in 55 reviews)

  • "Also no benefits, raises, or promotions after years of being told I'm a good and dependable employee(in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Transforming Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berlitz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to make impactful changes. The company is going through a transformation and that can be challenging, but it also provides the opportunity to do good work and be part of the change.

    Cons

    Change is hard and sometimes it feels like there is too much apathy. People don't seem to care enough to make hard decisions or make the right changes.

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    Berlitz Response

    May 20, 2020Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on working at Berlitz. We're glad you've provided a positive outlook. We are striving to make this company the best it can be.

  2. "Perfect start for career in international communications"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Berlitz part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to have flexible schedule

    Cons

    The volume of work are based on contract


  3. "Friendly Environment"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Berlitz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teachers and students were friendly and respectful.

    Cons

    Management was dysfunctional at times.

  4. "Not Too Bad for Education"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berlitz full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Health Insurance Professional Development Relative level of pay

    Cons

    Not great pay Upper management is not training in management.

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  5. "Great global organization culture, quickly changing"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Berlitz full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Corporate culture, global projects, customers.

    Cons

    Management, Limited opportunities for development

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  6. "Interesting job, crummy pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Language Instructor in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Berlitz part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Intellectually engaging, something different every day, interesting students from around the world, great tech support, online training, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    The pay rate is way below market value, and the company has not given raises to any of the instructors in the last 10 years. Some students are difficult to work with. No guarantee of hours per week -- can be feast or famine. Very limited opportunity for advancement.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great team to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Berlitz full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great collaboration in projects, flexibility in work environment, supportive management team

    Cons

    communication between segments not always enough for you to see where the company strategy is versus your role.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "teacher"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at Berlitz part-time

    Pros

    flexibility in the time schedule

    Cons

    The Curricula were not flexible

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Inconsistent"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Evaluator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Berlitz part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, works well alongside a full-time job, few surprises

    Cons

    Cannot depend on the income; will get $600 one week and $0 the next without any say in the matter. Also no benefits, raises, or promotions after years of being told I'm a good and dependable employee.

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    Berlitz Response

    June 29, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to review. The part-time roles are simply to act as additional income and should not be expected to cover cost of living. We proudly offer a variety of roles that employees are welcome to apply to! We like to promote growth from within.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Scheduled day before"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berlitz part-time

    Pros

    The pay there was good

    Cons

    You only get your schedule the day before.

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