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British Council Project Manager Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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British Council CEO Ciarán Devane
Ciarán Devane
8 Ratings
  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, not a lot of pressure

    Cons

    no learning & career opportunities, low salaries, no strategy, very unprofessional and unprepared leadership

    British Council2019-06-20
  2. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Outdated hierarchical management structure, lack of technical innovation, lack of effective processes and procedures, low salary

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and systems

    British Council2019-06-16
  3. "Positive work environment, opportunities for career development and rewarding projects"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at British Council in the Northern Ireland office. A great team of people who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    There were a few challenges around availability of permanent versus fixed term contracts

    British Council2019-06-03
  4. "Excellent work place"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Yaoundé
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at British Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has a great working environment

    Cons

    The are a little too Demanding of staff

    Advice to Management

    Flexible working

    British Council2019-04-26
  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Almaty
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An excellent organization in terms of policies and experience in delivering Education and Society projects in Kazakhstan

    Cons

    Sometimes you face with lots of paper work

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    British Council2019-01-27
  6. "Very good experience working in a highly projectized environment but lends itself to disorganization."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kingston
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will gain invaluable experience in the role of project manager.

    Cons

    Leadership can be very disconnected from realities 'on the ground' and therefore expectations and planning can be unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to staff, work life balance and be less obsessive about branding.

    British Council2018-09-13
  7. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Belgrade
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worldwided structure and well established

    Cons

    low experience in developlement project

    Advice to Management

    better strategic leadedrship

    British Council2018-08-21
  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baku
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Council for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very creative environment and people respect each other.

    Cons

    Less career perspective comparing to business sector.

    British Council2018-07-17
  9. "Interesting, but rapidly needs to catch up with analogue organisations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse, working with people across the world, multiple career paths within

    Cons

    Very large, anonymous, cold at times. Lacks a focus or purpose at times

    British Council2017-05-15
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at British Council for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible working hours, work/life balance

    Cons

    weak leadership. no long-term plan or strategy

    British Council2016-09-18
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