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British Council Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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British Council CEO Ciarán Devane
Ciarán Devane
162 Ratings
  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was great to be a teacher there

    Cons

    The students were very happy to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do anything, you're doing great the way it is

    British Council2013-02-06
  2. "Times have changed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England

    I worked at British Council full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the people working for the British Council are amazing. You get staff from all over the world which helps you develop as a person and get to learn about different cultures as well as knowing you are making a difference in what you work on.

    Cons

    Management has clearly changed views are not the same as they were a couple of years ago.

    British Council2019-06-18
  3. "Great Place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Administraive Assistant in Karāchi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uplifting co-workings and chill environment.

    Cons

    no chance of mistake. stress

    Advice to Management

    if somebody really wants to grow let them grow.

    British Council2019-06-12
  4. "OK Company to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Analyst in Noida
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got lot to learn as you have open hand to experiment on the servers

    Cons

    management is not up-to the mark.

    British Council2019-06-07
  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Cairo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organised and good holidays

    Cons

    HR could be smoother, pay higher in certain countries across the network

    Advice to Management

    Smoother HR organisation

    British Council2019-06-05
  6. "Former Communications and Engagement Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at British Council full-time

      Pros

      flexible working hours, opportunity to travel and option to work from home

      Cons

      Colleagues hard to get hold of due to time difference and work schedule.

      British Council2019-06-04
    • "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
    • "Business Development Manager / Country Exams Manager"

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        Former Employee - Exams Manager in Singapore

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

        Pros

        Leadership opportunities and autonomy to an extent

        Cons

        Historically disorganised system within local department, which newcomer will be expected to clean up - think twice before joining the position

        British Council2019-06-17
      • "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
      • "Exposure to International & Local People"

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        Current Employee - Customer Management Executive in Kuala Lumpur
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        I have been working at British Council full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Supportive managements, inclusive, no discrimination, and great work space

        Cons

        stagnant career development, no resting area. lack of all staff activities.

        British Council2019-06-13
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