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British Council Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2019

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British Council CEO Ciarán Devane
Ciarán Devane
163 Ratings
  1. "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      Outdated hierarchical management structure, lack of technical innovation, lack of effective processes and procedures, low salary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
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      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
    • "Great purpose and benefits, but change management and leadership is poor"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Excellent benefits, particularly annual leave entitlement. Real feeling of wanting to make a difference as an organisation and fascinating array of global projects

      Cons

      Poor change management, decision paralysis at executive level, ethnic diversity is particularly bad

      British Council2019-06-13
    • "Work Life Balance"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Noida
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Work life Balance is good

      Cons

      Providing more opportunities to the employees

      Advice to Management

      Nothing

      British Council2019-06-10
    • "Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Place where u can work with not much burden, a place to learn and grow.

      Cons

      Payment delay don't get paid

      Advice to Management

      Atleast offer letter should be given beginning itself.

      British Council2019-05-26
    • "Great Value"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at British Council full-time

        Pros

        Great value with great culture

        Cons

        Bad arrangement for all position

        British Council2019-05-24
      • "Brilliant, rewarding experience"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends

          I worked at British Council full-time

          Pros

          Learnt a great deal about teaching, time organisation and met brilliant people

          Cons

          Tiring and didn't have great access to teaching resources

          British Council2019-05-23
        • "Business Development Manager"

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            Former Employee - Business Development Manager 

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

            Pros

            Great exposure and good opportunity

            Cons

            None to specify. Enjoyed working

            British Council2019-05-22
          • "Good place to work as Uni Students"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at British Council part-time

            Pros

            Flexible shifts, communicative managers, competitive pay compared to market's salaries

            Cons

            Peak seasons could be very tough as you may need to work from 8-21 sometimes

            British Council2019-05-20
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