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British Council Employee Reviews about "low salary"

Updated Jun 23, 2019

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British Council CEO Ciarán Devane
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  • "Very low salary, not flexible thinking within the management team(in 20 reviews)

  • "Performance management and evaluation lacking transparency- especially for senior management teams(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great teams overseas, poor leadership in UK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Council full-time

    Pros

    Working with people from very varied cultural backgrounds; educated and friendly local staff in overseas offices

    Cons

    Very limited career development options for local staff; poor senior leadership; low salary; culture resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk

    British Council2013-06-25
  2. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British Council full-time

    Pros

    Work and life balance

    Cons

    Very low salary, not flexible thinking within the management team

    British Council2019-04-11
  3. "professional development"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Cairo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management - very good health care insurance for full-time teachers

    Cons

    very low salaries compared to the workload

    British Council2019-02-09
  4. "Customber service adviser"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kuwait City
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    team work, job security and family benefits,

    Cons

    lack of opportunity to grow or career development, grouping and low salary rate

    Advice to Management

    monitor managers and their performance. practice job rotation and plan retirements or growth or movement for staff so not to have same manager for the same post for more than 10 years.

    British Council2018-02-01
  5. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cairo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council for more than a year

    Pros

    nice place to get experince

    Cons

    low salaries compared to Multinational Organisation

    British Council2017-12-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time

    Pros

    organizational culture focused on employees, learning opportunities, atmosphere

    Cons

    no clear career path, low salaries

    British Council2017-05-09
  7. "Job review"

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    Current Employee - Project Officer in Jakarta
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours - generous leave - professional development scheme

    Cons

    - travel allowance based on actual receipt - low salary compared to other IO

    Advice to Management

    - improve on staff line management

    British Council2017-04-09
  8. "projects officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time

    Pros

    guarantee work and life balance

    Cons

    low salary, routine work, no potential of development

    Advice to Management

    wish to enhance employee benefit, headquater should manage regional branch

    British Council2017-03-14
  9. "Good opportunity to experience new cultures"

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    Former Employee - Language Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance to work in China and experience the culture.

    Cons

    Working on this particular programme is more of a one year only opportunity due to low salary.

    British Council2017-01-24
  10. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    learning and development is good

    Cons

    low salaries no opportunities for local staff, promotions are favoured for UK staff only backstabbing culture

    Advice to Management

    be fair

    British Council2017-02-11
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