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British Council Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 18, 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 (6)

    "Good company for beginners"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, super friendly environment. One will be able to achieve good work-life balance.

    Cons

    comparatively lower salaries and non aggressive company. Learning and development opportunities are rare and growth is very slow. Company is good for entry level jobs.

    British Council2016-10-20
  2. "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at British Council full-time

    Pros

    very good work life balance and people around are supportive and willing to provide learning advices

    Cons

    job promotion is really rare

    British Council2016-10-21
  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Head of Operations and Compliance in Egypt, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Council

    Pros

    They really consider developing staff, and consider their career development and safety

    Cons

    the work life balance is an issue, and it is really one big problem that staff face

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring and work load needs an immediate attention from management as the work life balance needs to be considered ASAP

    British Council2015-08-14
  4. "A good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Procurement Officer 

      I have been working at British Council full-time

      Pros

      Remarkable work life balance is adhered

      Cons

      It is a flat organisation with few hierarchy levels.

      British Council2019-04-27
    • "Super friendly environment with great opportunities to learn"

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      Former Employee - IT Support 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Best culture, management is friendly and highly cooperative.

      Cons

      Management needs to address issues related to employee work life balance

      British Council2019-03-24
    • "HR Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lahore
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      work life balance, empowerment, challenging opportunities for growth

      Cons

      no succession planning in the organisation

      British Council2019-01-09
    • "Estates & Admin"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at British Council full-time

      Pros

      work life balance working hours comfort

      Cons

      No benefits Bureaucratic location building

      Advice to Management

      more care about employees

      British Council2018-12-19
    • "work environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo

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

      Pros

      great work life balance and flexible hours

      Cons

      terrible pay and insecurity due to constant restructuring .

      British Council2018-11-28
    • "GOOD TO GO"

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      Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Noida
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Perfect work life balance Library Membership Great Trainings

      Cons

      Low growth opportunities. WILL UPDATE LATER

      Advice to Management

      NONE

      British Council2018-11-27
    • Helpful (2)

      "proud to work for them"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at British Council full-time

      Pros

      Fantastic organisation delivering hope to international relations and educational opportunities - most of the staff are great, all around the world. Work life balance.

      Cons

      Internal management is a bit of a shambles - doesnt really follow its own 'values', however the team ethic is good. Pay! Moving to Stratford from SW1.

      Advice to Management

      Value your staff - have a plan - be honest and dont be afraid to cut the dead wood.

      British Council2018-11-13
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