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3.7
63%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
Approve of CEO
EC English Language Centers Executive Chairman Andrew Mangion
Andrew Mangion
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team, very supportive, feel listened to, have backing to make decisions(in 7 reviews)

  • "I’ve met many amazing students who make this work environment bearable(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes disorganised and low pay(in 8 reviews)

  • "You can deny it all you want publicly but we all know HR was even sent to New York to discuss negative employee surveys(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Warm Community

      Jan 11, 2020 - ESL Teacher in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is no warmer, more welcoming community than the one created by this company. Employees can feel like their contributions are valued.

      Cons

      As with most ESL gigs, the salary is a little on the low side, but that is an industry standard and the employer is aware of it, so the health benefits and the flexibility of the schedule are very generous to balance it out.

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      EC English Language Centers Response

      Dear Colleague, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying our welcoming EC Community. We take pride in our company culture wherein everyone’s contribution is welcome and adds value to our business. As you mention, we do endeavor to ensure our pay is competitive amongst industry standards and are happy to hear that our total compensation package was truly an added benefit and assisted you in achieving work-life balance. Regards Julian Bell Global HR Director

    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      EC Boston

      Jul 21, 2021 - Director of Studies 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dynamic, fun, flexible hours, location

      Cons

      Seasonal, high stress, not great pay

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Certain Staff Need Reevaluation

      Jun 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very relaxed environment. Everyone is very self sufficient and loves teaching. The teaching staff are awesome and unique individuals

      Cons

      Some of the staff can be inappropriate which can cause an uncomfortable work environment

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It was a good company facing tough times

      Jun 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great team to work with

      Cons

      Dwindling student numbers due to geopolitical factors

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely physical space, great students, Senior management can't lead

      Apr 13, 2021 - English Instructor in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Location, students, up to date technology, fun extracurricular events built for community among staff and students

      Cons

      Ineffective senior leadership, response slow to teachers' requests and no clue how to mitigate potential sensitive situations.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great environment, poor compensation and benefits.

      Mar 17, 2021 - ESL Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      EC New York has such a diverse environment with teachers and students coming from various cultural backgrounds, great physical work spaces, an excellent work location (it's in Times Square) and lots of opportunities to learn and develop professionally with colleagues and students. An exciting and inspiring environment (though distracting for the students too). Director of Studies from 2013 to 2016 was an excellent boss who knew how to encourage, motivate and inspire teachers. Best boss ever. Hope EC NY gets another one like her.

      Cons

      Teachers get little compensation for the work they do which includes continuing professional development work after school hours. Teachers are forced to teeter between being a teacher and a customer service personnel to students. Testing materials are impractical and have been proven difficult for students trying to learn American English. Open enrollment is a huge problem for both old and new students as it forces old students to repeat old materials/ lessons and new students to immediately learn lessons without knowledge of the fundamentals.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      COVID 19 unemployment paid me more than EC

      Feb 1, 2021 - Student Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      some coworkers and students will make you remember why you chose this profession

      Cons

      The pay at this company is embarassing. They will constantly tell you their pay is competitive but theyre obviously super delusional. Maybe it's because the company was founded in Europe and thus they have no concept of how expensive it is to live in large US cities. Even the healthcare options and benefits are terrible and don't help you save any of your already little pay. EC led many student services coordinator on to believe that they were needed to work from home but laid off all the SSCs simutaneously with a one or same day notice. No time to say goodbye or to pass on work appropriately to the remaining colleagues. No severance pay. No time for any of us to even find a fallback. How could you do this in the middle of a pandemic? Same day notice? So cruel and heartless but only in hindsight was this a blessing because I got paid more than half my wage via COVID unemployment. That is how pathetic your pay is so stop being delusional.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Meh

      Dec 11, 2020 - Activities Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to meet people from all over the world

      Cons

      - Bad management - Low pay - They do not value your time and work you to the bone - No one is held accountable (my coworkers would never show up to their shifts and then submit hours as if they did and get paid for those hours)

      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Avoid this company! It is very volatile!

      Nov 4, 2020 - Team Manager in Malta, MT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Met amazing people and made great friendships

      Cons

      This company is very badly directed, they hire lots of people then change their mind and fire entire teams. Pays are very below standard and expectations and pressure are unrealistically high. It has disrupted the lives of countless works.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      I'm looking forward to hearing from you

      Oct 7, 2020 - English Teacher in Mobile, AL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Teaching students of different levels

      Cons

      Teacher has to single out the students level and find out appropriate books and materials for them

      1 person found this review helpful
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