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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Inspiring mission, incredible opportunities to see the world while developing your skills"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Everything we do at EF is about helping people build bridges across borders and cultures, spark mutual understanding, and create new opportunities. It's a mission that feels incredibly relevant right now. - Travel opportunities: I spent more than 3 months traveling abroad last year to some of the most amazing places including Spain, Sweden, UK, France, and Germany. Everyone travels once a year, most travel far more...

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    Cons

    - EF isn't for everyone; and in particular, folks who are looking for lots of structure and a clear path to promotion on an annual or semi-annual basis. People who aren't a good EF fit probably won't be happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Staff events and professional development opportunities were fantastic in 2018. Not surprising that EF consistently ranks in the top 2 on the Globe's Top Places to Work list.

    EF Education First Response

    January 14, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    Thank you for this feedback! Our mission, people, professional development and benefits and perks are the most common things our staff refer to when they talk about why they love working here. I love that you saw so much of the world last year. I hope 2019 brings more amazing opportunities ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great and understanding management

    Cons

    takes time for pay to increase to the maximum which I think is $14.30/hour

    EF Education First Response

    March 5, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

    Thanks very much for sharing your constructive thoughts on working with EF online. We’re happy to hear that the job offered you flexibility and strong management to support. Understandably higher payments would be welcomed, but EF does comply with regional laws. Thanks again for your ...

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  3. "Great Company Culture!"

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    Former Employee - Tour Consultant 
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    high engery and amazing company culture!

    Cons

    A lot of recent grad hires can often make it feel like college mmore than your office

  4. "Great organization!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Fantastic office culture - the people are excited to be here, hard working and extremely friendly. There are so many professional development opportunities and events orchestrated by EF. They truly care about their employee's. The benefits and perks that EF has available range from free fitness classes, insurance, travel and more!

    Cons

    Salary is a bit lower

  5. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to get money for couple of months

    Cons

    Too much time on work

    Advice to Management

    Be patient to your workers

  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Online English Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Super flexible especially for people who want to travel or for stay at home moms.

    Cons

    Only get paid once a month

    EF Education First Response

    March 5, 2019Engagement and Retention Specialist

    Thank you very much for taking the time so share your experience with teaching online with EF. We’re happy to hear that the job offers you good flexibility, and understand that it can take some adjustment to get paid monthly as opposed to weekly or bi-monthly. We hope that you continue ...

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  7. "Resident Assistant EF Boston School"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at EF Education First part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great students, fun atmosphere, nice perks with housing and doing events in the city

    Cons

    Some mild chaos that is expected with a residential job with students

    EF Education First Response

    February 28, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    Thanks for this review -- it's great to hear you're enjoying this fun and fast-paced role! - Mike Kaufman, Sr. Director of People Operations

  8. "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to start a career and learn the basics - lots of young people and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Pay does not match cost of living in Boston - no guidance for those in middle management - high turnover

    EF Education First Response

    February 22, 2019Senior Director of People Operations

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m happy to hear you learned a lot and got to see the world with us. We promote staff into management roles early in their careers because we believe they can meet their teams’ high expectations of them. But we’ve also heard feedback that managers ...

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  9. "Good start to your career"

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    Former Employee - Activity Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great way to build job experience, especially right out of college. People who have worked at EF can do ANYTHING after. Medical benefits are the best I've ever heard of.

    Cons

    Low pay. Overworked hours. EMERGENCY PHONE. (Make sure you get a clear picture on how this is handled at your location).

  10. "Great to get experience, not to make a career"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Tarrytown, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and the school itself is beautiful and classrooms are great.

    Cons

    Salary is not good. The way the company make your schedule is in order for teachers to never get 40 hours of work. The benefits (vacations and sick days) are horrible. There is zero opportunity to grow in the company and you will never ever get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Give your hardworking team of teacher a yearly raise and better salary.

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