EF Education First Reviews

Updated February 6, 2016
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EF Education First CEO Eddie Hult
Eddie Hult
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  • The weekend schedule for teachers can make it difficult to find a work/life balance, but most people adjust to this easily (in 25 reviews)

  • High turnover (within EF and outside) (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Entrepreneurial and passionate"

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

    Pros

    While EF is a large company, it operates like a much smaller one. EF is very entrepreneurial and empowers employees at all levels. Compared to other companies EF has a very flat organizational structure. EF has a very strong culture and people are extremely passionate about working here. Humility goes a long way at EF. While some folks do leave after a few years at the entry level, there are a lot of managers and above who have grown up at EF and had very interesting careers in many different businesses and/or locations. I have seen many examples where EF values strong people as individuals and finds the right opportunities for them.

    Cons

    EF is the perfect place for self starters but the flip side is it's not a great place for people who need heavier detailed direction on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in growing the business - there are a lot of great opportunities to pursue!


  2. "nice team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice working space. fare benefit. I appreciated hard-working and cooperative teammates.

    Cons

    at least, I see little downside of working here.


  3. "Good times, grand people"

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    Current Employee - Traveler Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Traveler Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - allows you to build a strong foundation for any position in Explore America - competitive team - awesome, close knit, small team - consultative approach to customer service - beginners guide to travel sales What you want from your job is directly affected by what you make of it. You work hard and it's noticed.

    Cons

    Try and keep up with the fast-paced, ever-changing team dynamic

    Advice to Management

    Keep the travel opportunities coming. The employees love EF and their coworkers, but usually began working here because of their love of travel.


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  5. "Good for teaching abroad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reliable, well structured, help you with your career development

    Cons

    The salary is definitely on the low side


  6. "Fun job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very fun work environment with good people

    Cons

    Low/mid pay for starting out

    Advice to Management

    Add more structure to work environment


  7. "EF"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    EF has a fun, party atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low low pay. Took the job to build experience.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better so people don't use EF as a revolving door.


  8. "EF"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at EF Education First full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My first job out of college.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no room for growth, bad management.


  9. "Tour Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great people, travel opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    -Directors have no relevant experience and low salaries -High turnover


  10. "Tour Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Global Education Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Global Education Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel perks, fun environment, people

    Cons

    horrible pay, terrible sales structure, no career path


  11. "Great for young people"

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

    Pros

    The opportunities are endless for employees

    Cons

    Not guaranteed or stable for me



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