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EF Education First Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance can be difficult" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Long hours, vacations days were often blocked off during affordable travel dates" (in 80 reviews)

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  1. "Online English Teacher"

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

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Staff, very helpful.
    Good pay
    Great students
    Great tools for teaching

    Cons

    I have no issues with the company. Small things too minor to complain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "good company to start with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    room for growth/other positions in the company. Large international company. Very helpful in onboarding/transition.

    Cons

    some unqualified teachers, low starting pay

    Advice to Management

    Need higher recruiting standards. Focus more on screening teacher's characters, not only their ability to speak English.

  3. "intern"

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

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    the company culture is amazing.

    Cons

    i cant think of a con.


  4. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, great culture, cool perks.

    Cons

    Your experience can really depend on which product you work in and who your manager is.


  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    supportive school director, collaborative team, beautiful location, clean and bright work enviroment, students from all over the world

    Cons

    At certain times of the year, only part time work available. Other than that, a great place to work!


  6. "Student Services Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunity for Promotion, Team Morale

    Cons

    Sales Offices do not communicate perfectly so stress is sometimes trickled down to the Airport Greeters, very rare however.


  7. "Home Stay Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are given freedom to get it done and run your own way. It is a good company to use as a stepping stone.

    Cons

    Little support and training, just sort of a jump in and get running way to start. Some jobs are seasonal and I didnt feel like I had support to stay with EF when my season was over. They pay was not so good.

  8. "Fun place"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best people to work with, lots of fun and cool benefits

    Cons

    High turnover, pay isn’t great

    Advice to Management

    In my experience, people who leave EF hardly ever want to leave. Employees feel like they have to leave for lack of compensation or a clear next step in the company


  9. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees. There are always company outings, events, and parties. It's a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than average.


  10. "Lots of opportunities, little organization"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for those who work hard and prove themselves
    Travel
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Low starting salary for entry level positions


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