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EF Education First Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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EF Education First CEO Eddie Hult
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Pros
  • "Great work environment for an intern" (in 132 reviews)

  • "You will also have the opportunity to work with people from all around the world" (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be difficult" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Long hours, vacations days were often blocked off during affordable travel dates" (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "really cool job that is fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EF Education First part-time

    Pros

    it was fun and I got moneu

    Cons

    there were no cons at all


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Starting Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Great people, amazing benefits, some opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Long work day, heavy sales aspect

  3. "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

    The company has every resource you could possibly need for teaching and takes the time to teach you what you need to teach.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Be faster


  4. "Friendly group of people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty friendly staff, always ready to help

    Cons

    Some of the summer students, in particular, are there to have a good time, rather than to learn. But that's not particularly at the fault of the school. As a teacher, though, you have to work at not letting that be de-motivating.


  5. "Great culture. Bad Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People, Culture, Product, the building

    Cons

    They underpay you and it's hard to move up.


  6. "Love!"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere, job duties, and the students!

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.


  7. "Online Teachers in Shanghai, China"

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

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, easy to assimilate into new lifestyle (living abroad).

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility when working in centers and not the head office.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work straight out of college"

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on your division, free travel as part of the "job". A wonderful place to meet likeminded young folks. Almost seems like a continuation of college, which could be pro or con depending how you look for it. If you are a driven individual there is usually a lot of opportunity for growth and taking on projects within your division.

    Cons

    Semi-cult ish. Really want you to drink the Kool-aid and feel "lucky" for being there. Yes its a wonderful place to work, but not up to par compensation wise. They lure you in with the gags. Great place to work when you want to be young fun and free, mix work with social.


  9. "Welcome Days"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, overtime, fun & fast paced

    Cons

    Bad leadership, very little training, unorganized

    Advice to Management

    organization


  10. "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.


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