British Council - Many staff either stagnating, regressing or leaving | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Many staff either stagnating, regressing or leaving"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance if you are not senior management Flexible working patterns OK work environment Work is not technically demanding or demanding really (con or pro?)

    Cons

    Flowery misleading job descriptions often oversell the jobs - in reality the work is quite dumbed down - a project coordinator is really assistant level, project manager is really a project coordinator Very few people in the UK office understand ODA work or have any real experience of overseas work so the technical quality of the work done is very low/fluffy. Work in a development NGO if you want to learn or do real...

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    Advice to Management

    No point - they won't listen or act! in their own world....

    British Council2018-03-09
  1. "teaching assistant position summer review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council

    Pros

    insightful, allowed for independence and initiative

    Cons

    little to no training contract could have been longer.

    British Council2018-03-30
  2. "A lot of work but you do meet a diverse group of powerful and creative people"

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

    I worked at British Council for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to different cultures/languages Travel opportunities

    Cons

    It is A LOT of work. As an intern you don't get paid for overtime but you have to stay late in order to finish things.

    British Council2019-04-02

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