British Council - Great teams overseas, poor leadership in UK | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great teams overseas, poor leadership in UK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Council full-time

    Pros

    Working with people from very varied cultural backgrounds; educated and friendly local staff in overseas offices

    Cons

    Very limited career development options for local staff; poor senior leadership; low salary; culture resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Walk your talk

    British Council2013-06-25
  1. "teaching assistant position summer review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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