IES Abroad - Not a place to start your career | Glassdoor
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"Not a place to start your career"

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Former Employee - Admissions Specialist in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Admissions Specialist in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at IES Abroad full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The staff is fun for the most part. It's a lot of recent grads with international experience. The location is great and work hours are also good.

Cons

There is no room for growth or professional development opportunities. I think my resume was more competitive before I worked here, and the pay is extremely low. There is no opportunity during annual reviews to give feedback to managers, and no interest in making sure managers are leading effectively.

It would be difficult to start a career here, as you most likely won't have increasing responsibilities or a promotion, so there would be little opportunity to get a better position at a different organization or company.

Other Employee Reviews for IES Abroad

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not a place for creative, hard-working or ambitious individuals."

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    Former Employee - Program Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IES Abroad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work hours. Good location. You will meet a few smart people (but there are smart people everywhere).

    Cons

    Hard-work, creativity and intelligence will go absolutely unnoticed. No opportunity for professional development. Pay is awful for staff (the majority of workers) but highly competitive for senior management. Zero work culture--it's not even good or bad, it's just non-existent. All departments hate each other/think the other departments are incompetent or intolerable. Your soul will die just a little bit each day the longer you work here.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a "promote from within" approach to vacancies. Hire only people who are EXTREMELY interested in a career in international education, those tend to be the people who are happiest at IES. Organizational structure is a mess, has not changed in years, provides no opportunities, creates a divide among departments--you may want to hire professionals to assist.


  2. "Great People, Not Enough Room for Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at IES Abroad full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    So many talented, bright people work here - the co-workers are a major plus!

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth for younger leaders - it's mostly either entry-level or C-suite here.

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