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"Laureate Education Inc"

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Current Employee - Walden Support in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Walden Support in Baltimore, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible schedule, professional environment, highly collaborative environment to work in to the point that progress is slow

Cons

so collaborative that progress on large projects can be held up past the point of external clients reasonable expectations

Advice to Management

Recognize that many folks are doing more than 1 or 2 jobs and relief is needed by hiring more staff

Other Employee Reviews for Laureate Education

  1. Helpful (6)

    "As soon as you get hired, look for other work ASAP."

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    Former Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays 20%+ higher than area's market, offices with a view, quick turnover in employees, always get to meet new people.

    Cons

    Job descriptions mention relocation packages, but they never reimburse you; people are in positions that they have no business being in; yearly bonuses are up to the discretion of your supervisor; DO NOT GO TO HR FOR ANY ISSUES w/ management- they are snitches and will go to your supervisor and tell them EVERYTHING you said; departments/domains do not communicate with one another; SPENDING IS OUT OF CONTROL. Upper management doesn't care about anyone below them unless those people are messing up; no one is safe.

    Advice to Management

    Advice? Learn about your product. Learn about the departments in which you manage. If you decide not to know anything about your department, at least trust your staff who DO KNOW what their doing. If your in charge of the editors, know how to edit. If your in charge of the websites, know what html is and how to use it. If you head up the multimedia department know the difference between a video and audio file. If your in IT, know the difference between a windows file and a mac only file. Your minions do, either direct them or trust them. But for god sake dont put your 2 cents in and create 100x the work because we need to show you why your ideas are 1) wrong 2) unprofessional 3) still wrong. Good luck Laureate. I hope someone buys you soon.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Unable to give ZERO stars, hence one star"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Close to downtown
    - Very international staff, truly multi-cultural
    - Education funded by company (standard caveats apply)

    Cons

    - Despite the strong emphasis on education, there is NO TRAINING offered when you begin. You are left alone to "figure it out". You could be doing things the wrong way for months, and no one will say a word. Then unexpectedly, you will be reamed out in public. But of course, no one will even then tell you the right way to do things.
    - Very high staff turnover. People get fed up and leave, and the new ones come in a face the same problems that nobody bothers to fix.
    - Don't expect a response from key people. For instance your manager (suddenly unavailable for a scheduled meeting), Human Resources (yes, it takes multiple tries to pin them down), Payroll (snotty answers to emailed questions), Benefits dept (they just ignore you). The list goes on.
    - Heaven help you if they sponsor your work visa. You will be expected to and do the work of three people and not be compensated adequately. No H1 is worth this indentured labor.
    - The overall culture is slimy. There is a lot of nasty back-biting and rampant favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Increase involvement with the staff instead of being remote and depending on middle-management for feedback.

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