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"Seemed like a great international company, but no such benefits"

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

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

Pros

Stable job if you work as a part of the team that's necessary for overall function of the company (such as SST or Academic Advising). As part of these teams, you also get to go to the residencies, so once a year at least you do get to go to another location and actually interact with students and other employees from different locations.

Cons

No career advancement. If you work hard, you might advance only if you know the right people and those people actually want to advance you. Otherwise, you will never advance, unless you try to make an opportunity for yourself or pretty much what happens is, people find jobs elsewhere. The company stopped giving out yearly bonuses and yearly raises have become so minimal that management says that we should be happy we got a raise at all because the budget has been tight. However, we hear of Laureate acquiring all these other universities around the world, but it seems like they have no time to show appreciation to their hard working employees. Being salary employee, you would think you get the benefits of leaving early or taking an extend lunch, but instead we are actually being watched all the time and feel like we are chained to our desks. If we want to try to work out getting off early, we need to make up those hours on another day. So much for being a salary employee.

Advice to Management

Value your employees more rather than overworking them for no compensation to match that hard work. You are letting the great talent leave your company because you are looking at the overall picture rather than little people that make that overall picture happen.

Other Employee Reviews for Laureate Education

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My first stint in PE and Education, so I'm glad I did it. I met some very good people and learned a great deal about a new industry.

    Cons

    A bit ethically challenged at the very top. If you decide to sign on, make sure you have a good employment lawyer review your contract, including the non-compete. Get your cash up front.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Education company that does not bring education value."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secret Town, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secret Town, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No pros for this company.

    Cons

    How is it possible to work in an EDUCATION company that does not motivate their own employees to study and bring more value to our own company? FALSE VALUE....

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!!

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