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Gems Education Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent all v friendly Great team spirit

    Cons

    Had to leave due to redundancy

    Advice to Management

    Great


  2. "Asst Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Gems Education full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Laid back Attitude

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership. Corporate Politics

  3. "Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing educators in the Chicago office, beautiful neighborhood, great facilities (though flawed where aesthetic overtook common sense), very high tech and science friendly, and some amazing families to work with.

    Cons

    There is a huge divide between the local Chicago school and the head New York office. There seem to be two different goals and that leads to unclear leadership and constantly changing staff.
    Career Opportunities are great within GEMS Education but not great within GEMS Americas.
    Compensation is competitive for some positions and terribly low for others, this needs to be balanced out.
    Work/Life balance is good.
    All senior management is leaving at the end of the 2016 school year (both head and associate head of school).

    Advice to Management

    You need to find a balance between meeting parent needs and supporting teachers and their professional knowledge. Not every family that offers to pay tuition is going to be a good fit, and treating your staff like there is a revolving door out of HR is not going to help build a solid school.


  4. "Newly Opened School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gems Education full-time

    Pros

    Working at GEMS AAQ during the year it opened was a very fun time. I was able to be a founding teacher that helped to establish the beginning stages of the schools core mission, vision, and curriculum.

    Cons

    Because the school was new, there was hardly any organisation. In the two years that I worked there I had 3 different heads of school. Lots of changes and disgruntled teachers.
    Also, the HR department was horribly unorganised, lost paperwork and mismanagement of visa information.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a solid foundation in the admin department and you will retain your teachers


  5. "Nice Place with issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gems Education full-time

    Pros

    Serious commitment to staff development and support for 21st Century teaching. Good packages overseas. Great experiences.

    Cons

    Given cultural difference some of the staff and management can be sexist. Principals are often not the best .


  6. "Opportunity to level up"

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    Current Employee - Manager School Operations in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager School Operations in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open opportunity for all, welcoming environment. highly professional selection of staff, provide training and assistance to become more efficient to your role.

    Cons

    can be allocated to a different locations as per management preference when needed

    Advice to Management

    Provide the full range package to highly potential employee for long commitment and retention. Provide yearly appraisal for well performing employee.


  7. "Excellent place of work, ambience is very professional with a friendly staff. High Quality Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gems Education part-time

    Pros

    A good place to grow profesionally and gain experience

    Cons

    I would say the salary is not high

  8. "Manager Finance & Accounts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gems Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have learnt so many things in this company which will help me to work properly.

    Cons

    Guys who works with us be honest and hard worker due to that part is main to grow the company. Appointments should be proper and with justice.

    Advice to Management

    Appointment should be with justice and management should faith on staff


  9. "Manager School Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Gems Education full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse and multicultural environment with daily challenges to handle

    Cons

    Lack of accountability and transparency.


  10. "General physician"

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    Former Employee - General Physician Doctor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - General Physician Doctor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    International global open approach.inclusive,enthusiastic staff,understanding management

    Cons

    Some favouritism not affecting if you are competitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep good work


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