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Hult International Business School Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  • Very fast work pace, difficult work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Low pay, no work-life balance, no direction and bully management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hult International Business School part-time

    Pros

    Meeting incredible people from around the world

    Cons

    Lots of breakdowns in the organization


  2. "Hult"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hult International Business School full-time

    Pros

    You work with a truly dedicated set of colleagues who deeply care about the students and their well-being.

    Cons

    Pay is not great and there are too few employees, leading the few employees to be overworked.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good School not employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    Good Health Insurance

    Cons

    No growth opportunities
    No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people. It seems that they know that an employee would only be there for a couple of years and then they let them go.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "If this is your last option, you have no options..."

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hult International Business School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Jr. staff is energetic and often overqualified.
    -Good healthcare and vacation benefits

    Cons

    -Absolutely ridiculous pay scale, massively top heavy (school specific Deans/ED's makes four and five times what Jr. admin staff are paid)
    -Business model is to hire young and energetic staff, work them into the ground, and toss them aside after 3 years.
    -Zero appreciation for contributions as projects/tasks are completed. Once your brutally difficult 1 year task is done, bye...
    -Culture of finger pointing
    -Mistakes are repeated due to relatively short tenure of staff
    -Not really a school, more like rich-kid baby sitting.
    -Most of the positive reviews on here are written either by student-workers or faculty (both are treated very well). Third option is that they were written in groups of "leadership training" with global staff watching over the shoulders as they are written (happened at least twice, pay attention to the timestamps...)
    -Absurd work/life balance
    -Ethical standards of a sewer rat
    -No real ability to advance unless you know who's ego to stoke.
    -Culture of the company is on a true downward trajectory, was once an alright place to work.
    -Studnets are there to party, no actual learning takes place.
    -Rampant rumor mill amongst middle and upper management.
    -Zero, and I mean absolutely zero respect by global team for any opinion that is not lock-step with their own.
    -Drinking culture is flaunted amongst students and staff. This has brought up clear ethical violations in the past. In short, if the best thing about working at an institution is that they get you drunk from time to time, you should probably quit.
    -There are no, none, zip, zero admission standards. Rebranding Recruiting to Enrollment doesn't change a thing (an email went out...). As the end of the enrollment period nears, the academic requirements vanish.
    -EF (Hult's parent company) owns GoEd, which offers student loans to attend only Hult
    -How seriously are you going to take a job at a place where the price of tuition decreases to "make your best offer" a week before orientation? Add to this that GoEd is owned by the same company and "scholarships" mostly go out just before the absolute last minute to the least qualified students and I think you know what type of business you are thinking about working at.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, soon if possible. You do have a few people, very few, who have some interest in Hult being an actual school. While this is a minor miracle, non-academics are impeding any progress towards any scholastic value. Without a doubt, this is less of a learning institution now than it was 4 years ago. If you don't improve the quality of the students and the academic standards, you will never be more than a party school for rich kids. You may have once been profitable with that model, but you know that UG won't work with it (why you keep losing money since introducing UG in SF). You took a "non-profit" cash cow and turned into a consistent loser, might want to reconsider that model pretty soon.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff to work with. Smart, high energy and committed.

    Cons

    Management works staff very hard and vert little reward for doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your staff and recognize their value more. Empower your employees and they will be more satisfied. Very top down style if management which is outdated.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director of Enrollment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Young staff with various nationalities

    Cons

    If your original plan is to work for university enrollment, it is not the right place. If you want to work on or improve your sales skills, it is a good place.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have stronger marketing and branding team


  7. "faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Faculty shares practical experience from the consultancy worls

    Cons

    There is no permanent faculty

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Fun, work hard, play hard, lots of traveling

    Cons

    Need better training and choose middle management better


  9. "The most important thing: the people!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hult International Business School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very international and passionate colleagues | offices all around the world = possibility to work in different countries | work-hard-but-play-harder mindset | not the average work place: team-bonding and celebrations are a big thing! | offices are beautiful making them a nice place to work in | "doing something is better than doing nothing" = encourages people's initiative

    Cons

    Salaries not very competitive, work international-life balance a bit difficult to get, not much training = a lot of learning on your own

    Advice to Management

    a better plan to retain talents


  10. "Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hult International Business School part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global student body and faculty

    Cons

    Intense, fast paced, leading to errors being made

    Advice to Management

    Take time to recognize and give more positive encouragement


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