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Laureate Education Baltimore Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  • Work from home opportunities are wonderful and a bonus for those employees who enjoy it (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible working conditions help create a good work-life balance; (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for the right people."

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart, hard-working, and usually good-looking people everywhere
    - Convenient location (Harbor East) with easy access to the MAC, Whole Foods, CVS, etc.
    - Great benefits. Everything is covered if you need it. 18% off of my wireless bill every month, as well!
    - Growth opportunities (academic, professional, travel)
    - Constantly innovating/growing to keep up with both internal and external changes
    - Culture shift is happening. More work/life balance, higher-level execs more open to conversations with those below them, speaking out against popular opinion not always coming with retaliation
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    Cons

    - Constant changing/shifting make responsibilities/duties unclear sometimes, causing friction between people and groups, and a drop in morale.
    - Changes (like promotions and team changes) can take 4-6 months to go into effect.
    - The focus on new student growth instead of retention
    - Some of the execs will absolutely chew you out
    - This company is not for everyone! You absolutely have to be "liked" to some extent, otherwise why would anyone want to work with you? I'm not even sure I can call this a 'con' as I bet this happens everywhere else, too.

    Advice to Management

    Don't yell/cuss at your employees - kinda throws professionalism out the window. Take the time to get to know your people - their strengths and weaknesses. Give them thorough feedback more than once a year. Make clear development plans for getting to the next big salary bump. Would love to see some women in leadership roles in marketing!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, 7 out of 10"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good company mission, smart people, decent pay

    Cons

    Too many "strategic organizational restructuring" in what seems like every two months...leads to high turn over and loss of talent. Finance department has a lot of good analysts, but not strong leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on strategy and retaining good people

  3. Helpful (10)

    "RUN AWAY!!!"

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

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you're lucky, you'll like your colleagues. If you're lucky, you'll have nice restaurant options around your office. If you're lucky, you might ... nope, that's it.

    Cons

    Poor management, egotistical leadership, lack of values, only interested in fast expansion no matter the cost, treats employees like dirt, "everyone is replaceable " mentality, be prepared for long hours and don't even utter the words "work/life balance," and beware the "Laureate vacation": translation- you'll be looked down upon for taking your hard earned vacation days and when they are approved, be prepared for them to request you take your phone and laptop in case of emergency. EVEN ON YOUR HONEYMOON.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. They are your greatest resource. Not everyone is replaceable. And remember, you are lucky to have them. Not the other way around. And give the politics a break. You can be better. Choose to be better.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "DO NOT APPLY"

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    Current Employee - Enrollmemt Advisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Enrollmemt Advisor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    health insurance is very good.

    Cons

    ONLY WORRIED ABOUT SALES, not student experience

    Advice to Management

    Prospective students are people, not numbers. appreciate your employees more.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Incapable Management Personnel"

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

    I worked at Laureate Education (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient to home in downtown Balto

    Cons

    Revolving door of management of seemingly unqualified individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Step it ip


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Has potential but needs to emphasize development, big turnover nums"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organizations are starting to see things at enterprise levels and scale agile helps to have better organizational reporting on stardarization process throughout institutions.

    Cons

    Poor communication, no growth incentive and politically charge climate

    Advice to Management

    To retain top talent, please take seriously the appraisal process and development plans.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Worst Professional Experience Of My Career"

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

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

    Pros

    -Paycheck
    -Harbor East location
    -Work from home

    Cons

    -No Structure
    -No Training
    -No Onboarding
    -No Guidance
    -Condescending/Pompous/Belittling Manager
    -No Morale

    Advice to Management

    Slow your growth (pump the brakes), and focus on correcting fundamental problems within the company.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Incompetent leaders"

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

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really smart people, good products, some people genuinely care about the students. Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Leadership are smart people but completely clueless about strategy, how to set up their teams for success and don't take accountability for lack of results.

    Advice to Management

    Care about people. Teams that feel valued and are set up for success produce much better. Currently you have people who are good at finance but are driving this company into the ground.


  9. "Administration"

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

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

    Pros

    Like going to work each day. Great co-workers, family environment. Super benefits/better than most. Flexible work arrangements if need be.

    Cons

    Company growing so fast sometimes hard to keep up. Have to bring your A-game every day. No work/life balance. Can be overwhelming.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "HR Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - HRIS Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the team is good to work with
    Have a few fun team events during the year

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours
    Pay isn't great unless you get high up
    Long range planning is horrendous


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