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Laureate Education Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Laureate - always changing"

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    Current Employee - Learning Architect in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Architect in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a dynamic group of people here always working on interesting problems in higher education. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Change is constant and it is hard to figure out the strategy or how long your position will be around.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to commit to learning from mistakes so that the organizational culture does not fear failure and builds relationships with its partners more effectively.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "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.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "HR Analyst"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dymamic company, unstable job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can do your own career

    Cons

    You never know who is staying or leaving

    Advice to Management

    Let employees rate the managers


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Student Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time

    Pros

    I had a good direct manager, nice office environment, work from home option

    Cons

    Micromanaging from virtual SST managers, expected to work holidays/weekends, low pay, no room for growth, no special events for SST in comparison to other departments

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the things your employees constantly complain about and actually try to change them


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Lousy place for faculty"

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

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

    Pros

    Can work from home and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Part time faculty pay is horrible for what is expected. Constant changes in management make working here difficult. Unethical leaders who care only about making profits at the expense of students and faculty

    Advice to Management

    You will be forced out of the market because you are slow in making changes and are not innovative.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Compliance in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    none, it is not really good

    Cons

    all, this is a really bad company

    Advice to Management

    quit


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic"

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

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time

    Pros

    work from home
    harbor east
    that's about it

    Cons

    toxic culture
    fashion show and clique culture
    shady leadership

    Advice to Management

    clean house.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic Culture"

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    Former Employee - Shared Support Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shared Support Services in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Laureate Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unimaginable hard knock life lessons. I was exposed to some of the most oppressive working conditions and it taught me a lot about my own strengths and weaknesses.

    Cons

    Everything in upper management does and does not do. This company is perpetually shopping itself to the highest bidder. As a result there is zero investment in people. They work you like mad, they don't allow for upward feedback and even when they do attempt to "engage" their employees the feedback goes unresolved. There is no tolerance for innovation nor operational improvement. I personally witnessed some of the cruelest treatment of people. It is a 1970's culture. An absolute beauracracy, uncaring and back-stabbing environment. I still have nightmares. Get out before they steal your souls and rob you of your life's precious moments.

    Advice to Management

    The old hats need to cash out and move on. They don't listen to staff, they use and abuse them all. Let an entirely new set of executives come in and take over.


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