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Laureate Education Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "SST"

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

    Pros

    they do offer great pay

    Cons

    the enviornment is like a Call Center


  2. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Very competent coworkers and management. Good opportunity to travel internationally and move vertically.

    Cons

    Work - Life balance can be stressful at times. Very much a "work hard, play hard" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Politics plays a larger role that one would like at times.

  3. "Consultant, Manager of Transaction Services and Manager of Financial Systems."

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with many opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on time of year, long and excessive work hours required.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and implement a more balanced work/life balance for all employees.


  4. "Exciting, fast-paced and international"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great office and location in Baltimore (Harbor East)
    -The work is really challenging and there is plenty of it to do-I've enjoyed working closely with other smart people that work as hard as I do.
    -Lots of interaction with international colleagues and teams at Laureate's institutions: Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia
    -The company is growing rapidly and has a great mission to expand education around the world.

    Cons

    -Work is fast paced and priorities sometimes turn on a dime, can be frustrating at first until you are used to it


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unlimited Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great location, growing ogranization

    Cons

    top heavy, lack of line level mgt

    Advice to Management

    add additional career ladders


  6. "Fast paced and growing organization"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Try more telecommuting for positions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Heading in the Right Direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Salaries are excellent, as are the benefits. The work is meaningful and as a professional education in public and private for many years, I respectfully disagree with those who question the quality of the education that is provided; so, I also believe the mission is a pro for the company, both in terms of providing educational opportunities to those who might not otherwise receive an education and in terms of the social change mission. There is a renewed emphasis on innovation that is exciting to be part of.

    Cons

    It is typical in the education world to get more days off than Laureate provides. Following an academic calendar/culture would enhance the educational mission and provide more alignment with the field.

    Advice to Management

    Re-consider some of the real ramifications of the "healthy org" culture, which is well-intended, but loses meaning over time. Many take the org to mean that people cannot disagree which is unhealthy. Additionally, a healthy org should have healthy people within it; ensuring work-life balance would help in this regard. I do believe this is changing because of new leaders in the organization, but some employees don't trust it based on past experience.

  8. "Global Leader in Education"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong commitment to social mission - nice to be able to align your career with an organization that's making a difference in student's lives and society around the world. Strong growth trajectory which provides ample learning and development opportunities and upward mobility. Innovative and visionary leadership at the top!

    Cons

    Rapid and robust growth sometimes creates an abundance of work, making work/life balance challenging.


  9. "Great company! Worthwhile Purpose, Dynamic, Challenging, Full of Opportunities..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laureate is changing people's lives in so many countries through education!
    Flexible, dynamic, fast-paced, rewarding, great leadership, and with lots of opportunities to grow and learn new things.

    Cons

    Very demanding. Not the best work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Better work-life balance. Work is rewarding, but it tends to be a little too much.


  10. "Marketing Intern"

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, friendly, welcoming, helpful

    Cons

    Very busy atmosphere, during a transition period

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


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