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Laureate Education Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Enrollment Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health and 401 K Benefits, snacks and potlucks and company is constantly progressing in terms of technology, software, innovation with programs, etc.

    Cons

    Middle Management does not encourage professional development unless it benefits meeting their quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross collaboration of departments so communication is clear. Encourage middle management to be more active in the role of developing their team professionally.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Kendall College"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Professional development opportunities are few


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great projects and ultimately your job is helping people and the community.

    Cons

    Politics but you can avoid them if you stay below the management level. Even so, still manageable and not a deal breaker.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you success in your endeavors.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, >100% Bonus each year,Flexible work hours and 401K Match. Awesome staff, i am working as full time since last one year

    Cons

    Lacking little process. Now Org is moving towards agile. Hopefully in Near term, this would also be taken care of.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is lacking.Request the management to inform the team know for each small developments so that they would be well aware of all the good things happening around the world.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Frustrated former Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have to get in good with a clique as soon as you start or you will get lost in the sauce. It's like a high school for grown ups. Laureste treats you like a number. Very fast paced environment. Oops I forgot this was supposed to be the pro part.

    Cons

    Laureate ruins lives. I was let go for budget cuts 9 months ago and am still struggling with a mortgage, a wife and 3 year old. Having a very hard time finding a job and I have an MBA. And to think that Laureste picked me from LinkedIn! I was never properly trained, my bosses never understood my strengths and I was thrown under the bus by the lady who didn't want to train me but was supposed to.

    Advice to Management

    Have better incentives for letting your employees go. Like helping us find jobs or repositioning us. I was already struggling before I was axed and now I'm really hurt and my family has no insurance because you're a million dollar company who has no heart and axes employees at the drop of a hat. While you spend money sending other employees overseas living it up every week. I wished I never worked for you. This is a heartless company and I will stick to working at colleges that care.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "These reviews are not felling the truth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow workers in other departments are great. I am privy to multiple departments and ask many questions. They pretty much try to do their job to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Ok where do I start. I have witnessed management blatantly lie, deceive, not only each other but those under them. There is a reason the technical support team has a high turnover rate. Management shows favoritism which creates a horrible work environment. I have been shown favoritism which meant more work not pay. I can't figure if my manager is racist, that in itself is a problem. I would never recommend anyone to work under these conditions. Management will throw you under the bus by lying on you to save their job. I am the only one on phones for technical support in a international company where they have frontline's number everywhere. Compensation is given to people who don't deserve it. They have chased away all the good smart technicians. Human Resources seem like they are just as bad so they never listen to how bad the management is. They try attack anyone who try to complain about management. I have personally seen them give certs without training. New software comes out you're lucky if they even tell you let alone train you on how to support it. I have never seen so much disorganization in my life. I have put a n my two weeks notice.

    Advice to Management

    You take things too personal and it gets in the way of business.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Don't bother - A shell of its former self"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse and international. Pay is good for the region.

    Cons

    -Ever-changing direction
    -Lack of focus
    -Inept upper management

    Advice to Management

    You HAD a great thing and it slowly deteriorated over the past several years as a result of constant knee-jerk changes and a lack of corporate cultural awareness. Quit it with the buzzwords, no one is on board.


  8. "Great for Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a ton of opportunity to learn and grow, especially within the marketing team which is always pushing the envelope and exploring what's new in digital marketing.

    Cons

    The same stuff you'll find at any organization of this size - basic company politics, long working hours, etc.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Aid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Laureate Education full-time

    Pros

    Directors / Associate Directors strive to create a welcoming and open atmosphere
    Colleagues are knowledgeable and wiling to share their knowledge
    Decent benefits including 90% off college courses; paid holidays/vacation/sick; Telework is available
    Good place to work if you don't have other options or marketable skills because they will train

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for advancement
    Employees who have been with company 3 years+ seem to be suffering burn out and are unhappy
    There seems to antiquated processes in place and ALOT of duplication of processes without rhyme or reason
    Managers micromanage
    Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    Offer clear pathway for advancement; offer more training opportunities


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Little to no chance for advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Program Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Program Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet some interesting people. Is fun if you don't mind being on the phone for 8 hours a day.

    Cons

    It's all about the numbers. A sales job with no commission. Enrollments, retention and referrals are all that matter.

    Advice to Management

    An employee advancement plan would be nice.


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