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EF Education First Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 27 Nov 2019

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3.5
67%
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74%
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EF Education First CEO Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
736 Ratings
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  • "There is required to work Long hours journeys(in 106 reviews)

  • "low salary (perks instead of pay)(in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Intern - Hourly in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours - Good supportive working environment - Not much to do

    Cons

    - Low pay - Dull work

    EF Education First2016-12-29
  2. "Good intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hong Kong

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    Very nice and international people Good working environment with lots of activities

    Cons

    Not so competitive that you may want to just stay at current position

    EF Education First2019-10-23
  3. "Accounting Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First

    Pros

    Free and enjoyable working environment

    Cons

    Not much to learn and acquire

    EF Education First2019-09-29
  4. "amazing working envoirnment"

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    Current Employee - Internship 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice workers + working environment.

    Cons

    nothing much to say, so far so good

    EF Education First2019-08-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you want a stable job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly working environment - Nice office

    Cons

    - Low salary - No HR support, you do an exit interview with the manager of your direct manager - Lack of internal promotion, no career path whatsoever - No budget for you to join business trip, resources are reserved for management levels only - No overtime pay

    EF Education First2019-05-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Hong Kong

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly and very energized colleagues, nice working environment. Work-life balanced.

    Cons

    Not much staff benefit or discount, no bonus. Very basic medical plan. Limited career development.

    EF Education First2018-12-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Intern (hourly)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and dynamic working environment

    Cons

    Doing full time workload but receiving part time remuneration

    EF Education First2017-03-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Sales staff"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Travel perks(get to travel for business even as junior staff), young and fun people to work with, great offices (if you are in EF hub cities), international working environment, allows you to take initiative and own projects

    Cons

    Inexperience management, disorganize work structure and environment, extremely sales driven (sales over clients/employee), extremely high turnover in front office and at the schools, low monetary compensation, not enough staff training and formal support

    Advice to Management

    Set the exact expectation when hiring new staff, create comprehensive plan with structure for training staff at all levels, consolidate the EF brand as a fun party language school that provides an international experience with a bit of formal education value, provide formal support and training to help staff sustain their initiatives and projects

    EF Education First2016-07-03
  9. "friendly team but very disorganised"

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    Former Contractor - Host-family Recruiter in Hove, England

    I worked at EF Education First for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly team, great working environment

    Cons

    Shortage of laptops and work computers/phones. Very disorganized and last-minute. I was based in the Hove offices

    EF Education First2019-11-27
  10. "Unclear Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    This company has a good work environment and the office is great with a gym and game rooms

    Cons

    Swedish culture avoids conflict at all costs and therefore no one knows which direction take and there is too many politics.

    Advice to Management

    Improve guidelines, objectives and please give feedback

    EF Education First2019-10-31
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