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Updated 9 Jan 2020

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EF Education First CEO    Dr. Edward Hult
Dr. Edward Hult
758 Ratings
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  • "There is required to work Long hours journeys(in 107 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not a nice company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    EF try to suck out your soul. They state they hire "EF people" with "EF energy" what this translates to for them is great people with lots of drive and motivation that will work hard and they will not reward you in any way and expect more and more. Low pay, long hours, emergency call hours (unpaid)! Then they have an expectation for you to socialise with higher management when they come to visit. why would you socialise with people you have no respect for? Dim witted....

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    Cons

    Low pay, poor management,poor organisation, expect too many hours during unsociable times

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage Value your good employees Invest in the company in the correct ways Recognise and learn from your failures Don't put untrained, slow to learn people in senior positions.

    EF Education First2016-10-06
  2. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Solutions Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, rewarding work, fun environment.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was a little higher.

    EF Education First2020-01-09
  3. "Loved it...mostly"

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    Former Employee - Product Owner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start-up culture in digital team, within a big organisation. Generally great people. Inspiring vision.

    Cons

    Internally used products were great to work on. Inspiring vision to develop products for third party use, but without the plan to deliver it.

    EF Education First2019-11-23
  4. "Ownership, travel, great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Opportunities to embrace your inner entrepreneur -Ability for promotions and lateral moves to new markets or products -Health Insurance is great! -People are passionate -Always learning! -Travel

    Cons

    -Sales roles will have lower comp than other industries (med device, pharma, software ect.) but the benefit package as a whole carries a good value

    EF Education First2019-11-11
  5. "Great culture, great people, little pay and mobility"

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    Former Employee - Tour Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel perks, over-the-top company events, fun culture, great people

    Cons

    Slow mobility in moving up in roles, little pay because they know a lot of people want the job

    Advice to Management

    Pay your sales people more so they don’t leave after doing really well to other companies that will give them more money.

    EF Education First2019-10-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "great people - not great pay"

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    Current Employee - Tour Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great perks, great mission

    Cons

    you will be poor and perks cant pay the bills

    EF Education First2019-09-26
  7. "A great international start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    Hands on, fast promotion, international, great people

    Cons

    Understaffed, lack of leadership, not quality focus

    EF Education First2019-09-04
  8. "amazing workplace!!!"

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    Current Employee - Residential Advisor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EF Education First full-time

    Pros

    really good social fields to meet great people!

    Cons

    no cons, amazing place, and i learn everyday here

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!!!!

    EF Education First2019-06-29
  9. "GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!"

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    Current Employee - Country Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -loads of autonomy and responsibility - Loads of travel around the world -Get to work in a multinational team and meet great people -Training opportunities -Great working hours and depending on your manager option to work from home -Ethics is big at EF - Doing the right thing

    Cons

    -Very sales driven its all about the numbers -Constant pressure to deliver and hit targets -Highly competitive environment

    EF Education First2019-06-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, nice office and great people. Tech teams feel like a start up.

    Cons

    Company perks are not great

    EF Education First2019-06-17
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