Center Manager (Former Employee) – Redondo Beach, CA – November 18, 2017
While EF compensates its teachers fairly, managers are generally over worked and barely compensated more than the teaching staff. A manager can expect to work very long hours generally well beyond the stated basic hours including weekends. Stress levels are high.
Center Manager (Former Employee) – Redondo Beach, CA – September 19, 2017
This employer is probably the best at what it offers. Teachers are compensated comparatively well and teach within a highly organized framework. However, managers are typically over-worked. The summer programs are the most intense and senior managers should expect to occasionally work late into the evening (even till midnight).
Occasional free lunches for teachers, teacher appreciation week
Homestay coordinator (Former Employee) – Brighton – September 2, 2017
At EF International Language Centres I had to do a lot of work and help at Homestay office to place students and find families. During the summer it was busy which was hard to manage it all, but at the same time it was fun and productive due to good HR.
EF is a Machine that uses its employees and spits them out
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) – Miami Beach, FL – June 8, 2017
We were asked to lie on timesheets so the company would not have to pay us over time. The management is cold hearted (Miami) as they are insensitive to anyone who doesn't have white skin...roaches and mold are a few of the problems...go somewhere where you will be valued and have a future.
meeting students and sodexo staff is nice
pay is low and company is always have an emergency and overworking us
If you're ready for a terrible experience, get on the EF ride!
English Teacher (Current Employee) – Online – April 28, 2017
The only good thing about EF is the opportunity to meet some extremely interesting people from all over the world. Aside from some of the students, the company itself is terrible. They nickel and dime you for pennies and they are chronically late paying you your monthly salary. They expect you to do a lot of work for an extremely low wage; well below the industry standard.
Additionally, if you work for them, make sure that you have another source of income, as you cannot rely on them to pay you on "pay day."
Otherwise, it's a great way to practice your foreign language skills and to meet interesting people.
El grupo EF me parece increible, tuve la oportunidad en el kickoff anual de conocer a oficinas de muchos países. Ame su forma de trabajar y la alegría y ganas de trabajar, de la buena atención con los clientes. Ellos fueron mi escuela y no me canso de agradecerles.
Facilities and Technology Coordinator (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – January 16, 2017
EF is a good place to work if you manage to work your way into the popular group if not you are quickly pushed out.
Everyone is constantly talking behind everyone elses back ( this is nation wide) Massive egos and power trips by many people. The good people only last a year or so before they move on or are pushed.
I worked as a manager and also as an activities leader and I can say that as a activities leader i was treated very badly and unprofessionally. Hours were given to people they liked by the manager ( the women ) and I was only called when no one else wanted to do it.
They claim to be a friendly company full of smiles but this is only the surface.
I made some great friends while working here but I met far more people I wish to never see again.
Full Time Teacher (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 10, 2017
As an experienced ESL teacher, I joined EF for Summer classes. I opted to stay on the permanent teacher staff because I really loved the positive atmosphere at the Los Angeles campus: Teachers were serious and passionate about their craft and were very helpful and encouraging to each other. It is actually mandated in teacher training that the school maintain a positive work environment, and the staff really does do that. The Management staff is always friendly and helpful. I always had an issue resolved and followed up with.
Teamwork, Positive atmosphere, serious teachers
Old building, campus is scheduled to close in April 2017.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Tarrytown, NY – December 19, 2016
Started working in the Administration office but was moved to replace the secretary. Continued trying to work with Administration while also taking on the duties of secretary. Did not feel that this company was invested in me as a person and saw a lot of turnover in other departments as a result.
Academic intern (Former Employee) – Dublin – December 9, 2016
В мои обязанности входил контроль за своевременным поступлением документов в академ. отдел, поэтому первым делом новый рабочий день я начинала с проверки просроченных документов и повторный их запрос. Я являлась ассистентом директора академ. департамента и в основном выполняла любые ее поручения (например: отпраивть по почте сертификаты, составить расписание для студенов, печать документов, сортировка и т д). Благодаря правильному обучению, я быстро освоилась в новой компбютерной программе и влилась в рабочий процесс. Мои коллеги постоянно приходили мне на помощь, если я испытывала какие либо трудности в работе. Руководство так же всячески поддерживало и грамотно мотивировало. Самая трудная часть работы была сортировка документов в иерархическом порядке и контроль за их выполнением, так как в определенный момент времени их поступало огромное количество и часто документы я получала не вовремя. Наиболее приятная часть работы состояла в постоянном общении со студентами и помощь в решении их проблем.
Бесплатные поездки на экскурсии, притяные сюрпризы на работе (например: бесплатное мороженое)
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – 深圳市 – June 16, 2016
in EF, i usually work as teaching assistants, assist teacher to organize the class, take care of children. i have learned how to communicate with children and build connection between student and teacher. all the stuff here are nice and friendly and i really enjoy to work with children and teenager.