Intern (Former Employee) – Thornwood, NY – May 2, 2017
I was offered this opportunity after I was rejected from taking an internship abroad. Overall it was a fun experience, and I have done multiple different jobs for them, ranging from editing the ESS camp's blog (and working with those children) to stocking up books for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, there were some events that soured the experience a bit, but for the most part, it was a good experience.
Free lunches, free boarding, multiple breaks
No pay, forced to do cleaning jobs (which were not in the job criteria) short duration
English Teacher - English as a foreign language (Former Employee) – Dongguan, CN – April 21, 2017
EF Education First Dongguan was a fine place to work. There were some things that I wish were handled better (ie: living quarters, new vacation policy, time off policy, teaching philosophy, etc), but you'll have that no matter where you work. Overall I am happy I worked there and very happy to have had time in China!!
apartment included, several bonuses, training/certifications
apartments were old, new vacation policy was awful, DoS left much to be desired
Accountant (Former Employee) – Camridge, MA – April 6, 2017
Great company to work for especially for young graduates but they don't pay good enough. EF's salaries are way below standard ones but it's a good place to start your careers and after a year or so move on.
Sr. Tour Consultant (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – February 3, 2017
EF Was great to work for and I did for a long time- they do have high turnover and usually people leave after a year and half, I was there for almost 4.5 years. Management has changed a ton lately and not in the best way. Wages are low but the culture is wonderful as well as the vacation time.
Evaluations & On Tour Accounts Administrator (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – September 20, 2016
Working at EF has taught me how to be a team player in the work force. There are no cubicles, so employees work side by side, always encouraged to interact with team members and ask questions. I enjoyed this work experience.
Events Coordinator (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 23, 2016
A typical day involved organizing corporate and social EF-related events throughout the season. Monitoring and updating EF's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Produced financial reports and calculated all expenses after every tour. I learnt all this plus how to consult with and speak to senior level professors and teachers from all over the country.
My co-workers were fun and helpful, as was my boss. The job was not hard, it was just about being organized. The most enjoyable part was meeting all the professors that I was in contact with for months on the tours that I organized.
Nice office, free coffee, cafe in the building, good location
I have learned to work alongside 3 more people in the same office, it has its advantages and disadvantages. I typically called customers or dealt with paperwork, opened the doors and welcomed guests. The hardest part was to focus 100% while on the phone, when other colleagues talk or are on the phone.
learning about foreign destinations and people's opinions
rewarding teaching experience - too much work for money
esl instructor (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 31, 2015
I would definitely recommend working at EF to those who don't need/aren't doing it for the Benjamins. The students make the low hourly pay and the less-than-inspiring corporate culture worth dealing with.
Diverse and challenging work environment with students from around the world and coworkers with dynamic personalities and interests
Student Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 14, 2015
This is a fast paced work environment with fascinating people and coworkers. It requires patience in dealing with language barriers and an ability to juggle many tasks and student needs simultaneously.
Students, Coworkers, Culturally diverse environment