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EF Education First
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About the company

  • CEO
    Edward Hult
  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry


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Employees at EF Education First have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.
Work from home
Flexible schedule

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 791 reviews and is evolving.


English Teacher in Chicago, IL
on July 19, 2021
I had a lot of fun in my time at EF, but felt that the corporate model of the company was leading it to seriously undervalue its teachers. Administration did everything they could to keep employees for gaining full-time status.
overseas teacher in online
on July 12, 2021
This is an online job as an ESL teacher. The schedule is flexible and I can choose my hours. It's very convenient for those reasons. The cons are when you are not assigned as many hours as you'd like and they don't explain more than a drop in student demand for classes, also when you have a student no show you have to wait 15 minutes and receive only 0.4 of your salary..this can be very frustrating.
Administrative Coordinator/PDSO in San Diego, CA
on July 11, 2021
The work-life balance and pay was poor. It was nearly impossible to get time off without feeling stressed by it. Very toxic company culture - they expect the company to be your life. They don’t directly say this but those who sacrifice their life working 50-60 hour work weeks are favorites. I ended up leaving the company with zero plan because I would have rather been job-less than as stressed and underpaid as I was.
English Teacher in San Diego, CA
on June 30, 2021
EF is a garbage place to work. They expect you to give your personal resources for the good of the company. They require 5+ years of education and pay less than a fast-food service job, and then split that pay and pay even less if you’re not actively teaching. The employee turnover is so ridiculous you stop learning new hires’ names because they will likely be gone in 3 months. They leave because they realize the burnout is imminent and there is no opportunity for advancement. They call staff “family” because it’s the only way they can prolong people from quitting. Multiple campuses have formed unions because of workers rights and labor violations (unpaid hours). If there’s a manager here you like it’s because they’re a good person; EF Had nothing to do with it.You’re constantly bombarded with emails directed to the rich employees in Switzerland offering their used professional bikes or employee development opportunities that don’t exist for the teachers in the USA. Senior management lies about commitment to living standards and admitted that they don’t consider a region’s cost of living when choosing compensation. This company is awful and requires employees to use personal devices for logging student attendance and data, etc. This also compromises student personal data. Benefits aren’t available to 90% of teachers because they keep you under 32 hours… just barely. 0/10 opportunity for growth or salary increase. Unbelievably stressful and creates a parasitic culture of “family” that means support the company while it wrings teachers dry.
ESL Tutor in Houston, TX
on June 29, 2021
The children are a joy to work with. I enjoy the curriculum. It is simple and effective. The platform is easy to use and the overall environment is user friendly.

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Interview insights

Insights from 90 Indeed users who have interviewed with EF Education First within the last 5 years.
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Interview is average
Process takes about a week

Interview Questions

They asked questions about your teaching experience, experience with children, and cultural awareness.

Shared on September 2, 2020

Past experience, quality of internet connection. (It's for on-line teaching).

Shared on May 14, 2020

Why do you want to go to a foreign country? What teaching experience do you have? Do you know any foreign languages? What do you know about EF?

Shared on May 5, 2020

EF Education First locations

Cambridge, MA
Boston, MA
Denver, CO
Beaumont, TX
China, ME

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