Incredibly difficult and stressful hours for new teachers. Days are long, 6-7.5 teaching hours, Lunches aren't paid, there are no paid breaks between classes during which to take a breath or use the restroom. Our breaks are full of logistics and teaching responsibilities. If you are a person who stresses easily, or a new teacher, careful of burnout.
What advice would you give the CEO of EF Education First about how to improve it?
Pay educators like an institution that actually puts education first. Poorly paid teachers perform poorly.
Fast when EF demands something from you. Glacial when you need something from EF.
MANAGEMENT IS VERY SELFISH because the chief of staff and the Hult family don't care about employee welfare and punish schools who demand adequate treatment.
Trying to be accepted by the workers they are very exclusionary and do not like outsiders. They pride themselves on it.
They don't even offer adequate pay for cost of living. Fat chance they'll help you move to somewhere they don't even pay you to live at.
Unfortunately it's the biggest name in private English Education. Even though the quality of the workplace is pathetic, it's good on a resume. Maybe because if you can teach under these conditions you can teach anywhere... It's that bad.
Good vibes from local teams and locally okay but frustrated staff members. Ominous vibes from Senior Management.