Great part-time job doing a thing for a good cause
Local Program Leader (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – March 3, 2018
I have worked with EF for 2 summers in Redmond, WA. It’s a great chance to meet great people who are open-minded and kind. I love the mission of EF and it’s a great opportunity for students, stay-at-home moms, teachers to get out in the community and meet students of different nationalities and make this world a better place by building intercultural relationships. It can be very challenging when you are multitasking and solving problems, but it’s very rewarding in the end.
Great area manager in Seattle who is very dedicated and motivating, annual conference, flexibility
Full-Time ESL Teacher (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 5, 2018
EF is a for-profit school, therefore, money matters a lot. Most decisions are made with money in mind. Teachers usually come last. We get paid barely above minimum wage, we work long hours with little prep time, and our schedules are never stable. Management is often disorganized, sometimes they are there to help, sometimes it's left up to us teachers to figure things out.
Overall, EF is a good place to work if this is your first teaching job.
Low pay, no paid time off, health insurance only for full-time employees
Traveler Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 27, 2017
EF is an amazing company that does a line of great things for students and adults around the world. While the company is something I can believe it, it is hard to advance within EF and the salary does not make it appealing to keep your role for a long time.
great work/life balance, amazing coworkers, good management, Pto, staff travel rewards
Finance Intern (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – October 29, 2017
EF is a great company to work for that puts in a lot of effort in making sure its employees are happy and enjoying what they do. EF is constantly hosting on-site events and competition, and encourages its employees to be active and healthy.
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 15, 2017
I would recommend EF Tours to younger 20 somethings that love to travel, are goal oriented and love meeting great people. It's a great first job but is not a career. Anyone hoping to advance or receive professional development opportunities should not work here.
Corporate Travel Agent (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 21, 2017
Great place to start right out of college. I have made some amazing connections, traveled all over, and grown as a person. I do not recommend EF if you are looking to make a lot of money, but yes if you want a fun young work environment.
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.