EF Education First
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I moved from my country to join EF Zurich. After 1 month of recruitment process and 5 interviews, I got a contract. As soon as COVID started they fired 1/3 of my department in Zurich and all over the world. I was in the company for merely 2 months, but have received very good feedback from my performance. However, I become unemployed, without any support, and not entitle to any social security during the pandemic. I did not even had flights to return to my home country and I had a rental contract for the next 6 months. They only gave me a letter explaining how I should unsubscribe from Switzerland and how to return my laptop. EF took 0 responsibility with their employees during the crisis.
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The only good thing was the travel

I worked with EF Education First in Zurich for three years. During that time I learned a lot. Sadly, not enough as it related to my career advancement and more about myself and how much mistreatment and bad management I'm willing to put up with before I move on to another company. Compensation was terribly low, management wasn't ever trained, there was almost no accountability in any of the departments I worked regularly with. On occasion, you'd find a department that did things well and there were so many amazing people in every team, but unfortunately, your success really came down to the product president and management from the top down. The hardest part of the job was definitely that feeling of inconsistency, the high turnover rate, and an ever-changing vision. The best part was meeting amazing people from all over the world and the opportunities you'd get to travel. I also just have to add that in my opinion, the way layoffs were handled around the covid-19 pandemic was especially cruel.

Points positifs

Nice people, international workplace, interesting events

Points négatifs

Poor management, nepotism, unprofessional behavior from people in positions of power, changing vision, lack of quality in the products and services offered
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Awesome

I literally love this company and to work with them. We are a huge family around the world.

Points positifs

Training
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Productive and fun workplace

I worked online teaching Italian and Russian languages for business purposes. I have an excellent impression of this working place and about the organization. My students were the employers of Bologna international airport.

Points positifs

Very well organized

Points négatifs

notning
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Toxic environment

Incompetent Management and Toxic environment- No career advancement. No proper training and on-boarding. Overall poor employee quality. Very low salaries.
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Great if you are a young single workaholic with a (false) hope to work your way up the ladder

Incompetent management treating employees like children. Voluntary partying, going out and drinking outside work feel compulsory. Useless business trips to the other side of the world just to get drunk. If you're young, single and with no commitments outside work you'll like it, job offers a lot of social interaction and travel. If you have a family you'll hate it.
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No recomendable

Esta es una empresa dirigida por la cultura sueca en la cuales no se decide nada.
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Good start in Switzerland

Good company if you are new in Switzerland. Offer many temporary positions for the summer. Salaries under average. Very social and talkative people, which is good if you are the same. Offer free passes for boat trips, Rigi, Pilatus, Zurich Zoo. Management is more professional as you take higher positions. Make friends if you want to stay there. Otherwise, start looking for a job 3 months before your contract ends.
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Réponse officielle de EF Education First

13 janvier 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are a truly multi cultural company, and we do have many employees moving from other countries to join us. We therefore work hard to make them feel welcome and acquire a social network in their new location. We encourage everyone joining us in our beautiful Lucerne office to explore both Lucerne and Switzerland. We offer weekend excursions to our employees as well as free use of office passes for employees and their family or friends to some of the most popular and appreciated sights and venues in the area. We are glad to read you enjoyed this benefit. At EF, we invest a lot in our employees professional development. We believe strongly in growing junior staff into managerial roles. We are proud to that EF Managers, who made their first managerial experience with us, many years later are in EF’s Top Management ranks.

Good as a first work place

This is a great company to work for if you are young, flexible and don't mind working a lot. The majority of the workers are under 30 - unfortunately including the mid level management as well. The turnover is quite high because the company hires out-of-school young people to fill entry level positions. Although it is a fun place to work - having colleagues to chat with from all different countries - the environment is fast-paced and often stressful. Most people work overtime. Salaries are basic without bonuses. Travel opportunities are a great way to get out of the office, and it is good for those without family or commitments. The lack of HR and support from management is what one might miss once had worked at other companies and have seen well structured companies before.
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Réponse officielle de EF Education First

13 janvier 2020
Thank you for your review. As we constantly try to improve our work place, your feedback is very appreciated. The success of our company is a result of many factors – among them that we are flexible, fast-paced and that we put a lot of effort into what we do. Your review confirms this. And we do it with a smile! Working with EF should be and is fun. Our strong company culture reflects this. We aim to offer competitive compensations and benefit packages, which for relevant roles also includes variable compensation elements. We do have multiple employee support teams dedicated to offer opportunities for professional development, individual career coaching or payroll related questions. We are committed that all employees feel supported throughout their EF career. We are sorry to read you did not sufficiently feel this support. Again, thank you for your feedback and good luck in your future job experience.

Good company but only for freelancing not entirely as a full time work

On my way through the first year, I wasn't getting that much support from my team leader. Nothing of any sort. Then a few months after, after not getting as much work given, I started to get my way through it, no one was guiding me on how to get more classes. for more than 9 months, I was being given 8 classes a day- 1 hour each class. However, come this year 2019, suddenly 8 hours of class a day, went down to 5 hours of classes a week. When we had a meeting, I realized it wasn't just me who was having the same problem.

Points positifs

very helpful managers

Points négatifs

no steady number of students no matter how many slots you open
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Good people but low salaries

Management is not always consistent with the guidelines. Trainings are not well organise or non existent. Great people to work with, young and dynamic environment. Great office location.

Points positifs

Flexibility

Points négatifs

Salary
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Great place to work for

I enjoyed the atmosphere at EF - young, dynamic and international. They offer great opportunities for development in case of excellent performance as well as employee training.

Points positifs

International environment, fast paced, team spirit
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Dynamisches, internationales Arbeitsumfeld

EF Education First Ltd ist ein Unternehmen mit flacher Hierarchie. Die Interaktion und das Miteinander der einzelnen Teams und Departments in Zürich untereinander ebenso wie mit Kollegen aus den Büros weltweit ist beinahe familiär, das Arbeitsklima und die Firmendynamik sind extrem angenehm und schaffen eine fast familiäre Atmosphäre, welche zu einer einheitlichen und aktiv gelebten Corporate Identity führt. Innerhalb des Unternehmens ist es relativ einfach, das Department zu wechseln, man muss allerdings auch offen für "von oben" festgelegte Veränderungen, Umzüge und neue Jobpositionen sein. Das Gehalt bei EF ist eher am unteren Mittelfeld angesiedelt. Dies ist oft der Hintergrund für Wechsel zu anderen Arbeitgebern.

Points positifs

Kolegen und Offices weltweit

Points négatifs

Gehalt
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Exciting company to work at

EF Education First is a great company to work at. It offers you great colleagues, travelling to a lot of great places and flexibility.

Points positifs

Flexibility, creative, fantastic colleagues, young teams.
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fun work place with lots of young people from all europe

Fun workplace, most of the managers are under 28 years old, 60% of the staff is Swedish and if you are also Swedish you might end up in a privileged position. It's a good place for a FIRST work experience but not if you already have worked in other companies where there is a good HR structure. There is a lack of HR policies, the turn over of employees is very high. They don't prioritise internal employees, instead of that they are always recruiting young people to make them work overtime with low salaries (specially in Lucerne, Switzerland). Advantages: Location of the offices, young people, a party with free drinks once per month, you might travel a lot.

Points positifs

office locations, multicultural environment, young people.

Points négatifs

Lack of HR area and clear policies, low salaries, high turn over, minimum budget for everything.
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Innovativer Arbeitsort mit vielen Möglichkeiten

Innovativer Arbeitsort mit vielen Möglichkeiten Viele Möglichkeiten sich selbst zu entfalten. Junges dynamisches Team und Aufstiegsmöglichkeiten sind vorhanden.
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Very good employer

Swedish work approach. Great stuff. Laid back but still result driven. Maid lots of friends
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3,2 étoile(s) sur 5 pour Sécurité de l'emploi/Évolution de carrière
3,3 étoile(s) sur 5 pour Direction
3,8 étoile(s) sur 5 pour Culture d'entreprise

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