Laureate Education Reviews

Updated Oct 20, 2021

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73%
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Laureate Education CEO Eilif Serck-Hanssen
Eilif Serck-Hanssen
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "Option to work from home or work in the office a few days a week(in 38 reviews)

  • "Flexible work environment with relatively good remuneration(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work-life balance need to be improve(in 49 reviews)

  • "Did not inform employees about big upper management decisions or direction much(in 37 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture - flexible working arrangements

      Nov 26, 2019 - HRBP in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall the culture is really good, staff members are very passionate and motivated and Laureate's mission 'Here for Good' is entrenched in a lot of the company events, activities and behaviors.

      Cons

      Rapidly changing environment which can be a great challenge but also can result in some disruptions and people turnover

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Lack of vision

      May 20, 2021 - Course and Careers Advisor in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice campus, generally nice people

      Cons

      poor commission structure and lack of vision

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Not here for good

      Apr 30, 2021 - Academic 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive pay and benefits programs

      Cons

      Short term focus on earnings alone

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good but not great

      Feb 4, 2021 - Admissions Officer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work and life balance, Location

      Cons

      Management, Communication, Culture, and Benefits

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great learning experience

      Jan 18, 2021 - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues to work with

      Cons

      Constant change without sufficient communication and training

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible Working Environment

      Dec 2, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Option to work from home or work in the office a few days a week

      Cons

      Minimal staff benefits, no maternity leave.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Give it up for the easy crew

      Dec 3, 2020 - Academic Advisor in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Toilets that mostly flushed was nice

      Cons

      Inverse relationship between competence and position on the hierarchy

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid

      Oct 26, 2020 - Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location, food and pockets of talent, diligence and work ethic

      Cons

      Huge ego’s with low levels of experience and professionalism. Poor behaviour is tolerated and common place.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Run for the hills

      Jun 21, 2020 - Student Services 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people - many of whom genuinely care about the students; most of whom are very helpful and working under great amounts of stress

      Cons

      Have a read of the reviews. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but if I had to hazard a guess I'd say the vast majority of positive reviews were written by HR plants, attempting to raise aggregate scores. The few genuinely positive reviews were probably written by middle-to-upper management. These deluded clowns are so far removed from daily goings-on, so out-of-touch with ground staff, ever-increasing workloads, and basic company processes, that it really doesn't surprise me that they'd leave a positive review of this place. For anyone still interested, read the reviews. They all say the same thing. Work environment and (blame) culture is mostly toxic: VERY gossipy and catty. You'll hear about an inevitable restructure (they have one every year under a different buzz term) while making toast in the kitchen. Rumors will spread until everyone is sweating bullets wondering if they'll be unemployed come Christmas. Meanwhile management are fully aware of the dissent and say absolutely nothing. They LOVE that level of anxiety in their employees. They see it as motivation. CEO might as well live on the moon, she's so far out of touch. Middle management conspire to serve their own egos, knifing each other, running project after project into the ground under the banner of inventiveness, all the while with no concern for ground staff where the actual work is done. The level of resentment and dissatisfaction on most campuses is scary. Look elsewhere for employment. This place probably won't even exist in another five years, the rate it's going.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Too many chefs in that kitchen

      Mar 3, 2020 - Senior Lecturer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues, students and beautiful campuses

      Cons

      Good intentions lost in a messy tangle of weird organisational structure, where conflicting interests overpower and confuse increasingly exhausted staff

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      3 people found this review helpful
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