Think Education Group Reviews

Updated 12 Sep 2019

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  1. "communication flowing"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Think Education Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    love the new strategy see how I can contribute it's exciting where we are going staff are on board

    Cons

    took too long to understand how lecturers fit into the changes we don't always get the full picture of change

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Communication goes a long way"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Think Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Committed caring people who work here. Passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Too many changes implemented. Change management needs to be delivered more effectively. There is a lack of communication from management. It's all about the student experience at the expense of staff.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great team, make sure you preserve yourself."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Pyrmont
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Think Education Group for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team on the coal face - highly motivated, fun and dedicated. Health teams are very dedicated and caring, but under resourced.

    Cons

    Corporate babble and shareholder driven. Higher Management has unrealistic in expectations, lots of burnout in the middle management ranks which results in poorly organised running on the ground as program managers are so loaded up.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "A good stepping stone"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Think Education Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good team to work with. Everyone is quite supporting and training is provided right from the beginning.

    Cons

    Management has forgotten that their human resources are more important than marketing their colleges

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "great concept, not enough resourses"

    3.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Think Education Group

    Pros

    I loved the people, the teams and the concept of the company

    Cons

    a lot of talking, but no action. Not a lot of career oppotunities, no exposure, the teams work separately and independently.

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "A company in Transition"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Think Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people at college level with passion, knowledge and skill. As a result, the teaching and learning is relevant, engaging and worthwhile.

    Cons

    Transition of ownership has created uncertainty and job security is minimal. Head office is far removed from the practicalities and challenges of teaching. Work load is extreme and Queen Bee syndrome exists in the executive ranks. HR is organisational management only with little empathy for staff.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very limited opportunity for personal growth but overall a reasonable experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Think Education Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Very close to North Sydney station, convenient location * Friendly and helpful team members * Various perks, free breakfast/coffee/fruit, annual team building day * Xbox/Wii game nights

    Cons

    * Some mid-senior management have own side-business running * Too many useless time-consuming meetings * Management rather outsource work to 3rd party who do an indifferent job, than entrusting internal staff for jobs they are hired to do * Very limited career progression opportunity * Incompetent HR team, large team but outsource recruitment to agency. * Long interview process, 5 rounds of meeting different people who end up asking the same questions over and over.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Undervalued, overworked staff wearing too many hats"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Think Education Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice offices and lovely people to work with at a college level.

    Cons

    When I started at Think I absolutely loved it, but in the last year things have gone downhill. Staff being shifted around and new higher roles being created has left a lot of gaps with no-one looking after important issues and staff had been lumped with more work and uneven work loads across positions. HR seem to be a bit delusional about how staff are feeling - unsafe in their jobs, and that many of the people in management positions don't deserve to be there. The turnover in the last year of administrative staff has been appalling - and no one is solving the problems that they have all brought up in exit interviews. It's a shame, the CEO's visions are fantastic and the company would be great to work for without the issues but there's only so long you can put up with the stress and unfair conditions.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Teething Issues"

    3.0
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Think Education Group for more than a year

    Pros

    A lovely group of hard-working colleagues! May provide an entry-point from industry into a teaching career.

    Cons

    Think Education has undergone a number of ownership and CEO changes and as a result there is not a strong feeling of stability. A lot of staff are doing more than should be expected of them and are receiving poor pay in relation to equivalent roles in other education institutions. Many employees are keeping their eyes on seek.com to find other jobs... which is ironic considering that company currently owns Think Education Group.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Transition of a business"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Think Education Group full-time

    Pros

    There are some dedicated people who truly care about their work

    Cons

    The culture is broken. Laureate Australia transition wil bring together 3 separate companies, think, Torrens and Blue Mountains but people operate and are incentivised in silos. Be good to see more time spent bringing the the group together

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