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British Council Reviews

Updated Nov 6, 2019

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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British Council CEO Ciarán Devane
Ciarán Devane
183 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Very low salary, not flexible thinking within the management team(in 23 reviews)

  • "Management needs to address issues related to employee work life balance(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Visa support assistant"

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    Former Employee - Visa Support Assistant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time

    Pros

    It’s a great pleasure to work in a reputed company like BC with high standards. My goal is to achieve a Respectful position.

    Cons

    Your work quickly becomes your life.

    British Council2019-10-22
  2. "One of the best employers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at British Council full-time

    Pros

    Job atmosphere, work life balance, equality and diversity, health benefits, environment friendliness, job security

    Cons

    Salary could be better compared to the brand value

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    British Council2019-10-19
  3. "Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Ahmedabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    creative, supportive, good work life balance

    Cons

    not much prospect for growth

    British Council2019-10-11
  4. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida

    I have been working at British Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility , shift timings, work life balance, leaves

    Cons

    Salary, growths, not good crowd, very remote

    British Council2019-08-03
  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Invigilator in Pune
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Council part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free lunch , travel

    Cons

    Long hours of standing job from morning 10 to evening 5

    British Council2019-07-21
  6. "Great Company to Start Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very diverse and multi-cultural. If you are looking for work life balance along with great benefits of being in a diplomatic organization, this is the place. You learn a lot in short span of time since teams are usually small and handle a lot of responsibilities.

    Cons

    Lack of forward thinking mentality. Especially in certain business functions where the world outside has really advanced in technology, strategies and analytics. Council is slow to adapt in that sense. If you want to gain expertise in certain functions and grow to align with changing marketplace needs, this company is not the place to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt with changing business environment and be open to new technologies or business processes.

    British Council2019-07-09
  7. "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at British Council full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Easy work Young environment

    Cons

    No knowledge Monotonous work No learning

    British Council2019-07-23
  8. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at British Council part-time

    Pros

    Secure contract (in some locations)

    Cons

    Negative work environment and unbalanced work loads

    British Council2019-07-22
  9. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at British Council full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, Nice appraisal

    Cons

    Internal management conflict, internal management politics,

    British Council2019-07-16
  10. "OK Company to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Analyst in Noida
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Got lot to learn as you have open hand to experiment on the servers

    Cons

    management is not up-to the mark.

    British Council2019-06-07
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