Gems Education Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 16 Jan 2021

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Gems Education Chief Executive Officer Dino Varkey
Dino Varkey
67 Ratings
Pros
  • "good salary and working conditions(in 8 reviews)

  • "Friendly work culture, they put in sufficient effort to keep their employees happy(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low Salary, no work life balance, poor managers, quantity over quality(in 6 reviews)

  • "No Career Advancement &High Turnover(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Private School Teacher

      16 Jan 2021 - Teacher in Dubai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good holidays, weekends, work/life balance, reasonable working hours

      Cons

      Children and management can be difficult to deal with

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Anonymous

      15 Oct 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work culture. Supportive Senior Managers

      Cons

      No work life balance. Low salaries

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    3. 1.0
      Former Contractor

      Do not join if not directly employed

      21 Sep 2020 - Learning and Development Consultant in Dubai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are no visible pros in working for this organisation

      Cons

      No work-life balance You are expected to work on Fridays and Saturdays You are expected to work 20 hours a day Senior Management has no idea of the scope of work and the time involved Never join on a short or mid-term contract basis Typical master-slave attitude even from managers who are expats themselves.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Intern

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      6 Jun 2020 - Student 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly Environment and great work life balance

      Cons

      None really. The environment was pleasant

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      All style no substance

      27 Feb 2020 - Math Teacher in Dubai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Standard of benefits, accommodation, healthcare, flights etc

      Cons

      Work life balance non existent. This company sucked my passion for teaching right out of me.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lot of growth opportunity

      28 Aug 2019 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Train you at doing clerical & administrative work

      Cons

      Low Salary, no work life balance, poor managers, quantity over quality

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good people, poor management

      22 Dec 2017 - Teacher in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Dedicated teachers and staff on-site in Chicago work their butts off to deliver a high-quality education and school experience to students. Parents are involved and feel like part of the family. Beautiful campus and neighborhood location. Fun events like open houses, speakers/authors, and social nights to grow the community.

      Cons

      Chicago should be left to independently operate. Whenever NY corporate office gets involved, it all goes to hell. They are completely disconnected from the actual work and challenges on-site. Seem to care more about shiny conferences, travel opportunities, and fat salaries than rolling up sleeves and doing what needs to be done. CEO is unprofessional and has said demeaning and cruel things to staff, causing high turnover. Because it's such a labor of love, people work long hours, and yes it's all for the kids, but leads to little work-life balance.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poorly Managed

      29 Apr 2017 - Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing educators in the Chicago office, beautiful neighborhood, great facilities (though flawed where aesthetic overtook common sense), very high tech and science friendly, and some amazing families to work with.

      Cons

      There is a huge divide between the local Chicago school and the head New York office. There seem to be two different goals and that leads to unclear leadership and constantly changing staff. Career Opportunities are great within GEMS Education but not great within GEMS Americas. Compensation is competitive for some positions and terribly low for others, this needs to be balanced out. Work/Life balance is good. All senior management is leaving at the end of the 2016 school year (both head and associate head of school).

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Software Engineer

      18 Jan 2016 - Software Engineer in Dubai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work life balance and working environment

      Cons

      It was a very employee friendly company. No cons

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      ICT Engineer

      24 Jan 2016 - ICT Engineer in Dubai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Easy work life balance steady life. tension free 7.30 to 3.30 timings. lot of time for yourself

      Cons

      no promotion no growth (personal or professional) same job every single day no climbing up the ladder. same old salary structure.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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